2001 Mercedes Benz R129 SL500 with Black Nappa leather
Brilliant Silver (777) with Black Nappa leather / SL500
This UK Silver Arrow Edition saw out R129 production in 2001 with some class. Just 1515 were made for the entire world, with just the 100 bound for the UK even more special still. To pay homage to one of the greatest Mercedes-Benz works drivers, UK Silver Arrows were personally endorsed by Sir Stirling Moss, with a certificate of authenticity signed by the great man. Incidentally, this car is number 59 of 100.
Loaded with extras and comfort options, this run-out SL is a sumptuous and rapid machine that has an extra dimension of motorsport heritage. The car’s special edition status is reinforced not only by its Brilliant Silver Arrow Metallic shade (777), but also the reminders on both kick plates and the silhouette of Moss’ 1955 racer on the centre console cubby.
Special editions are special for a reason. There’s so few of these last-of-line R129s out there that they were collector’s items from new. Time hasn’t seen them become any more numerous and we’d say the condition of ours makes it one of the best remaining. It boasts a wealth of history, showing plenty of on-going care, plus comes fresh off the back (500 miles ago) of a substantial A service (oil, brake fluid and bulbs) making it good to go.