Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG

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A stunning Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG with 26,517 miles and full Mercedes history.

EQUIPMENT
Active Body Control (ABC) with special AMG settings, AMG body-styling, AMG two twin chrome tailpipes, closing aid for boot lid, Electro-hydraulic Vario roof operated via infra-red key, Bi-Xenon headlamps, speed sensitive parameter steering, AMG sports seats, AMG steering wheel with gearshift paddles, COMAND cockpit management and navigation display, Easy-Pack, Bose sound system, luxury two-zone climate control, electrically adjustable memory seats with massage function, TV tuner, dual airbags, dual head/thorax sidebags, AMG high performance braking system, ABS with Brake Assist (BAS), ESP with ASR, rain sensing wipers.  Factory options: Metallic paint, Parktronic, Distronic radar cruise control, tyre pressure monitoring system, AMG Exclusive Nappa Leather, comfort heated and ventilated seats.  Dealer accessories: Mercedes-Benz tailored carpet mats.

EXTERIOR
This phenomenal Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG is finished in original and factory optional Obsidian Black Metallic, (Code 197).  Having covered a mere 26,517 miles from new, the factory paintwork boasts a gorgeous deep shine and uniform finish.  Certainly not detracting from stunning muscular lines of this hot-blooded supercar are a few very light stone chips to the front.  All other trim sections, AMG detailing and badges are immaculate.  AMG body styling unique to the SL55 with side air outlets and AMG V8 design twin tailpipes ensure the aesthetics are commensurate with the blistering 500hp performance!  The Electro-hydraulic Vario roof operates with speed, finesse and micro-precision.  An epic performance roadster.

INTERIOR
Sportiness is the dominant theme inside the SL55 AMG with the Alcantara trimmed AMG instrument cluster and windscreen frame and the AMG ergonomic sports steering wheel with shift paddles.  The expensive factory optional Berry Nappa Leather, (Code 587), is exclusive to the SL55 AMG and compliments the exterior Obsidian Black Metallic perfectly.  Ergonomics and comfort have naturally taken prominent consideration with technological wonderment infused throughout, including the dynamic multi-contour seats in perfect condition with heating, optional comfort ventilation and integral air cushions with massage function.  The COMAND cockpit management and navigation display is hugely advanced even today and further premium specification attributes include a TV tuner and Bose sound system.  The red stitched leather fascia and Aluminium AMG trim sections are as new.  Luxury, opulence and exhilaration in abundance.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A true engineering and technological marvel is the AMG 5.5-litre V8 supercharged ‘Kompressor’ engine developing a ferocious 500hp and 700Nm of torque, as quoted in the original Mercedes-Benz UK marketing literature.  Expect 0-62mph in a phenomenal 4.7 seconds and an electronically governed top speed of 155mph!  The technical specification is simply mind-blowing and raising the bonnet reveals a work of art V8 powerplant which is spotlessly clean, exactly as intended and complete with all factory plates and stickers intact.  The sound emitted from the AMG two twin tailpipes is guaranteed to set the pulse racing!  The standard five speed automatic transmission with shift paddles features AMG Speedshift to increase the shift speed by up to 35% in automatic mode.  An unmedicated source of pure adrenalin!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Exclusive to the SL55 are 18” AMG 22 spoke alloys wheels in high-polish finish which remain in near perfect condition with no outer rim damage whatsoever.  Premium brand matching Pirelli PZero Rosso tyres of size 255/40 R18 and 285/35 R18 front and rear respectively have masses of tread remaining.  The high-performance braking system feature massive composite discs which have a diameter of 390mm at the front and 360mm at the rear.  The huge ornate callipers clearly visible through the spoke openings remain in the correct silver with AMG inscription.

HISTORY FILE
With introduction of the V8 SL55 AMG, Mercedes had a ground-breaking machine that gained immediate attention from the motoring world.  Registered new by Mercedes-Benz Chesterfield on 29th September 2003, this example has covered just 26,517 miles from new with only three keepers, the last long-term Mercedes-Benz Club member owner since August 2001.  With full Mercedes-Benz main dealer service history, there are eight stamped entries, all Mercedes main dealer and in accordance with stipulated service guidelines, with the most recent B service carried out by Mercedes-Benz of Canterbury in June 2018 with just 60 miles covered since!  Both the dealer supplied leather document wallets are beautifully presented and hold all handbooks, guides and point of sale literature.  A further large history folder holds supporting Mercedes service invoices as well as two sets of original remote keys.  Completing the history file is a hardback sales brochure and every MOT certificate carried out since the first in 2006.

A headline introduction to the world of modern design and engineering, the Mercedes SL55 AMG will always be recognised as a car that raised the bar amongst peers.

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Mercedes-Benz W126 380SE

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An unrepeatable Mercedes-Benz W126 380SE with just 29,513 miles and full history.

EQUIPMENT
All steel monocoque body, torsionally resistant safety cell, impact-absorbing front and rear sections, heat insulating safety glass, laminated windscreen, headlamp wash/wipe, central locking, electric window lifters, pneumatic headlamp range adjust, electrically adjustable passenger door mirror, dual zone electronic interior temperature control.  Factory options: Metallic paint, 15-hole alloy wheels, electric sliding roof, limited slip differential, electric aerial, anti-lock brakes, fire extinguisher.

