Sold for: £12,100
Very hard to find fault.... Exterior condition is nothing short of first class, no dings, dents, scuffs or chips!! Panels are all original with zero signs of any accident damage!! Finished in the original colour combination of blue black metallic over silver grey.
Interior is first class with no excessive wear to any particular area, headlining is clean and not sagging neither is the dashboard cracked (a common trait in cars from hotter climates) Interior wood panels are again in good condition, everything inside the car works as it should with no warning lamps illuminated. Full black leather and polished burr walnut interior trim. Usual level of refinements to include factory climate control (ice cold) black mohair power hood, factory hard top, electric seats with heating, amd memory function to both driver and passenger, headlamp cleaning, original 8 hole light alloy wheels, twin airbags, cruise control, electric steering column, ABS and ASR, rollover protection, front sliding centre armrest, factory security etc. etc.
Car starts and idles perfectly every time, runs smoothly without the slightest hint of a cough or a splutter. Smooth through the rev range and behaves exactly as it should under load! Under bonnet area is clean and tidy, sound deadening is in place and in great condition! No oil leaks and nothing untoward to mention.
Gearbox has a silky smooth gear change both up and down, kick down works exactly as it should and no vibration or shuddering through the gears! No oil leaks from the gear box or from the differential, no whining or complaining, it just does everything it’s supposed to!
Nothing whatsoever to cause concern here, we did have an issue with the soft top operation when the car first landed as it seems the hard top had been in place all of the cars life, thus preserving the black fabric hood and plastic rear windows (first class condition) however, as soon as we tried to operate it, 20 odd years of no use left the system needing attention. To re-commission the soft top we had to change every hydraulic ram relating to the roof, this work was entrusted to a Mercedes Benz main agent with the final bill running into thousands of pounds.... Copy invoices will accompany the entry! In addition, everything works as it should and no warning lamps are illuminated!
All routine servicing whilst in Japan was performed by Yanase, the official importer of Mercedes Benz and prior to the auction, it will be serviced by a Mercedes main agent here in the UK. All original handbooks, tools etc. will accompany the entry. MoT until July 2018 issued with no advisories.
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