When Diana, Princess of Wales, dumped her Jaguar in favour of a red Mercedes-Benz SL from the R 129 series, British media was in turmoil. The princess eventually had not choice but to return the “foreign” car.
A different, nearly as beautiful red 300 SL can be yours without any media storm. It’s a 1993 model which has found its way home from Lithuania. According to the consignor, the car has gone through only two ownerships, the latter holding it for 10 years and using it only during the summer months.
The SL appears to have been completely repainted, with most of the paint still in good shape and only little visible rust. The leather interior has been renewed at some point, it is in good condition. Dashboard and faux wood centre console are well preserved and devoid of cracks.
The SL features electrically adjustable, heated seats, power windows, cruise control, a leather steering wheel, fog lights and dual airbags. It runs on Lorinser 19″ alloys, not without curb damage. The tyres are in need of replacing. A body-coloured hard top is included.
Engine compartment and boot look clean, and the car generally makes a cared-for impression.
Under the bonnet, there is the 3.0 litre six-cylinder engine installed which produces 140 kW (190 hp) of power and is coupled to a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
Get a hold of this one now, and in a few years from now you can boast that you bought the SL for very small money…