EXTERIOR
The understated styling of the W126 Series, the flagship line for Mercedes-Benz, are instantly recognisable and having covered a mere 29,512 miles from new, this powerful 380SE example is an unrepeatable testament to this design classic.  Finished in factory optional Thistle Green Metallic, (Code 881), the beautifully polished paint finish is fantastic and all original panels are straight with even gaps.  All doors close effortlessly with a quality thud.  Minor age-related markings and a small ding to the rear panel are visible upon inspection but hardly warrant a mention.  All trim sections are fully intact with no damage and only a few hairline scratches.  Originality seekers will be treated to supplying dealer number plates, rear screen sticker and tax disc holder, as well as service stickers and an amazing preserved underside, still displaying factory stickers and labels to original components.  Worthy of the best collections.

INTERIOR
The superbly engineered and beautifully finished cabin space of the Mercedes-Benz W126 is widely renowned for unsurpassed build quality.  Ergonomically designed for optimum comfort, the contoured seats trimmed in original Light Brown fabric, (Code 034), are immaculately clean and wear free, complimented by the fine wood-veneer capping’s in perfect order.  The door cards, headlining, dashboard and switchgear are perfect, and all functions and controls operate with seamless finesse, as you would expect.  The sumptuous carpet has no notable wear having been protected from new by expensive tailored over mats.  The rear parcel shelf has two stowage compartments, one holding the unused first aid kit and even the emergency incident instruction card!  An immensely comfortable and well-appointed interior, finished to the highest standard.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the Mercedes aluminium fuel-injected V8 engine of 3839cc displacement, this powerful engine produces 218bhp and 305Nm maximum torque.  A top speed of 134mph is quoted with effortless quiet acceleration.  The engine bay is beautifully clean and displays all manufacturer plates, stickers and panel stampings.  The four-speed torque-converter automatic transmission with optional limited-slip differential operates exactly as the manufacturer intended with smooth changes and positive kick down.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory optional 15-hole alloy wheels are virtually mark free and unrestored even to the extent of one rim still wearing the factory PDI dot sticker!  Matching branded 205/70 R14 tyres have masses of tread remaining.  The pristine boot area houses the spare wheel alongside the original jack and warning triangle, and there are even date labels still attached to the inner rear light clusters and the wheel changing instruction tag!  Dual-circuit servo braking system with factory optional anti-lock assistance (ABS) offers excellent straight-line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on the 9th June 1982 by Mercedes-Benz Main Dealer, S.G.Smith Motors of Crystal Palace, this UK example has covered a fully verified 29,513 miles with just two individual owners.  A new vehicle order form and options order card is made out to Mr Howard Moorby of R J Moorby Contractors with a price tag of £17,650 including factory options totalling £2146.93.  Initially registered in the company name, Mr Moorby transferred the car into his name upon retirement in 1992.  Having bought the car new, Mr Moorby who owned a large collection of prestige cars eventually ceased ownership in July 2017 when the car was bought by Mr David Burgess.

The history file is simply colossal and thorough perusal would take some considerable time.  In addition to the original service booklet, which still has the factory build codes in the rear cover, all other handbooks, guides and dealership literature remain in the plastic document wallet and incredibly the rear-view mirror hung running in schedule has been kept.  There is an invite card from the supplying dealer to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Daimler-Benz in 1986 and a letter to Mr Moorby in 1992 from S.G.Smith Motors giving a valuation of both this car and his 1982 380SL.  A huge history folder holds countless invoices and MOT certificates dating back to the 1980’s as well as an original sales brochure and three Mercedes keys.  The Mercedes-Benz W126 line is essentially a byword for outstanding build quality and engineering refinement, and this low mileage example allows the next owner to appreciate this German marque at pinnacle level and enjoy the growing interest this generation of Mercedes-Benz is attracting.

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Mercedes Benz 300SL-24

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A desirable Mercedes-Benz 300SL-24 R129 in beautiful condition.

EQUIPMENT
Automatic roll-over bar, driver airbag, electric soft top, hard top, remote infrared central locking, halogen fog lamps, heated electric door mirrors, eccentric sweep wipers, head lamps wash/wipe, electrically adjustable seats including headrest, dual zone heating and ventilation, illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding armrest, economy gauge, oil pressure gauge, warning triangle, first aid kit. Factory options; 5-speed automatic transmission, Tempomat cruise control, leather seat trim, turbulence deflector, seat heaters, air conditioning. Accessories; Alarm/immobiliser, Mercedes tailored floor mats.

EXTERIOR
This stylish Mercedes-Benz SL is the highly desirable 300SL-24 model of the much sought after R129 line. Finished in stunning Signal Red, (Code 568), the paintwork is beautifully presented with a deep glossy and uniform finish. All panels are free from damage with only light imperfections visible upon close scrutiny, namely light touched in stone chips to the front and two to the boot lid. There is a very light rub to the front offside bumper corner, barely noticeable. The factory Black soft-top, (Code 740), is superb and fully intact with the original Mercedes clear unmarked screens. In addition, the colour coded hard top comes with the car and is in excellent condition with one paint blemish to one rear corner. An outstanding example of the model that affirmed the maker’s repute for engineering excellence.

