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1998 Mercedes-Benz R129 SL320 with Black Leather (231)

Brilliant Silver (744) with Black Leather (231) / SL320

Principal Facts:

This Brilliant Silver Metallic over black leather SL 320 was delivered in 1998 to its first owner and has had two further custodians since. During their ownership this car has covered just 51,794 miles, and its condition attest to that, it presenting very nicely indeed. Coming with electrically adjustable and heated seats and an electrically adjusted steering column, this SL 320’s evidently lived a pampered life, and benefits from having recently had money spent on it. That means it’s very clean throughout and is the perfect SL for someone wanting a drive-away modern classic that really could be used every day.

Condition Synopsis:

Its condition highlights that this is a car that’s been properly looked after in its 26 years, and lifting the bonnet underlines that, it being very clean under there. The interior shows very little sign of use, with the rear seats clearly having never been used, and the boot, too, shows very little evidence of ever having had anything in it. The bodywork is all straight, the paintwork unblemished thanks to recent work here at SLSHOP, and the alloy wheels having no dings in them. It comes with its hardtop. Few R129s look this good, though if we’re being particularly picky, the fabric roof could use a deep clean to have it look its best, the aftermarket Alpine stereo could be swapped out for something more in keeping with the interior look. We’d also consider swapping out the wood and leather steering wheel for a less fussy looking full leather one (though keep the original with the car), but that might just be us.

History File:

There’s a service book complete with lots of stamps from the main dealer network, as well as independents and specialists, with the most recent being ourselves here at SLSHOP. There’s a collection of old MOTs confirming the mileage accuracy and highlighting that this SL 320’s been looked after. Our recent work on the car ensures it’s back to the very best it can be and ready to be used by its next owner. The balance of SLSHOP’s 12 month/2,500 mile warranty covers this work until August 2024.

SLSHOP Summary:

These R129 SLs present an interesting opportunity today as they’re inexpensive, even when in the condition this vehicle is in. You could, and should, buy one and use it, this car ready for another 50,000+ miles of enjoyable motoring. It’s old enough to feel interesting and special every time you use it, but, similarly, modern enough to feel safe and comfortable as a daily driver, with decent performance from its 3.2-litre V6. Whatever you chose to do with it, you’ll do well to find another SL 320 in such nice overall condition, this a car we don’t expect to have here very long.
  • 51794
  • 1998
  • Automatic
  • Brilliant Silver (744)
  • Black Leather (231)
  • Petrol
  • Not Exempt

Inspection Report

Report Synopsis: One of the best SL320s you're likely to find anywhere




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