Mercedes built just over 11,000 of their range-topping SL600 roadster for a worldwide market. Powered by a 6-litre V12 engine and costing considerably more than the SL500, the 600 was for the few buyers who just wanted the ultimate, and hang the cost. Whilst the majority of 600s sold were early cars from around ‘93/94, by the final facelift in 1998, very few were produced. In 1998, the year this car was made, Mercedes made only 821 SL600s worldwide, with only a handful coming to the UK. Suffice to say that this final facelift SL600 with total specification and AMG extras from new is an extremely rare car indeed.
UK-supplied new, this SL600 was finished in Brilliant silver, enhanced by the AMG body styling package and 18” AMG two-piece wheels. It also has a panoramic roof and xenon lights. Inside the Exclusive black leather extends over the dashboard and door cards, the seats are orthopaedic, heated and with memory. The sound system has the Bose upgrade and the steering wheel part leather, part walnut.
Being a late 600, the engine is the later, improved coil on plug unit and it drives through the electronically controlled five-speed automatic gearbox. The suspension is all-round self-levelling with adaptive damping and height control.
The car has covered 79,770 miles from new backed up by a Full Service History. The last service was carried out at 78,937 miles. In addition, there is a folder of bills/receipts detailing maintenance, including bills from Mercedes for overhauling the adaptive damping system and brakes totalling nearly £5k. The book pack contains all original books/manuals, all tools are present along with both keys. Clear HPI Certificate.
The bodywork is unmarked, as are the wheels. The panoramic hardtop is unmarked. The interior is in excellent condition and retains its factory overmats and original stereo. On the road this car is quite something. As you might expect the 6.0-litre engine provides prodigious performance and tremendous refinement.
A very rare opportunity to buy a final-facelift SL600 with AMG styling and a total specification.
216 – Self-levelling suspension all round with adaptive damping (ADS)
351 – Auto-pilot system (APS)
404 – Left front seat orthopaedic
405 – Right front seat orthopaedic
415 – Glass roof (panoramic)
500 – Power folding external mirrors
511A – Exclusive black leather
617 – Xenon headlights
682 – Fire extinguisher
731 – Wood trim, Walnut
740 – Black folding roof
772 – AMG styling package – front spoiler, side skirts and rear apron
810 – Bose sound system
819 – CD changer in boot