2002 Mercedes Benz SL500



This is not a usual Appreciating Classics car…….
However, its such a fantastic car, and such value for money, we had to make sure it went to a good home!

Around £70,000 when new, and still in fantastic condition!
The spec on this car is fantastic, and the interior colour is the best available.

All specification and details are below, this is a huge amount of car for the money, and perfect for the coming summer months.

Please note, that the private plate is included in the sale, and will be left on the vehicle.


The car comes with all the original handbooks, along with the stamped service booklet within the correct Mercedes Benz leather case.

Some previous MOT’s make up part of the paperwork history, and show that the car has covered very little mileage in the last 3 years, as it was a second car which had very little use, purely used on sunny days.
Also, many Mercedes Benz receipts for service parts and various items are within the history file, along with a previous HPI certificate & of course the private registration plate.

Body & Paintwork

The bodywork on this vehicle is in very good condition, and all paint appears to be original, and the car is free of any dents.
This car has never been in an accident, and all panels gaps are perfect as you would expect.

All the glass is good, without any damage, all lights operate correctly, and badges/lights are all in very good condition.

Very well looked after car and this is clear to see, edges of doors have no chipping, also none of the usual scratches around the door handles.
Only very few small age related marks, such as, a few stone chips, and some deterioration to the rear drivers wheel arch on the inner lip.

The electric roof operates quickly and quietly just as it should do.

Interior & Trim

The interior of this car, is absolutely fantastic.
All the leather is in great condition, with no ‘cracking’ or signs of wear, even the drivers bolster is as near as perfect as can be.
All the walnut is perfect, without any ‘cracking’ or ‘lifting’ in any areas.

The car has a very high specification, as listed below.

  • Full leather, Electric, Memory seats
  • Sat Nav
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors (Front & Rear)
  • Sport mode
  • Switchable traction control
  • Bose premium sound system
  • Electric folding mirrors

Plus much much more.
A fantastic place to be indeed.


A fantastic 5.0 V8 engine, produces a fantastic driving experience.

Having been serviced regularly, and well looked after in general, the engine pulls strongly as it should do, and without hesitation.
The gearbox is smooth with all gear changes.

The engine and gearbox are quiet, and without fault as they should be.
The car had a major service at 70,000 miles, plus another service since, and another service being carried out on 24th June 2014.
Complete peace of mind and no need to worry for sometime yet.

A fantastically comfortable cruiser, which, with sport mode activated, becomes an even more capable car.


Running Gear

This car drives superb, it is a great place to be.

The front brake discs and pads are brand new, and work very well indeed.
All suspension is without fault, and is extremely comfortable as you would expect.

Steering is tight and precise, wheels are in good condition, although they do have the odd small mark.

An absolute pleasure to drive.