- 30,300 Miles
- Year Built: 2003/53
Here we have a truly superb October 2003 SL500 finished in Metallic Brilliant Silver with contrasting Dark Grey Hide and Black trim, having travelled just 30,334 miles from new and it is in truly excellent condition. It has a full Service History too as you would expect.
The SL500 is extremely well specified with the usual toys including Cruise Control, Command Control and Display, Satellite Navigation system, Bi Xenon Headlights, Heated Seats with Memory, Dual Climate Control, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Front and Rear Parking Sensors and Bose. There’s also ride height control so you don’t have to worry about over ambitious speed bumps!
This example has the extra cost Panoramic Roof, Keyless Entry and Start and Remote Control For Roof Operation, Indeed with all the extras this example cost over £80,000! (It also has the extra cost Aluminium trim option which looks far superior to the wood veneer offering).
This is the later 2004 model with the 7Gtronic gearbox making it faster but more frugal too! What’s more, it also lowers the average engine speed – a clear plus point in terms of cutting fuel consumption.
Arguably the SL500 is the pick of the range, fast enough for most but not as expensive to fuel and maintain as a AMG55 version.
The SL’s lightweight body – the bonnet, front wings, doors, boot lid, fuel tank partition and a number of other components are made from aluminium, the most prominent lightweight component being the bonnet. The powerful 5-litre V8 engine, which rumbles out 225 kW and 460 Nm of torque, ranks as one of the most potent engines in this vehicle class, while still meeting the strict EU-4 emissions requirements.
Of course, if you want to get the ultimate out of the car you can switch to sequential manual with just a left push on the gear lever or on the steering wheel buttons, giving you more control over what is happening. If you do get it out of line the electronic stability control cuts power and sorts out the car so you revert to a proper path. Handling is just about perfect, with no discernible understeer or oversteer.
The SL500 is one of very few cars that actually over-delivers on the promise. It’s as quick as expected, it’s as comfortable as expected, and its handling is far, far better than expected.
Can you think of another pre-owned Convertible that offers so much for so little? And having averaged just 3,000 miles a year examples like this are increasingly hard to find!
All of our sales cars undergo a complete Inspection before being placed on sale, supported by a Fully Comprehensive Warranty, offering you complete confidence and peace of mind in your Investment.
Call the Showroom on 01384 442369, or Ian 07801 389439 for further Information or to arrange a viewing.
Finance packages available for Business users and Private purchasers that can be tailored to suit your Individual requirements. Part Exchanges welcome too of course.