INTERIOR
Materials of the highest quality and beautiful craftsmanship are typical of the era for Mercedes-Benz, the benchmark to which other makers aspired. The multi-contoured seats finished in optional Mushroom leather, (Code 275), are spotlessly clean and in near pristine order with electric adjust functions and optional seat heating working perfectly. Both the electric hard top release and electric soft top hood operate with effortless fluidity. Originality seekers will note the factory fitted Pioneer KEH P11 stereo with CD changer and factory stickers still within the door shuts and boot area. Ergonomically brilliant and the ultimate grand roadster.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The six-cylinder 2960cc engine has four valves per cylinder with twin overhead camshafts producing 230bhp and 272Nm of torque. A top speed of 146mph and 0-60 in 8.5 seconds is quoted in the manufacturer literature, and this impressive low mileage example feels wonderful to drive. The spotless and unaltered engine bay displays factory build plates and stickers. The factory upgraded five-speed torque-converter automatic transmission operates perfectly and suits leisurely and enthusiastic driving alike with both sport and economy transmission modes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Cast light-alloy wheels in eight-hole design are virtually mark free with no kerbing damage whatsoever. Matching Yokohama C.drive 2 225/55 R16 were fitted brand new in 2016 and have covered very few miles. The full-size spare wheel remains fitted with the factory supplied Pirelli P6000 tyre housed neatly in the boot area alongside the Mercedes tool roll, first aid kit, warning triangle, jack and even the delicate and often destroyed wheel changing instruction card! The standard ABS system with fixed calliper disc brakes front and rear offers reassuring stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on the 1st August 1992 by Mercedes-Benz Main Dealer, Speeds of Chesterfield, this beautiful and very desirable 300SL-24 has covered just 75,058 miles from new with a full comprehensive supporting history file. The original service booklet contains 13 Mercedes-Benz dealer and specialist stamped entries, with the most recent entry at 73,671 miles in 2017 by Mercedes Specialist, Spilsby Road Garage of Boston. All original handbooks and guides are in the leather-bound wallet and the factory build card with options list is in the rear page of the service book. Both sets of remote keys are present. Furthermore, the history file contains a large file of service invoices, virtually every MOT certificate and valuation certificates from 2007 to 2016. Completing the history file is a detailed vehicle history log containing chronologically documented servicing, MOT history, ownership trace, valuation records and vehicle specification. An original sales brochure and specification pamphlet is also included. This highly sought after 300SL-24 Valve model is firmly a modern classic and fast becoming highly collectable, particularly as a cherished, unmolested and preserved example offered here.

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Mercedes Benz SLK230 Kompressor

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A full specification Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor (R170) with 34,780 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Acceleration skid control (ASR), front occupant airbags, side airbags, electro-hydraulic Vario roof in car colour, roll over protection, heat insulated glass, dual zone heating/ventilation, Speedtronic cruise control, service interval display, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors, wind deflector, air compressor, warning triangle, tool roll, first aid kit. Factory options; AMG lightweight alloy wheels, AMG body styling kit, leather upholstery, preparation for roof carrying system, metallic paint, adjustable steering column, heated seats, headlamp wash, air-conditioning, wind deflector.

EXTERIOR
This stunning SLK230 is finished in Linarite Blue, (Code 352), specified as a factory option at a cost of £651.20. Having covered just 34,780 miles, this garaged example is in beautiful condition with a lustrous shine and uniform polished finish to the factory paintwork. A few carefully touched in stone chips are difficult to detect and there is a small ding to the boot lid and driver’s door, a light rub to the rear bumper and two chips to the front window. The electro-hydraulic Vario roof is seamless in operation and the wind deflector remains with the car. Originality seekers will be pleased to see the factory stickers within the door apertures. Not to be confused with the usual offerings, this super-low mileage SLK is without question amongst the best examples.

INTERIOR
This well appointed two seat roadster features many factory specified options including leather upholstery, heated seats and air conditioning. The Quartz/Black leather seats, (Code 225), are clean and free from wear with firm bolsters. Interior preservation is clear with only tiny hairline creases to the outer driver’s seat bolster and slight discolouration to the steering wheel badge. The matching colour scheme door cards and headlining to the Vario roof are as new. All controls and functions operate seamlessly including the Speedtronic cruise control, air conditioning and original Mercedes-Benz stereo. Factory stickers remain on inner boot lid, and the luggage area holds the space saver spare wheel, compressor, first aid kit, warning triangle, tool roll and jack, all present and in their place! Even factory codes remain stamped on the boot floor of this superbly original low mileage example.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The supercharged six-cylinder engine displaces 2295cc to develop 193hp at 5300rpm and 280Nm torque output. Impressive performance credentials are quoted in the marketing literature at 0-62 in 7.5 seconds with a top speed of 142mph, and this machine performs at optimum level. The engine bay is pristine and proudly displays the bright red ‘Kompressor’ rocker cover infill as well as factory stickers, bulkhead chassis stamp and slam panel stamping. The standard electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission operates precisely as it should with positive kickdown and both manual control and winter/sport modes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory upgrade 17” AMG alloy wheels are in superb order with no kerb damage and only miniscule markings. Quality matching Continental ContiSport tyres of size 225/45 R17 front and 245/40 R17 rear have plenty of tread remaining. The anti-lock braking system offers absolute stopping power to install complete peace of mind.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 1st June 1997, the car has incredibly remined in the same family since 1997, 20 years with Mrs Moorhouse until March 2017 and her Son in Law, Kennon Miller, thereafter. With virtually every factory option specified, the original bill of sale in the history file is for a substantial £37,500! Having covered just 34,780 miles from new, this low owner example boasts very desirable credentials. The original service book displays Mercedes-Benz main dealer stamps, the last being Robinsons Mercedes of Peterborough in 2017 at 32,250 miles for a major service with supporting invoice for £1,222.53. The Mercedes document wallet holds all handbooks, guides, dealership literature and security code cards. A further large folder contains service and maintenance invoices and previous MOT certificates. Two sets of keys plus the remote-control master key card remain with the car and there is an original sales brochure included.

