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2014 Mercedes-Benz SL350 AMG

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£18,285

  • Mileage~43,000
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine3.5L
  • LocationBurgess Hill

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2014 Mercedes-Benz SL350 AMG

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Introduction

Alan Stuart
Professional Consigner

A roadster which can double as a GT, the Mercedes SL350 is luxuriously finished inside and out, offering a thrilling drive wherever you venture.

The SL-Class R231 was the sixth generation of the SL, first announced at the North American International Auto Show in January 2012. The R231 introduced all-new aluminum bodywork, with its weight advantage offset, higher safety and convenience equipment. Standard equipment included an adaptive windscreen wipe/wash system, and increased shoulder and elbow room. The 3.5L V6 offers the driver ~302BHP, providing a thrilling experience with the roof up or down.

This particular example comes to us with only 1 former keeper, it's been in the current ownership for ~7 years and has ~43,000 miles on the clock. It is finished in the ever popular "Obsidian Black" paint with a red leather interior. The history of this car is extensive, the car being serviced at the Mercedes-Benz every year.

This listing was written from information supplied by Alan after meeting Stephen the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Once I saw the car for the first time finished in black with a red leather interior, I thought it was beautiful and just knew this was the car for me.

Stephen previously owned an earlier SL with a removable hardtop and convertible soft-top. He loved the idea of a convertible hardtop, giving him the option to drive it how he wanted all year round. Lookers Brighton sourced an R231 for him, when he saw this black over red leather example, Stephen described it as beautiful and the perfect car for him. He enjoys driving the car with the roof both up and down, appreciating its streamlined exterior and timeless design, he has taken the car to the south of France and Spain previously.

After a hip replacement operation, Stephen finds sitting in a low position for long journeys less comfortable than before, so he is reluctantly parting with his beloved SL350. He has taken excellent care of the car, having it cleaned and regularly serviced every year at his local main dealer. Please review the history and paperwork, and Stephen will be available to answer any of your questions about the car in the comments below.

Stephen
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Exterior

There's no denying the striking appeal of the SL350, thanks to its muscular AMG Sport styling.

Wheels and Tyres

Fitted with multi-spoke wheels from the factory, they appear to be in good condition however would benefit from refurbishment. As often seen, there is surface corrosion under the lacquer on all four wheels.

The wheels are equipped with Pirelli P-Zero tires, which also seem to be in good condition. They are dated 2017. The most recent health report from Mercedes (25/07/2023) indicates tread levels of around 5-7mm. Please examine the history and paperwork section for more details.

Bodywork

The bodywork of this Mercedes appears to be in excellent condition, with all the panel gaps around the car appearing well-aligned. During our visit, we didn't spot any obvious dings on the sides of the car, nor any corrosion.

We have provided detailed observations through our high-resolution images and videos. Please take the time to review all the media files to get a comprehensive view of what's on offer and assess the car's condition for yourselves.

Paint

Finished in a "Obsidian Black", the paint is of a high standard, with even coverage and consistent colour across each panel. We did notice some small stone chips on the bonnet that are to be expected with time. We also noticed some marks on the panels surrounding the rear window as pictured.

Once more, we have provided high-resolution images and videos of the car for your assessment of the bodywork's condition.

Glass and Trim

The glass on this SL350 AMG Sport example appears to be in great condition, consistent with the low mileage and ownership. During our visit, we did not notice any chips, or discoloration, just with the smallest crack on the passengers side. The window seals also appear to be in good condition and consistent with the overall state of the car.

Interior

An incredibly well finished cabin, with supple leather across almost every surface along with wood and metal flourishes.

Seats and Carpets

These deep yet comfortable AMG Sport seats are upholstered in red leather with black detailing, electrically adjustable and with the all important "Air Scarf" system to keep you warm. There are only minimal signs of wear on the seats, which reflect the mileage of ~43,000 miles.

A similar story is evident with the leather door cards and black carpets. Please refer to the extensive media for a detailed view of the cabin.

Dashboard

The dashboard is adorned with leather and features satin chrome accents. The dashboard in this SL350 exhibits no significant damage or scuffs. There were no warning lights displayed, and the odometer showed a reading of ~ 42,944 miles during our visit.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The factory Mercedes steering wheel is equipped with a black leather grip and is in great condition, consistent with the mileage of this car. The satin chrome SL automatic gear selector also appears to be in good condition, and the steering wheel has paddles behind for control of the 7 speed automatic gearbox. Please refer to the image gallery for a closer look at the details.

Mechanics

Optioned with the AMG Sports package that includes sports suspension, this SL can handle the power with ease.

Engine and Gearbox

Powered by the 3.5L, ~302BHP V6 engine, this roadster can traverse the roads with both style and comfort.

Stephen reports that the car starts from cold without any issues and drives smoothly, thanks to its seven-speed automatic gearbox that powers the wheels. For a detailed view of the car starting from cold, driving, and a closer inspection underneath the SL350 AMG Sport, as well as the tidy engine bay, please refer to the mechanical video.

