Back to Assured Listings

2000 Mercedes-Benz R129 SL600 with Java Leather (234)

Tanzanite Blue (359) with Java Leather (234) / SL600

Principal Facts:

A year 2000 SL600 with just over 55,000 miles on the odometer finished in Tanzanite Blue metallic with an exclusive Java leather interior. Mercedes-Benz’s flagship roadster, the SL600 squeezed a smooth 6.0-litre V12 under the R129’s bonnet adding even more power and prestige. The SL600 was, and remains, a real stealth sleeper, which is a huge part of its appeal. They were crushingly expensive when new, being a six-figure car nearly a quarter of a century ago, which means they were rare cars. That, allied to the smooth, abundantly powerful V12 (with 394hp and 570Nm of torque), makes these SL600 very cool cars, and increasingly appreciated as collectable modern classics.

Condition Synopsis:

Flagship cars dictate the wealthiest of owners, and typically that means the sort of money-no-object care and attention that results in cars in near perfect condition. And so it proves here, indeed this car absolutely flew through the SLSHOP Assured Inspection, with nothing flagging as necessary. Indeed, even the tyres are under three-years old, which is unusual in a car that’s only used occasionally. We said near perfect though, so being hyper critical, there’s a little bit of marking to the paint around the front which highlights the car being used, but it’s so slight it’s more like a car that’s covered a tenth of the mileage of this SL600. Inside it’s more of the same, the interior feels as substantial as it should, with no wear and tear evident, with our only note being a deep clean would remove some of the ingrained use that’s evident on the driver’s seat and seatbelt. The blue fabric hood is in fine condition, and this car comes with its glass panoramic hardtop, too.

History File:

Digging through the history file underlines that the first owner collected the car from the factory – our hope being they enjoyed it on a grand European adventure after that. There’s the original order form, data card and more in there, too. The paperwork accompanying the car also has details of its recent maintenance, and plenty tax discs and MOTs as well as a couple of previous sales adverts that all highlight the mileage is correct, and the price has steadily been creeping up.

SLSHOP Summary:

Any SL is a cool car, but there’s something wonderfully indulgent about the SL600, and this car underlines that. We like its sleeper status, these are quick, capable cars, but aren’t showy or flash like so many of its contemporaries. A V12 is always an appealing engine, and the one under the bonnet of the SL600 is genuinely one of the greats. As the market continues to appreciate the R129 these rare flagship cars become ever more sought after, which makes these an astute purchase for someone wanting a modern collectable that’s both useable and enjoyable.
  • 55048
  • 2000
  • Automatic
  • Tanzanite Blue (359)
  • Java Leather (234)
  • Petrol
  • Not Exempt

Inspection Report

Report Synopsis: V12 Power in great condition




The world’s largest Classic Mercedes-Benz destination.


Assured is not just a service or a product, it’s a promise. A promise that we make to our customers that gives them the confidence to purchase the car of their dreams. We will offer you support on every step of your journey.


SLSHOP can deliver your car to your home, business or we can store it for you.


Our Finance partners provide market leading bespoke, competitive financing.

Workshop Service Plans

Allow us to take onward care of your prized investment.

Do More with your Benz

Join us on a mini meet, open day or tour.


I have followed SLSHOP with interest for some years now and recently took the plunge and purchased my dream car – they did not disappoint!
The whole experience from start to finish was superb. Their communication was excellent and they kept me
informed every step of the way. Thank you and I look forward to my next purchase!

I have just purchased a 280SL from SLSHOP. I have already purchased several parts from SLSHOP and have found all members of staff most helpful and it is more like dealing with a club than a commercial enterprise I would highly recommend using SLSHOP for cars, parts and most importantly impartial advice.

They put up with my indecision, inexperience and last minute demands and my car is the best thing I’ve ever bought. The most impressive thing about them is the after care though. Nothing is ever too much trouble and they’ve given me the best advice to make sure I get the most out of my car. Can you tell I’m obsessed with them all?