Early, low mileage and cossetted SLK’s are fast becoming desirable and difficult to find and this exceptional example has optimum credentials and condition to match.

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Mercedes Benz W124 300CE

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A magnificent Mercedes-Benz W124 300CE with just 50,685 miles and full history.

EQUIPMENT
All steel monocoque body, torsionally resistant safety cell, impact-absorbing front and rear sections, heat insulating safety glass, laminated windscreen, heated twin washer nozzles, central locking, electric window lifters, seat belt butler, panoramic windscreen wiper, pneumatic headlamp range adjust, parking lights, fine burr walnut root cappings, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, dual zone electronic interior temperature control. Factory options; Leather upholstery, front central armrest, metallic paint, electric sliding roof, electric seat and headrest adjustment. Dealer options; Orvel Piranha alarm system.

EXTERIOR
The elegant and graceful lines of this coupe are instantly recognisable and the W124 Series has become a byword for unsurpassed quality and engineering excellence, a benchmark to which many cars fall short of even today. This desirable 300CE is finished in factory optional Blue Black Metallic, (Code 199), which boasts a gorgeous glossy shine and uniform finish to the high-quality paintwork, a polisher’s dream! All factory panels are straight and damage free whereby very small markings to the bonnet and light stone chips are visible but do not detract from the hugely impressive condition. All trim sections are perfect with no scuffs or aging whatsoever. Having covered just 50,685 miles under husband and wife ownership from one year old, this superb example is preserved to the upper-most standard and is very hard to beat.

INTERIOR
The superbly tailored and beautifully finished cabin space of the Mercedes-Benz W124 is a luxurious environment made from the finest materials. Ergonomically designed for optimum comfort, the contoured seats are trimmed in Grey Leather, (Code 268), an expensive factory option. The supple leather has been regularly treated with feed and remains spotlessly clean and virtually as new. The door cards, headlining, fine burr walnut root cappings and switchgear are perfect, and all functions and controls operate seamlessly. The crystal clear instruments reveal garaged storage with perfect bright orange needles soon faded on outdoor stored examples and the carpets have been protected by genuine Mercedes-Benz carpet mats. Original touches such as the Panasonic Alphatuner stereo and service stickers in the driver’s door shut are pleasing to see, and there is even the unused first aid kit in the rear parcel shelf compartment! An immensely comfortable and well-appointed interior, finished to optimal standard.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the preferred choice Mercedes six-cylinder in-line injection unit of 2960cc displacement, the engine produces 180bhp at 5700rpm and 255Nm of torque at 4400rpm. A top speed of 137mph is quoted with effortless acceleration to 62.5mph in just 8.8 seconds. The engine bay is very clean and displays all manufacturer plates, stickers and panel stampings. The four speed Tempomat automatic transmission features sport and economy modes and operates exactly as the manufacturer intended with smooth changes and positive kick down. Effortless motoring indulgence.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The original 15-hole alloy wheel rims look stunning and are well presented with only light markings and scratches to the outer rims. Matching quality Michelin Energy 195/55 R15 tyres were fitted brand new in 2017. The pristine boot area houses the original unused Pirelli P600 spare tyre alongside the original toolkit roll, jack, warning triangle, and even the wheel changing instruction card! Dual-circuit servo braking system with anti-lock assistance (ABS) offers excellent straight line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on the 13th September 1990 by main agents Dick Lovett Mercedes-Benz of Swindon, the first owner was Mr Andrew Melsom, Managing Director of BMP Business of Baker Street, London. When the car was one year old, it was purchased by Mr and Mrs Frangi who have owned the car ever since, passing into Mrs Sylvia Frangi in 2015. A sales invoice from 1991 reveals the price paid by them of £28,900! The service history is superb with the original service book containing 15 stamped entries, the most recent being November 2017 at 49,648 for a major ‘B’ service with supporting invoice in the history file for £857.79. Furthermore, the Mercedes clear plastic wallet houses all handbooks, guides and point of sale literature as well as both sets of keys with fobs. A folder of previous invoices and MOT certificates completes the history file along with an original sales brochure.

Representing an exceptionally well maintained and preserved example, this low mileage Mercedes offers truly capable everyday classic motoring for those wishing to appreciate this German marque at it pinnacle level.

