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Mercedes SL 500 Silver Arrow
This car is available with a labour and parts warranty on request.
This car comes recently serviced and has passed a multipoint check.
- 48,477 Mileage:
- 155 Top Speed:
- 2002 Year:
- 6.1 0 - 60:
- Aug 13 MOT Expiry:
- 320 BHP:
- Aug 13 Tax Expiry:
- 5 Speed Automatic Transmission:
- Silver Arrow Metallic 777 Exterior Colour:
- 4999 Engine Capacity:
- Two tone black leather Interior Colour:
- V8 Engine Configuration:
Designed and built as a grand tourer the SL was first introduced in 1954. The designation SL derives from the German Sport Lightweight and was first applied to the 300SL Gullwing.
The SL model range is still in production today and has spanned five generations of models from 1954 to the present day.
The R129 as featured here is the fourth generation of car and was built from 1989-2002. Featuring a shorter wheelbase and updated rear suspension over it predecessor the R107 (third generation SL) the R129 was quick to introduce model updates and featured a large amount of styling, mechanical and technological updates over its 12 year life span.
The R129 shot to the public's attention in 1991 when Diana, Princess of Wales sold her Jaguar to purchase a 500SL. This sparked a media storm as this was the first time a member of the royal family had chosen a foreign car. The media questioned whether British royalty should be driving foreign cars and eventually due to pressure she was forced to return the car to Mercedes-Benz in 1992. The car now features in the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
In 2002, by the time the R129 series came to an end, Mercedes released a final special edition of the SL 500/SL 600 named the Silver Arrow to celebrate the long heritage of Mercedes race cars. The Silver Arrow name was first used in the 1930s, when a Mercedes Benz race car weighed-in at 4.5lbs over the racing class weight limit. To overcome this issue the race team decided to strip the car of all its paintwork, exposing its shining aluminium skin as well as shedding the neccesary weight. Since the Mercedes Benz race cars have all been known as Silver Arrows.
The 2002 special edition comes with a host of extra equipment including Silver Arrow ultra-metallic paint, fully-lined black soft top, brushed aluminum instrument cluster, black bird's eye maple wood trim and aluminum trim on the wind deflector, shift gate, pedals, grille and trunk lid. In addition to new multipiece, six-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels and factory-drilled brake rotors front and rear.
Air conditioning/Climate control, Heated/Electric mirrors, Cruise control, Electric heated memory seats, Electric windows, CD player/6 disc auto changer, Bose audio system, Traction control, Electronic stability control, Heated washer, Removable hardtop convertible roof with glass rear window, Rain sensor, Cruise control, Front headlamp wipers, First-aid kit, Spare wheel, Cup holders, Spare key.
The limited edition SL500 Silver Arrow is coated in a beautiful, ultra-metallic silver paint. Under our showroom lights the deep metallic flake looks sensational on this example, all of the paintwork remains in excellent condition and remains free from any scratches or swirl marks. Every contour and angle of the cars bodywork is perfectly straight, with no evidence of poor repair or unsightly door dinks. The SL is equipped with an aluminium electric folding hardtop, the matching silver paintwork is in wonderful condition and all the mechanics to operate the hardtop work exactly as they should, enabling a fast, smooth function. For the warmer months, the SL also comes with an immaculate black soft top that can be operated at the touch of a button.
The interior space of the Silver arrow has a classy ambiance, comprising of black and silver two-tone leather upholstery. The seats remain in excellent condition with only the lightest of wrinkles to be found on the surface, they also remain free from any wear to the bolsters. The rear seats are in perfect un-worn condition, still feeling soft and plush. The two-tone leather theme continues to the door panels, steering wheel and gear knob. The centre console is shod in a beautiful black birds eye maple wood trim, the majority of the switch gear can be found here as well as the contrasting aluminium gear gate. This very same aluminium trim can be found adorn the instrument cluster, helping to identify this example as the limited edition Silver Arrow.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Under the bonnet lies the magnificent 5 litre Mercedes Benz V8 engine, producing over 300 bhp and launching the SL to 60 mph in a swift 6.1 seconds. The SL is excellent mechanical condition, having always been maintained at the correct intervals by both main dealers and Mercedes specialists. The last service was a major 'B' service carried out by John Haynes Auto Technics at 48k miles. The Silver Arrow utilizes the intelligent Mercedes electric 5-speed automatic gearbox, which adapts the timing of the changes to the changes in road gradient, as well as syncing with an individuals driving style in fully automatic mode.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The split-rim, six-spoke 18" alloy wheels help to set the Silver Arrow apart and look sensational with their highly polished lip. All of the wheels are in excellent shining condition with no lacquer damaged to be found whatsoever. The wheels are shod in Pirelli P-Zero tyres at the front and Continental tyres on the rear, all of which have a good amount of tread remaining. The SL is equipped with Mercedes brake assist system that is proven to reduce stopping distances. Both front and rear discs and pads were replaced at 44k miles by John Haynes Auto technics, having done only 4k miles since they still feel strong and responsive, pulling the SL up quickly and smoothly.
The Silver Arrow was first registered on the 8th of March 2002 and comes with the desirable private registration plate SL02 DAN. There are 6 service stamps to be found in the booklet, the first 4 services are by Mercedes main dealers and the last 2 services have been carried out by Mercedes specialists John Haynes Auto Technics.
The history file contains every tax disc and MOT certificate to verify the mileage as well as many invoices for replacement parts and work carried out.
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