Mercedes Benz R230 500SL 2003 Model

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Mercedes Benz R230 500SL 2003 Model

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 “There are around 900 million cars in the world, and thousands of models,” Mercedes boss Dr Zetsche once remarked. “But there are only a handful of automotive icons.

“Our SL is one of them.”

Mercedes doesn't replace its premium two-seat SL roadster very often. Since 1954, when the dramatic 300SL Gullwing appeared, there have been just five major versions, this latest being the fifth.

After 12 years in its previous form, a massively restyled, posh Mercedes-Benz SL500 two-seat convertible went on sale as an early 2003 model. Unlike the prior SL-Class, which had a fabric top, the 2003 version was equipped with a retractable hardtop at the push of a button, the R230 SL was the first one since the original Gullwing not offered with a canvas roof of some sort.

The design and engineering innovations of each SL model put it at the forefront of its time. But customers have also benefited greatly in the long-term from the purchase of an SL sports car. And why? Because the models of the 1950s and later generations have long since been regarded as vintage cars of value or coveted modern classics.

The strong values of the SL-Class apply not only to Mercedes-Benz’s current sports cars generation, but also to the veterans of the series. Within a short time after production had ended, the iconic 300 SL was thought of by many as the ultimate dream car – so it was only fitting that in 1999 it was voted sports car of the century by an expert panel of judges.

But also the 190 SL, the W 113 ‘Pagodas’ and the R 107 and R 129 SL Roadster have long been sought-after as vintage cars or modern classics. The timeless appeal of these extraordinary sports cars is reflected not only in the passion that they inspire in people, but also in how much they retain their value

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Experts at Mercedes-Benz Classic believe that prices will continue to rise for well-looked-after SL classics. 

When you purchase a R230 SL500 you get a hell of a lot of car for the money. It's supremely crafted, functions as either coupe or cabriolet, is engineered to great depth, and is highly desirable. The upshot is an automobile that's a potent entertainer when you want it to be or a refined companion when you're not in any hurry.

This magnificent example that we have on offer comes with a full service history, new tyres, brand new engine mounts, Original owner’s manuals and tools. The interior is exceptional with absolutely no signs of wear and tear or cracks in the seats. The retractable roof does its business in a mere 16 seconds.

The January 2012 edition of Motor Klassik magazine gave the following piece of advice to potential buyers. The outstanding availability of spare parts, including the central star on the radiator grill of the 1950s 300 SL, is securing the future of these vehicles as mobile museum pieces. 

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Model:                    2003         
Transmission type: Automatic             
Vehicle colour:       Black  
Mileage:                 136597km                            
Interior colour:       Grey
Number of doors:  Two Doors         
Convertible:           Yes     
Driver side:            Right Hand Side             
Fuel:                       Petrol     
Motor size (CC):    5,0 liter V8  
Owner's Manual:    Yes         
Service History:     Yes

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