Mercedes R129 300SL-24 /// 59k Miles /// Deposit Taken - Similar Required
A desirable 24v example, recently serviced and just 59k miles.
DEPOSIT TAKEN - SIMILAR REQUIRED /// Please get in contact if you are thinking of selling a similar classic car - we'll even collect it FREE OF CHARGE!
We are always looking for high quality, low mileage classic cars with good service history from the early 1970s to the 2000s. If you are looking to take the hassle out of selling your car privately then please don't hesitate to get in contact. We offer a professional and friendly service with two different sales options detailed below...
SALE OR RETURN – This option achieves the best possible price for your car and removes the hassle of having to prepare, advertise, arrange viewings and organise payment with potential buyers. You can rest assured that your car will be pampered in our heated indoor showroom and kept in safe hands during the process.
OUTRIGHT PURCHASE – This is a quick and easy way to sell your car. The funds will be securely transferred the same day to your designated bank account.
Metallic silver paintwork, Anthracite Leather upholstery, Rear seats, Electric-folding soft-top in black, Removable aluminium hardtop, Eight-hole alloy wheels, Four-speed automatic transmission, Electrically adjustable front seats, Electrically adjustable steering wheel, Mercedes ‘Masterpiece’ leather gear knob, Air conditioning, Mercedes cassette radio, Heat insulating glass, Mercedes carpet mats, Central locking, Alloy spare wheel, Wind deflector, Mercedes toolkit, Mercedes first aid kit.
This attractive R129 looks great in bright metallic silver – always a great choice for a Mercedes of any vintage. Although not entirely flawless the lustrous paintwork is very presentable throughout, showing just a handful of discreet blemishes on very close inspection. Pleasingly there are no signs of corrosion to the body, with all light lenses remaining clear and free from moisture ingress. The removable aluminium hardtop presents well but there are some defects to the soft-top which the new keeper may wish to address.
Boasting the desirable rear seat option this SL’s pre-facelift cabin retains plenty of period charm. The Anthracite leather has worn especially well, with only light wear to the driver’s bolster hinting at the car’s age. Aside from only very light marking to the wood trim atop the centre console the cabin is in excellent shape throughout. Commonly worn/damaged items like the spectacle box lid, centre console storage covers, and adjustable armrest all look great and present without fault. In the boot area you’ll find the original Mercedes tool roll, first aid kit, removable wind deflector, and matching alloy spare wheel.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
The venerable 24v straight-six starts without fuss and idles up to temperature smoothly. The four-speed auto ‘box operates with ease, handling the engine’s power perfectly on test. A fresh service has recently been carried out at the current mileage and the MOT is valid until July 2020 with no advisories.
WHEELS, TYRES AND BRAKES
The Mercedes sits on classic eight-hole alloys, all in nice original condition. Some signs of wear are visible on close inspection, but nothing untoward for the age, although a perfectionist may choose to refurb. The wheels are shod in high quality Pirelli tyres with plenty of tread all round; the rears were replaced in March 2018 at 58k miles.
The SL was first registered in September 1991. It was sold new in Singapore and boasts a complete supplying-dealer service history up until 41k miles. Since arriving in the UK back in 1998 it has been used sparingly in the hands of only three additional keepers, with the odometer now reading just 59k miles.
We have recently had the SL fully inspected, serviced and MOT’d for the new keeper’s piece of mind, with only a small amount of mechanical work having been required prior to sale. Such items included replacing the heater motor assembly and renewing both front lower balljoint gators. The MOT certificate is complete with no advisories and is valid until July 2020.
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- LayoutFront Engined
- AspirationNormally Aspirated
- Power 231 bhp
- Top speed 137 mph
- Acceleration0 to 62 in 8.6 s
- Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive
- Body typeConvertible
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