Suspension and Brakes

The suspension appears to be in great condition and provided a smooth journey on the roads, this car optioned with the "Sports Suspension" which has 2 modes to choose from.

During our brief drive in the car, it handled just as you'd expect from a modern roadster, coming to a stop without any issues.

The Drive

Whether the roof is up or down, the Mercedes SL 350 AMG Sport delivers an incredibly fun and thrilling driving experience. The Mercedes started up without any issues to report. While on the road with Stephen, the car felt responsive and well-powered, easily handling the road and sweeping corners. We didn't notice any unusual noises coming from the engine or suspension either.

Electrics and Other

We didn’t test all the electrics during our visit, but Stephen reports that to his knowledge all of the electrics are functional and operational, in line with the rest of the condition of the car, Stephen did mention the air con is in need of a re-gassing to make it ice cold. The car comes with a whole host of options from factory, we've detailed these in the "History and Paperwork" section below.

History and Paperwork

Coming to market with a full service history, 1 former keeper, modest miles and a great spec from factory, this is a car that is well worth a second look.

The car is being sold from ~7 years of ownership by Stephen, who initially purchased it from Lookers in Brighton. It retains its originality, is unmodified, and has been meticulously serviced nine times at Mercedes main dealers. This SL350 AMG Sport comes in a Black over Red leather configuration with satin chrome trim. To review the car's history and paperwork, including previous MOT reports, servicing records, and parts replacements, please refer to the media provided.

Options/Specification;

277 SPORTS STEERING WHEEL
U47 SPOILER LIP
874 MAGIC VISION CTRL INCL. HEATED WSHLD WASHER SYS.
09T CARBON-REINFORCED PLASTIC INSIDE PART OF TRUNK LID
486 SPORTS SUSPENSION
770 AMG 19" SPOKED WHEELS WITH MIXED TIRES
U26 FLOOR MATS - AMG
807A LEATHER/NAPPA/SEMI-ANILINE - RED
197U OBSIDIAN BLACK
736 TRIM PIECES - WOOD ASH BLACK
246 ANALOG CLOCK
513 TRAFFIC SIGN RECOGNITION
817 SIREN BRACKET FOR INCREASED THEFT PROTECTION
950 AMG SPORTS PACKAGE
285 DRAFT STOP (FABRIC DESIGN)
309 CUP HOLDER
608 AUTOMATIC HIGH BEAM SWITCH (IHC)
U18 AUTOMATIC CHILD SEAT RECOGNITION (AKSE)
B03 DIRECT START / ECO START/STOP FUNCTION
235 ACTIVE PARK ASSIST
249 INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR MIRROR,AUTOMATICALLY DIMMING
403 AIRSCARF SYSTEM AT FRONT
772 AMG STYLING PACKAGE-FRONT SPOILER, SIDE SKIRT
K11 ADAPTIVE STOP LIGHT FLASHING
427 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 7-SPEED
U60 PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION - ACTIVE ENGINE HOOD
581 AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
415 GLASS ROOF (ROADSTER)
477 TIRE PRESSURE LOSS WARNER
500 ELECTRIC FOLDING OUTSIDE MIRROR
873 SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEATS

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

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Service History
Date Type Mileage
25.07.2023 Service (MD) 40,059
25.07.2023 MOT 40,059
20.07.2022 Service (MD) 38,400
20.07.2022 MOT 38,364
20.07.2021 MOT 34,927
20.07.2021 Service (MD) 34,926
28.07.2020 MOT 33,216
28.07.2020 Service (MD) 33,216
23.08.2019 MOT 29,296
05.08.2019 Service (MD) 28,810
05.09.2018 MOT 26,134
03.08.2018 Service (MD) 24,115
22.08.2017 MOT 20,299
22.08.2017 Service (MD) 20,289
01.09.2016 Service (MD) 15,105
28.08.2015 Service (MD) 6,893
Key Details
  • ModelSL350 AMG Sport (R231)
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date30.09.2014
  • CC3,498
  • Mileage~43,000
  • HistoryFull
  • ColourObsidian Black
  • Interior ColourRed
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WDD2314572F026427
  • Engine #27695430587401
  • Last Service25.07.2023
  • MOTYes. Exp - 27.07.2024
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers1
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Tyre BrandPirelli
  • Tyre Age2017
  • Security SysYes
  • # of Keys2
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned7 Years
  • Key FeatureFull service history, 1 former keeper
  • Auction ID1733







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4 Comments
Kulraj Salh
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6 months ago

Auction Update – The reserve on this auction has been met, it will sell to the highest bidder this evening. Good luck if you are involved in the bidding. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

Simon45089
Simon45089
6 months ago

Hello, In light of your clearly fastidious maintenance of the car, why have you not got the aircon working correctly. Are there underlying issues with it ? Many thanks, Simon.

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  Simon45089
6 months ago

Thanks for your reply.

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