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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 racks up 75 miles and then sits for two decades

A 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 heads to auction with just 81 miles on the odometer after owner loses keys and leaves it in the garage for 21 years.

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Jon Wong
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After sitting in hibernation for 21 years in a garage in England, this 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 will be going across the auction block.

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According to the auction house, the car was purchased as a birthday present and driven just 75 miles before the keys went missing.

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The Imperial Red roadster with Mushroom leather interior looks showroom fresh.

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At the moment, the auction house says there are 81 miles on the mint SL500.

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The under body of the SL500 is spotless with only some surface rust on some nuts and bolts.

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Including with the car is a letter from the original owner confirming the car's story and mileage.

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