2008 Mercedes SL350 Auto (R230)


  • Only 43,590 miles from new
  • Unique Cubanite silver exterior with Designo tan leather
  • Consistently serviced and maintained by Mercedes specialists
  • Two former registered keepers, with interesting provenance
  • Recent replacement of callipers

The Appeal

This 2008 Mercedes SL350 is a fine example of the R230 - undeniably one of the marque's most iconic cars. The SL350 is renowned for its blend of performance, comfort, and advanced technology. Still eminently usable, it's the very definition of a modern classic. This particular vehicle stands out with its unique Cubanite silver exterior and tan leather interior, which sets it apart from the crowd.
With a low mileage of just 43,590 miles, this car has been meticulously maintained, receiving full services every August since it was new. The car's provenance adds to its appeal, having been previously owned by the wife of a premiership football club chairman. This SL350 is a fine example of the model and is sure to attract the attention of discerning buyers.

History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 2008
  • Two former registered keepers, the first being the wife of the chairman of Newcastle FC
  • Consistently serviced and maintained by Mercedes specialists
  • Full and complete services carried out every August since new
  • Callipers replaced last year
  • Valid MOT until April 2025
  • Currently indicates 43,590 miles
  • Private registration is not included, car will revert to original number NT08 DDY
  • Paperwork file includes:
    • V5c document
    • Plenty of invoices
    • Some correspondence
    • MOT certificates
    • Original manuals and handbooks

The Condition

  • Unique colour combination of Cubanite silver exterior and Designo tan leather interior
  • Minor stone chips on the car, commensurate with age
  • However, by and large the paintwork is marvellous
  • Roof is in good working order, with no rips or tears
  • Original alloys in fine fettle
  • Tan leather interior is in fine order throughout
  • All instruments are clear, legible and in good working order
  • Wooden veneers are clean and bright
  • The vendor notes a very small hole in the passenger door card speaker

The Mechanics

  • 3.5L M272 V6 powerplant
  • Automatic transmission with 7 gears
  • Engine bay looks in fine order
  • We understand the car is driving as expected
  • No mechanical defects noted by the seller


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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2008
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SL Class
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 43,590 Miles
  • Engine size 3498
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Edinburgh
  • Location Scotland
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
22 bids
  • si•••• £12,250 25/04/24
  • JH•••• £12,249 25/04/24
  • si•••• £12,150 25/04/24
  • si•••• £11,900 25/04/24
  • co•••• £11,600 25/04/24
  • si•••• £11,350 25/04/24
  • si•••• £11,100 25/04/24
  • co•••• £10,850 25/04/24
  • ke•••• £10,600 25/04/24
  • su•••• £9,350 25/04/24
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