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Mercedes Benz CLK320 Avantgarde

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A luxurious Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Avantgarde (A208) with just 25,894 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Avantgarde Package, front occupant airbags, front sidebags, passenger safety cell, heat insulating glass, rain-sensing wipers, comfort seat belts, automatic hood operation, exit lights, heated screen wash system, Speedtronic cruise control, Mercedes-Benz Audio-10 sound system, CD changer, warning triangle, tool roll, first aid kit. Factory options; Metallic paint, driver and passenger electric seats, driver memory seat, leather multi-function steering wheel.

EXTERIOR
This desirable and opulent CLK320 Avantgarde is finished in optional Brilliant Silver metallic, (Code 744). Having covered just 25,894 miles, the incredible paintwork boasts a near flawless finish to really enhance the elegant lines of this genuine four seat convertible. Even upon close scrutiny, the keenest eye will struggle to find anything other than tiny markings, utterly insignificant. The beautifully made trim sections, lights and badges are as new, and the original quality Black fabric multi-layer hood, (Code 740), is near perfect and seamless in operation. An exceptional example far superior to the usual offering.

INTERIOR
Extravagance and lavishness in abundance, this cabin space offers utmost indulgence. Trimmed in beautiful Orion Grey Leather, (Code 218), the upholstery is spotlessly clean and entirely commensurate with the very low mileage. The ergonomically designed seats are beautifully preserved and supremely comfortable, with added convenience of factory optional electric memory adjustment. The plush carpets are very clean and retain fulness. Birds Eye Maple cappings and other leather trim sections are pristine, as is the Orion Grey headlining. The functions and controls in this example operate exactly as they should including the air conditioning and cruise control. Inside the immaculate boot area is the original warning triangle, first aid kit, jack, and tool roll. Factory build stickers and options label remain in the boot floor and both inner door shuts. Luxurious comfort to all occupants with Mercedes-Benz traits throughout.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Mercedes V-engine of 3199cc displacement produces 218bhp at 5700rpm and 310Nm torque at 4600rpm to achieve a top speed of 146mph and 0-62 in just 8.3 seconds. The engine bay is exceptionally clean. The standard 5 speed automatic transmission with winter/sport modes and Tipshift Function adapts to your driving manner to offer gear changes to suit your mood. A powerful, smooth and effortless driving experience.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted seven spoke alloys wheels are original and virtually perfect, still retaining the correct diamond cut out rim which is often surrendered upon refurbishment. The original factory Pirelli P6000 tyres of size 205/55 R15 remain fitted with masses of tread, but due to age it is recommended that renewal is made and these are preserved for originality. The spare wheel is the unused Pirelli P6000 item still showing the coloured banding to the tread. The anti-lock braking system with Brake Assist (BAS) offers absolute stopping power to install complete peace of mind.

HISTORY FILE
First registered on 26th July 2002 by Mercedes-Benz of Chichester, this outstanding example has covered an incredibly low 25,894 miles from new. This top of the range Avantgarde edition was further specified with many desirable factory options, clear was the no-expense spared mentality of the first owner which happened to be the Royal Bank of Scotland! The vehicle V5 document names Royal Bank of Scotland as the first owner, however soon after the much-publicised tax-payer bailout of £45 Billion in October 2008 whereby the then Chief Executive, Fred Goodwin, was later stripped of his Knighthood and partial pension benefits, the Mercedes along with other luxury items owned by the bank was quickly placed into storage. It was deemed deeply unpalatable and inappropriate for such items to remain in ownership considering the government bailout, so in 2015 the Mercedes was offered for sale. The first and only private keeper, Mr Victor Pearce, has now decided to sell the car and thin his collection due to the passing of his wife.

The black leather A5 wallet holds all handbooks, radio guides and dealer literature as well as the service booklet which along with history file records show main dealer and Mercedes Benz specialist servicing. Indeed, the vehicle was serviced solely by the supplying main dealer before and during the bank’s turmoil. Completing the history file is three sets of Mercedes remote keys.

This Mercedes-Benz in desirable CLK320 guise is in outstanding condition and fast becoming a highly regarded modern classic.

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Mercedes Benz 300SL-24

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A desirable Mercedes-Benz 300SL-24 R129 with just 27,227 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Automatic roll-over bar, electric soft top, remote infrared central locking, halogen fog lamps, heated electric door mirrors, eccentric sweep wipers, head lamps wash/wipe, electrically adjustable seats including headrest, dual zone heating and ventilation, illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding armrest, economy gauge, oil pressure gauge, warning triangle.  Factory options; Leather seat trim, rear child seats, wind deflector, seat heaters.

EXTERIOR
This elegant and very desirable Mercedes-Benz SL is the 300SL-24 model having covered just 27,227 miles from new.  Finished in stunning Arctic White, (Code 147), the paintwork is beautifully presented with a bright pure shine and uniform finish, entirely commensurate with a pampered car of such remarkably low mileage.  All panels are free from damage with only light imperfections visible upon close scrutiny, namely a paint blemish to the front offside wing and a light rub to the nearside corner of the front lower bumper.  The factory Black soft-top, (Code 740), is superb and fully intact with the original Mercedes clear unmarked screens and just two small marks to the outer fabric.  An exemplary example of the model that affirmed the maker’s repute for engineering excellence.

