1996 Mercedes-Benz SL 320

Lot: 261

Sold for (£): 9,020
Offered for sale is a 3.200L 1996 Mercedes Benz SL 320 automatic that has been with the current owner for over 10 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 107 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Well-presented Silver Arrows engineering masterpiece R129 3.2 litre SL...


  • Complete service history up until present owner. Recently serviced by professional owner
  • Lovely metallic silver paintwork complemented by desirable Panoramic hardtop
  • Interior is in excellent condition, the leather has been cleaned and restored prior to sale
  • With current custodian for over 12 years. Well-documented history and receipts

Lot Details

Registration: P451 TWT RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1996 Engine size: 3.200L
Make: Mercedes Benz Odometer reading (miles): 69000
Model: SL 320 MOT expiry: 2019-02-04
Warranted: No Chassis number: WDB1290632F141273

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 107 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Overall in very good condition, the car has not been restored hence the paint work commesurate with its age.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Interior is in excellent condition, the leather has been cleaned and restored prior to sale. Carpets have always had foot mats, of which there are two sets, the Mercedes OEM originals and a black set of after market examples.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Runs superbly, oil and brake fluids were changed in December 2017


Gears: Drive-shaft:


The car drives as a SL 320 should, smoothly, with no jerkiness.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Minor: Major:


Items such as windows, central locking, seats and roof mechanism all work correctly.

Vehicle History


Complete service history up until present owner. The current keeper owned a Garage and MOT service business, and hence undertook his own servicing regime. A letter from him confirming regular servicing is included with the car.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history