1998 Mercedes-Benz R129 SL500. SOLD
An exceptionally well maintained, one owner car with a full service history first registered in May 1999.
As a 1999 Model Year car this SL is equipped with a five-speed electronic automatic transmission, as opposed to the four-speed hydraulic setup on previous variants. On first turn of the key the car idles up to temperature nicely and pulls strongly through each of the gears on test. The 5-litre V8 was last serviced 100 miles ago.
With the level of factory standard options on these later cars, the panoramic roof along with the provenance and overall condition really make this car a prize example. The colour combination of Brilliant Silver Metallic contrasts perfectly with the black leather and wood interior, add to that Mercedes Satellite navigation, ice cold air conditioning, heated Nappa leather and Xenon headlamps and you definitely have one foot firmly planted in the legendary old skool Mercedes build quality and the other in modern technology. It’s practical too having the rear seat option box ticked.
The paintwork is in superb condition, as is the interior which is unmarked, the black mohair soft top in uncreased condition with crystal clear perspex windows.
With the additional benefit of an extensive, documented service history, this car surely ticks all the boxes for any R129 enthusiast.
Presented with a complete book pack including all the original Manuals and both sets of Keys plus the elusive ‘red key’, radio keycard and original service book.
Specified with the following;
18″ Polished rim Alloy wheels
Extended “exclusive” leather package
Mercedes Satellite Navigation
Headlamp Wash Wipe
Centre console CD storage
Wood & Leather steering wheel & Gearknob
Heated Driver and passenger seats
CD Multi Changer
Auto Dipping rear view mirror
Illuminated Vanity mirrors