INTERIOR
High quality materials and first-class workmanship can be felt in every feature from the multi-contoured seats finished in optional Black leather, (Code 271), to the seamless operation of the electric roof.  The driver’s seat although fully intact with no rips is showing slight ageing and usage markings to the outer bolster.  The immaculate carpets have been protected from new by Mercedes-Benz floor mats and the inner lining to the hood is perfect.  All controls and functions are fully operational with exception of the outside temperature gauge.  Factory specified with rear child seats and seat belts for small people only, the rear seats fold down to create additional luggage space and there are two small impressions to the leather where the seatbelt buckles touch.  Originality seekers will note the factory fitted Blaupunkt Atlanta SQR47 stereo and service sticker still within the driver’s door shut.  Ergonomically excellent and the ultimate grand tourer.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The six-cylinder 2960cc engine has four valves per cylinder with twin overhead camshafts producing 230bhp and 272Nm of torque.  A top speed of 146mph and 0-60 in 8.4 seconds is quoted in the manufacturer literature, and this impressive low mileage example feels wonderful to drive.  The spotless and unaltered engine bay displays factory build plates and stickers.  The four speed torque-converter automatic transmission operates perfectly and suits leisurely and enthusiastic driving alike with both sport and economy transmission modes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Cast light-alloy wheels in fifteen-hole design are unrestored and show light markings to the outer rims and some delamination.  Matching Pirelli Cinturato P7 225/55 R16 were fitted all round in 2016 and have excellent tread remaining.  The full size spare wheel remains fitted with the factory supplied Dunlop D40 tyre housed neatly in the boot area alongside the Mercedes tool roll, warning triangle, jack and even the delicate and often destroyed wheel changing instruction card!  The standard ABS system with fixed calliper disc brakes front and rear offers reassuring stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on the 17th October 1990 by Mercedes-Benz Main Dealer, H L Gorner Ltd of Wigan, this beautiful and very desirable 300SL-24 has covered mere 27,227 miles from new, fully verified.  The original service booklet contains 7 Mercedes-Benz dealer and specialist stamps, with the most recent entry at 26,625 miles.  The factory build card with options list is in the rear page of the service book and both the factory consignment card and dealer PDI checklist have also been kept.  Furthermore, the history file contains service invoices, virtually every MOT certificate dating back to 1994 and incredibly every single tax disc from new to the discontinuation of the paper disc, all laminated for preservation!  Completing the history file is the dealer supplied leather wallet and book packs, two original remote keys and even the supplying dealer tax disc holder.  An original sales brochure and specification pamphlet is also included.  This highly sought after 300SL 24 Valve model is firmly a modern classic and fast becoming highly collectable, particularly as a low mileage preserved example offered here.

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Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG

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A rare and powerful Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG (R230) V12 Bi-Turbo with 48,164 miles.

EQUIPMENT
Active Body Control (ABC) with special AMG settings, AMG body-styling, AMG two twin chrome tailpipes, closing aid for boot lid, Electro-hydraulic Vario roof, Bi-Xenon headlamps with cornering light function, speed sensitive parameter steering, Parktronic, AMG sports seats, AMG steering wheel with gearshift paddles, COMAND cockpit management and navigation display, Easy-Pack, Bose sound system, luxury two-zone climate control, electrically adjustable memory seats with massage function, heated seats, TV tuner, AMG Exclusive Nappa Leather, dual airbags, dual head/thorax sidebags, AMG high performance braking system, rain sensing wipers. Factory options; Panoramic Vario roof, Keyless Go, comfort ventilated seats.

EXTERIOR
This phenomenal Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG, the most powerful standard-production roadster in the world at the time of launch is finished in original Mercedes Brilliant Silver Metallic, (Code 744). Having covered a mere 48,164 miles from new, the factory paintwork boasts a beautiful crisp shine and uniform finish. Certainly not detracting from stunning muscular lines of this hot-blooded supercar are a few minor paintwork imperfections including some stone chips to the front. AMG body styling unique to the SL65 with side air outlets and AMG V12 design twin tailpipes ensure the aesthetics are commensurate with the insane 612hp performance! The Electro-hydraulic Vario roof with expensive optional panoramic glass operates with speed, finesse and micro-precision. An epic performance roadster.

