Mercedes 300 SL-24 Auto
This early Mercedes SL is in “show” condition, a credit to its former owner. Resplendent in what is in my opinion the best colour combination of pearl blue metallic with mushroom leather upholstery and a navy fabric roof.
The car has all of the desirable factory options and cost the first owner in excess of £65000 when delivered new.
There is a huge history file with dozens of old invoices and MOTs plus all of the original books in their black wallet. She comes with a full service history showing 22 service stamps which up to 64600 miles were all at the supplying dealer, Hughes of Beaconsfield. Thereafter all of the remaining services have been carried out by Hughes of Poole the respected Mercedes specialists.
I believe the car to be in outstanding condition for the age. Everything works as it should, with the last service carried out at only 2000 miles ago and an MOT until Nov 2017.
Car: Mercedes 300 SL-24 Auto
Reg: 1991 H
Mileage: 114500 Warranted
Owners: 4 Owners. Last for 15 years
Supplied to the first owner on 1st June 1991 by Hughes of Beaconsfield. With 4 previous owners (2 were the same owner) the last of which has had the car for nearly 15 years and has lavished large sums of money maintaining the car to a very high standard.
A new soft top was fitted in June 15 and there are numerous invoices for past services and MOTs.
July 91, 509 miles Hughes of Beaconsfield
June 92, 5546 miles Hughes of Beaconsfield
July 93, 8889 miles Hughes of Beaconsfield
March 94, 11312 miles Hughes of Beaconsfield
June 95, 14350 miles Hughes of Beaconsfield
Aug 96, 17922 miles Hughes of Beaconsfield
Jul 97, 21950 miles Hughes of Beaconsfield
May 99, 31298 miles Hughes of Beaconsfield
Apr 00, 37195 miles Hughes of Beaconsfield
Mar 01, 42940 miles Hughes of Beaconsfield
May 02, 49691 miles Hughes of Beaconsfield
Apr 04, 55634 miles Hughes of Beaconsfield
Jun 05, 58187 miles Hughes of Beaconsfield
Oct 08, 64616 miles Hughes of Poole
Jun 09, 71247 miles Hughes of Poole
Mar 10, 77586 miles Hughes of Poole
Jan 11, 84801 miles Hughes of Poole
Aug 12, 91946 miles Hughes of Poole
Aug 13, 99272 miles Hughes of Poole
Dec 14, 105438 miles Hughes of Poole
Jan 16, 112168 miles Hughes of Poole
Current MOT until November 2017 with no advisories.
The pearl blue paintwork looks stunning belying the cars age of 26 years.
The aluminium hard top is as new and the doors have no dents or ripples on them. If I am being very picky there a couple of very small stone chips on the bonnet and down the edge of the driver’s door there is a very small mark which is hardly noticeable.
The bumpers and lower body cladding are in exceptional condition, having been professionally re sprayed in the past. At about the same time a new navy fabric roof was fitted at considerable cost.
The 16” alloy wheels are in excellent order and have been refurbished at some point. Matching Continental contact 2 tyres adorn the wheels with ample tread remaining.
The front grille has a very small dent just to the left of the star. This may just be visible to you in one of the pictures but again is hardly noticeable.
The mushroom leather upholstery and black dashboard complement each other very well. With thick pile carpets and matching over mats the inside of this car is luxurious.
The dashboard is unmarked and the walnut inlays look perfect. With full electric operation for both drivers and passenger seats which are supremely comfortable and even the headrests raise and lower electrically. The drivers seat bolster has a small amount of wear but does not detract from the overall appearance of the interior.
Fitted with rear seats as an option this is a practical and luxurious 2+2.
The air conditioning is fully functioning and everything on the car works as it should, just as the day the car left the factory.
This Mercedes has the following equipment.
ABS, Central locking, 5 Speed Auto, Tinted glass, Fully electrically adjustable front seats, Illuminated twin vanity mirrors, Full leather interior, Twin exit lights, Electric windows, Head light wash wipe, Electric door mirrors, Walnut fascia and inlays, Electrically operated soft top, Cruise control, Aluminium hard top, Air conditioning, Auto roll protection hoop, Blaupunkt stereo cd player
The three litre 24 valve engine produces 228 BHP and is mated to a very smooth 5 speed gearbox which was very advanced when the car was launched. It gives Sport and Economy settings and complements the refined 6 cylinder engine and makes for rapid if not blisteringly fast progress when required.
The performance figures for the day state a maximum speed of 146 MPH and a 0-60 MPH in around 7.9 seconds. In what is a heavy and massively over engineered car which this generation of Mercedes is famed for the SL excels as a Grand Tourer.
With relaxing and stable handling, a super smooth engine and a seamless gearbox this Mercedes is a wonderful car to drive.
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