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1992 Mercedes-Benz R129 300SL-24 with Mushroom Leather (275)

Nautical Blue (929) with Mushroom Leather (275) / 300SL-24

Principal Facts:

One owner, fully stamped service booklet, huge history filed 300 SL 24 in Nautic Blue with beige leather interior example of the last money no object Mercedes-Benz. The R129 SL is arguably the perfect modern classic, hailing from the era where Mercedes-Benz engineered without an eye on accounting, with many citing it as the last true Mercedes-Benz. This example is a 300 24, with its 24-valve engine giving it a useful 50hp boost in power – for an overall 228hp – over its predecessor 300 SL. It also benefits from a five-speed automatic transmission and a specification that includes heated seats, air conditioning, cruise control, which means modern comforts and convenience, making this a classic you really could use every day if you desired.

Condition Synopsis:

It’s rare to find an R129, or any SL, that’s been in the possession of its original owner, but that’s the case here. Ordered new, and delivered in 1992, the owner of this 300 SL 24 has seen nearly 76,000 miles gently roll under its eight-hole alloy wheels. Enjoying it over 34 years, but doing so sympathetically, this car has only been used in fine weather, has always been garaged and, importantly, has been maintained religiously to the service schedule. That care is obvious when looking at the car, its condition such that if you knocked a zero off the odometer we’d struggle to question it.

History File:

There’s a pleasingly fully stamped service book in the original leather pouch, that accompanied by a sheaf of paperwork that’s over an inch (3cm+ if you’re metric) thick outlining its meticulous care. Among that you’ll find pervious MOTs, all sorts of receipts for general maintenance and pleasing details like new windows in the blue fabric folding roof (the hardtop is also supplied, with a floor stand and roof-mounted pulley lifting system for easy removal), as well as an updated stereo system which adds DAB/DAB+ radio, Bluetooth and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connection.

SLSHOP Summary:

The R129 is a very useable modern classic, and they’re increasingly appreciated as such, with the result being rising prices. The 300 SL 24 is a sweet spot, with enough performance to be brisk and enjoyable, without the higher running costs of its V8 relations. A cool cruiser that’s very much on trend, this car is a rare opportunity to own a R129 that’s been in sole ownership since it was ordered new, with its condition, history and excellent specification only adding to its sizeable appeal.
  • 76875
  • 1992
  • Automatic
  • Nautical Blue (929)
  • Mushroom Leather (275)
  • Petrol
  • Not Exempt

Inspection Report

Report Synopsis: A rare prospect that would benefit from some investment to bring it up to a high standard




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