INTERIOR
Sportiness is the dominant theme inside the SL65 AMG with the Alcantara trimmed AMG instrument cluster and windscreen frame, AMG ergonomic sports steering wheel with shift paddles and Keyless Go start button on the gear shifter. Ergonomics and comfort have naturally taken prominent consideration with technological wonderment infused throughout, including the dynamic multi-contour seats in Stone Grey with heating, optional comfort ventilation and integral air cushions with massage function. Said seats are in pristine condition and offer unsurpassed comfort and lateral support. The COMAND cockpit management and navigation display is fully functional and further premium specification attributes include a TV tuner and Bose sound system. The silver stitched leather fascia and trim sections are as new. Luxury, opulence and exhilaration in abundance.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A true technological marvel is the AMG 6.0-litre V12 bi-turbo engine developing an explosive 612hp and thumping 1000Nm of torque, as quoted in the original Mercedes-Benz UK marketing literature. Expect 0-62mph in a phenomenal 4.2 seconds and an electronically governed top speed of 155mph! The technical specification is simply mind-blowing and raising the bonnet reveals a work of art V12 powerplant which is spotlessly clean, exactly as intended and complete with all factory plates and stickers intact. Start the car and the sound emitted from the AMG two twin tailpipes is guaranteed to set the pulse racing and the spine tingling! The automatic transmission with shift paddles features AMG Speedshift to increase the shift speed by up to 35% in automatic mode. An unmedicated source of adrenalin!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Unique to the SL65 are 19” AMG split rim alloys wheels in Titanium Grey which remain in near perfect condition, whilst premium brand tyres of size 255/35 R19 and 285/30 R19 front and rear respectively have masses of tread remaining. The high-performance braking system feature massive composite discs which have a diameter of 390mm at the front and 360mm at the rear. The huge ornate callipers are prominent through the large spoke openings and remain in the correct silver.

HISTORY FILE
The Mercedes SL R230 Series was designed using the ground-breaking supercomputer in the “CAVE” (Computer Aided Virtual Environment) which allowed designers to meticulously analyse every curve and line. After introduction of the V8 SL55 AMG, Mercedes surprised the industry and press by developing this, the awesome V12 bi-turbo SL65 AMG a year later. This 2005 example has covered just 48,164 miles from new. There are seven recorded service entries in the electrically held records with the most recent carried out by Mercedes-Benz Worcester in September 2017 at 47,229 miles. Both the dealer supplied leather document wallets are beautifully presented and hold all handbooks, guides and point of sale literature. A further large history folder holds supporting service invoices as well as two sets of original remote keys. Completing the history file is a hardback sales brochure and separate price list which reveals an eye-watering list price including options of £151,880!

A headline piece in the world of modern design and engineering, the Mercedes SL65 AMG will always be recognised as a car that raised the bar amongst peers and is destined to be one of the Mercedes-Benz SL greats with increasing collector interest.

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Mercedes Benz SLK230 Kompressor

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A stunning Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor (R170) with two owners from new.

EQUIPMENT
Acceleration skid control (ASR), Anti-Lock brakes (ABS), front occupant airbags, side airbags, electro-hydraulic Vario roof in car colour, roll bars, heat insulated glass, dual zone air conditioning, Speedtronic cruise control with speed limiter function, service interval display, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors, air compressor, warning triangle, toll roll, first aid kit.  Factory Options; AMG lightweight alloy wheels, leather upholstery, cup holders.  Dealer accessories; SLK tailored floor mats, wind deflector.

EXTERIOR
This stunning SLK230 is finished in the rare and striking colour of Magma Red, (Code 586).  Having covered just 59,010 miles and been cherished from new by only two owners, this garaged example is simply exceptional.  The factory paintwork gleams with a deep lustrous shine and beautiful uniform polished finish, and all factory panels are straight and undamaged.  Even very close scrutineers will struggle to detect anything other than minuscule markings and a few carefully touched in stone chips.  The previous owner since 2005 has preserved the underside components with a careful and light application of Dinitrol treatment.  The electro-hydraulic Vario roof is seamless in operation and the optional wind deflector remains with the car.  Originality seekers will be pleased to see the Mercedes dealer number plates.  Not to be confused with the usual offerings, this pampered SLK is without question amongst the best examples.

INTERIOR
This well appointed two seat roadster features factory optional leather upholstery in Anthracite, (Code 221), which is spotlessly clean and free from wear with firm bolsters.  The fastidious owner routinely fed the leather ensuring it has remained supple and only tiny hairline creases can be seen on the outer driver’s seat bolsters.  Tailored SLK floor mats have preserved the carpets and the headlining to the Vario roof is as new.  All trim sections are immaculate other than some minor lifting to the drivers sill kick plate and the controls and functions operate seamlessly including the Speedtronic cruise control/limiter and ice-cold air conditioning.  Factory stickers remain in the spotless door shuts and inner boot lid, and the luggage area holds the space saver spare wheel, compressor, first aid kit, warning triangle, tool roll and jack, all present and in their place!  Even factory codes remain stamped on the boot floor of this superbly original example.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The supercharged four-cylinder engine displaces 2295cc to develop 193hp at 5300rpm and 280Nm torque output.  Impressive performance credentials are quoted in the marketing literature at 0-62 in 7.5 seconds with a top speed of 142mph, and regular documented servicing has ensured this machine performs at optimum level.  The engine bay is pristine and proudly displays the bright red ‘Kompressor’ rocker cover infill as well as factory stickers, bulkhead chassis stamp and slam panel stamping.  The standard electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission operates precisely as it should with positive kickdown and both manual control and winter/sport modes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory upgrade 17” AMG alloy wheels are in outstanding order with no scuffs, and matching Michelin Pilot Sport tyres were renewed in 2016 and have masses of tread remaining.  The anti-lock braking system offers absolute stopping power to install complete peace of mind.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on the 15th June 1999, the first owner was a Rosamund Marshall who ordered the car through Mercedes-Benz UK and opted for the factory collection in Germany which was offered at the time.  Mrs Marshall enjoyed the car for six years until 2005 when it was purchased by Paul Wilson who has owned it ever since.  The very low mileage of 59,010 miles is fully verified in both the service records and all MOT certificates held dating back to 2004.  The most recent service was carried out in November 2017 and the previous owner has noted the fully synthetic fluid changes with correct brand and viscosity.  The Mercedes document wallet holds the service book with factory build card as well as all handbooks, guides and dealership literature including the post-it note pad!  A further large folder contains the original Mercedes factory consignment records as well as Mercedes main dealer and specialist service invoices.  Two sets of keys plus the remote-control master key card remain with the car and there is an original sales brochure too.

