Mercedes R129 SL500 /// Excellent Rust-Free Condition /// Just 21k Miles!
FOR SALE: A gleaming V8 SL in excellent rust-free condition, with only 21k miles.
VIEWINGS WELCOME BY APPOINTMENT ONLY /// ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Two-tone Brilliant Silver Metallic paintwork, Anthracite leather upholstery, Electric-folding soft-top in black, Removable aluminium hardtop in Brilliant Silver Metallic, 16-inch 8-hole alloy wheels, 4-speed automatic transmission, Heated and electrically-adjustable front seats with memory , Digital climate control AC, Cruise control, Electric windows, Electric door mirrors, Burred walnut interior trim, Walnut-trimmed steering wheel, Folding rear seats, Automatic rollbar, Leather gear selector, Mercedes CD player, Remote central locking, Genuine Mercedes overmats, KM/MPH speedometer, Warning triangle, Spare wheel, Spare key.
Finished in Brilliant Silver Metallic with contrasting lower panels, this gleaming V8 SL pleasingly retains that classic two-tone Mercedes look so typical of the era. The bodywork presents in outstanding condition throughout with absolutely no signs of corrosion in any of the common R129 weak spots. The underside is also in excellent rust-free order, the car having lived most of its life on the salt-free roads of Japan. Being really picky, there are some very light scratches to be found on close inspection at the rear, but certainly nothing to detract from the car’s overall highly impressive condition. All the lights are clear and free from moisture ingress, the hardtop is pristine, and the hood is equally well presented with no damage to rear windows.
The immaculate low mileage theme continues inside. Undamaged Mercedes-Benz kick plates are immediately noticeable and the smart leather seats present with almost no wear, even to the driver’s bolster, which in this case hints at only the lightest of use. The entire cabin is very sharp indeed and just as you would expect for a vehicle boasting just 21k miles from new. There is no wear or sun damage to any of the glossy walnut trim, including on the steering wheel, and the dash is also from any unsightly marks. All the switchgear still has that solid Mercedes feel, and everything operates exactly as it should. The footwell carpets are also spotless and retain a set of genuine Mercedes overmats, the only real negative to report being some marking to the boot floor carpet.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
Under the bonnet you’ll find the engine bay to be particularly clean and tidy, with absolutely no signs of any rust, damage, or previous poor repair. The car fires up first turn of the key and idles up to temperature without fuss. The automatic gearbox also feels smooth and precise, shifting through the gears with ease and handling the engine’s power perfectly.
WHEELS, TYRES AND BRAKES
The SL sits on its factory 8-hole alloy wheels, all in perfect unmarked condition. They are shod in a matching set of Bridgestone tyres with plenty of tread left. The brakes are also in fine order, bringing the car to a stop quickly and in a straight line.
This low mileage SL500 in Brilliant Silver was first registered in February 1995. Despite being an EU-spec car we understand that it was imported into Japan early on in its life. As such the car remains in outstanding rust-free condition, a real testament to the salt-free roads on which it resided up until recently. It was imported into the UK in 2018 and has been used sparingly ever since, covering very few miles and always remaining garaged when not in use. A limited amount of paperwork is available with the car but the condition really speaks for itself. A stunning example throughout, looking every bit the low mileage of 21k.
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Tel - 01420 479909
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- Layout Front Engined
- Size 5.0L
- Aspiration Normally Aspirated
- Power 322 bhp
- Top speed 155 mph
- Acceleration 0 to 62 in 6.3 s
- Type Auto
- Driven wheels Rear Wheel Drive
- Type Petrol
- Doors 2
- Colour Silver
- Body type Convertible
- Owners 2
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