2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 R230


  • Impeccable MOT record
  • Garage-stored
  • Present keeper since 2021
  • Advisory-free MOT valid until 18th May 2025
  • Just 50,124 miles

The Appeal

Hurrah! The Sun has finally made an appearance, heralding the arrival of the British summer and of course, convertible driving season. So if you're on the hunt for your next open-topped car, we can heartily recommend this superb Mercedes-Benz SL500.

With 306 horsepower on tap and a whole host of luxurious, high-end factory features, the SL500 is a consumate all-rounder, as adept on a long-distance cruise as a spirited B-road bash. There's a lot to love and this one's particularly good. There are just 50,096 miles on the odometer and the MOT history is impeccable, with twelve consecutive first-time, advisory passes.

The 2004 Mercedes Benz SL500 is a remarkable blend of luxury, performance, and timeless design. Known for its powerful V8 engine and elegant styling, this model is a favourite among enthusiasts who appreciate both its driving dynamics and its sophisticated presence.

Resplendent in the classic Mercedes colour Green Black, this car really looks the part and its preservation has been greatly aided buy its time spent tucked away in the vendor's garage.  With an MOT valid until May 2025, this vehicle is ready to offer its next owner a well-executed blend of usability, reliability, performance and style.

History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 2004
  • Five registered keepers
  • 50,124 miles
  • In present ownership since 2021
  • Stored in a garage
  • MOT valid until 18th May 2025

The Condition

  • Handsome Blue Black paint scheme (189U) which subtly changes colour in different light conditions
  • Blue (202A) leather upholstery
  • Folding hard top in good working order
  • The vendor demonstrates that the wind break deploys correctly
  • Very smart alloy wheels - slight kerbing to the nearside front
  • High-quality Continental tyres
  • Very straight-looking bodywork with good door fit
  • Smart trim, lights and glass
  • Very little wear to the upholstery and controls in line with the very low mileage
  • Equipped with heated electrically adjustable seats
  • CD multi changer
  • We're not informed of any apparent issues with the cabin electrics and climate systems

The Mechanics

  • 4,966 cc M273 V8
  • Automatic transmission with seven speeds
  • We're assured that it is mechanically standard
  • Factory garage door opener
  • Parktronic
  • Active Body Control
  • We're informed that it drives beatifully with no issues to report

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Auction Details
  • Year 2004
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SL Class
  • Colour Black
  • Mileage 50,124 Miles
  • Engine size 4966
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Southampton
  • County Hampshire
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
14 Bids from 6 bidders
  • co•••• £9,900 15/07/24
  • ma•••• £9,800 15/07/24
  • co•••• £9,500 15/07/24
  • ma•••• £9,200 15/07/24
  • co•••• £8,900 15/07/24
  • ma•••• £8,600 15/07/24
  • co•••• £8,100 15/07/24
  • ma•••• £8,000 15/07/24
  • co•••• £7,500 15/07/24
  • ja•••• £7,000 14/07/24

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