Early, low mileage and cossetted SLK’s are fast becoming hard to find and this exceptional example has optimum credentials and condition to match.

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Mercedes-Benz W124 320E

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A powerful Mercedes-Benz W124 320E with one private owner and 32 service stamps.

EQUIPMENT
All steel monocoque body, torsionally resistant safety cell, impact-absorbing front and rear sections, heat insulating safety glass, laminated windscreen, heated twin washer nozzles, electric sliding roof, central locking, electric window lifters, panoramic windscreen wiper, pneumatic headlamp range adjust, parking lights, first aid kit, remote rear headrest lowering, burred walnut root wood veneer cappings, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors.  Factory options; Metallic paint, 5-speed automatic transmission, Tempomat cruise control, front central armrest.  Dealer options;  Sony XR-7041 stereo, 10CD changer, Scorpion 1000 Series alarm.

EXTERIOR
The angular lines of the W124 Mercedes-Benz are instantly recognisable, and this desirable 320E example is a fantastic testament to this design classic.  Finished in factory optional Brilliant Silver Metallic, (brillantsilber Code 744), the beautifully polished paint finish is fantastic thanks to garage storage.  Minor age-related markings are visible upon inspection and worthy of mention is a small ding to the boot lid, passenger door and very light chips to the bonnet.  All trim sections are fully intact with minor age related marks and supplying dealer number plates front and rear still remain fitted.  Purchased by the only private owner from the Sales Manager of Main Dealers, J.R Tagger Ltd, it is clear to see the car was the owners pride and joy and has been cherished and preserved accordingly.

INTERIOR
The superbly engineered and beautifully finished cabin space of the Mercedes-Benz W124 is widely renowned for unparalleled build quality and many will argue its successor, the W210 Series, fell short in comparison.  Ergonomically designed for optimum comfort, the contoured seats trimmed in original Grey Leather, (Code 268), are very clean and genuine Mercedes-Benz carpet mats have been fitted from new.  The seat bases and bolsters remain absolutely firm and have retained all shape.  The door cards, headlining, dashboard and switchgear are perfect, and all functions and controls operate seamlessly.  The upgrade Sony XR-7041 stereo with 10CD changer fitted by the supplying dealer when new operates well.  Service stickers remain in the door shuts and does the J.R Tagger tax disc holder in the front screen.  The untouched Mercedes first aid kit is housed in the rear shelf compartment, still in the plastic wrapper and the boot area is pristine with the tools again, still in the plastic wrapper!  An immensely comfortable and well-appointed interior, built to the highest standard.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the Mercedes six-cylinder 24v unit of 3199cc displacement, the engine produces 220bhp at 5500rpm and 310Nm of torque at 3750rpm.  A top speed of 144mph and 0-62 in 8.6 seconds is achieved in effortless near silence from this exceptionally smooth powertrain.  The beautifully clean and original engine bay displays factory stickers, plates and original protective wax.   The factory optional five speed automatic transmission with economy and sport mode operates exactly as the manufacturer intended with smooth changes and positive kick down.  With 32 stamped service entries, this engineering legend is sheer motoring indulgence.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The classic 8-hole alloy wheel rims look stunning and are well presented with only light markings and scratches to the outer rims.  Five matching quality Michelin 195/65 R15 tyres have masses of tread remaining.  The pristine boot area houses the spare wheel alongside the original toolkit roll, jack and warning triangle.  Even the wheel change instruction tag has survived intact!  Dual-circuit servo braking system with all-round discs and anti-lock assistance (ABS) offers excellent straight line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new on the 13th August 1993 by Mercedes-Benz Main Dealer, J.R.Tagger Ltd of Watford, this UK example has had just one private keeper from new.  Purchased from J.R.Tagger Ltd as the Sales Managers demonstrator at just 7 months old, the sales invoice in the history file is made out to Mr Bernard Kaye and illustrates the price paid of £34,750.  Incredibly, Mr Kaye has kept this beautiful 320E for 24 years and covered a fully verified 71,053 miles.  The service history is simply remarkable and colossal, with the original service booklet containing 32 stamped entries, the most recent being in July 2017 at 70,719 miles.  To accompany each stamp is a huge history folder containing every corresponding service invoice and previous MOT certificates to leave in no doubt the fastidious annual maintenance.  The Mercedes document wallet contains all handbooks, guides and point of sale literature as well as two original Mercedes keys with J.R.Tagger leather fobs.  Two period road test reports are also included.

The difficult decision to part with his pride and joy has been made by Mr Kaye due to his advancing years, and the next lucky custodian will benefit from his dedicated care of the car and will find themselves owning one of the best examples remaining.

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