1996 Mercedes-Benz R129 SL500 #2283

Brilliant Silver (7440) with Grey Leather (268A) / SL500

£35,995

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Overview of this Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz SL500 (R129) Brilliant Silver (7440) with Grey Leather (268A) with Black Soft Top (9001)

Low Mileage V8 with only 3 owners since 1996

Arriving from the Island of Jersey In 2016, this R129 SL is a fantastic example of Sacco’s most loved creation. Since registration in 1996 the vehicle has passed through just 3 owners, with the current owner acquiring the vehicle in 2017, covering a miniscule number of miles in their custody.

Upon arrival on mainland UK, the vehicle was sent straight to a number of reputable Mercedes-Benz specialists for remedial work. This work was at considerable cost to the current owner and included the replacement of the exhaust system, rear suspension work, steering dampers and rear brake hoses.

The current owner also invested considerably in revival of the interior, commissioning a new soft top hood, a re-trim of the seats, steering wheel and fitment of new cards. All of this cost in excess of £3500.00 in 2018 and we can confirm that the level of craftsmanship is exceptional. As indicated in the photos, the interior looks stupendous in the Grey Leather (268A) and is of original specification, stitched in the correct way with the same grade of leather used by Mercedes-Benz in 1996.

EXTERIOR:

The Brilliant Silver (7440) exterior paired with the Grey interior offers a contemporary feel, providing an air of luxury to this modern classic roadster. The silver highlights the strong angles and proportions of this R129, showing off the elegant simplicity of Sacco’s design. As you can see, this vehicle has some of the characteristics of the face-lift R129 – the slightly redesigned front and rear bumpers, the change in style of the front side vents. This SL500 does though, retain the orange side indicators – parts that are hard to come by in 2022.

Options:

This possesses an array of modern conveniences including cruise control, heated front and rear seats, electrically adjustable seats, electrically adjustable mirrors with memory function, headlamp wash/wipe and an extensive speaker system. The new owner will also benefit from the aftermarket Continental head unit which has a USB and auxiliary port for phones.

In summary, this is a fantastic modern classic that has many miles ahead of it. The current keeper has invested heavily in the vehicle for a new owner to simply climb in and drive off into the sunset. Accompanying the car is a comprehensive folder of receipts for works carried out and the service book is stamped right up until 2016. From here there are invoices to show exactly how the car has been cared for.

This is a modern classic worthy of an enthusiast’s investment.

Optional Extras:

Code & Description
200A LEATHER
214 ADAPTIVE DAMPING SYSTEM (ADS)
241 FRONT SEAT LH ELECTRIC ADJUSTABLE WITH MEMORY
242 FRONT SEAT RH ELECTRIC ADJUSTABLE WITH MEMORY
249 AUTOMATICALLY DIPPING INSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR
341 ADDITIONAL BLINKER LAMPS
461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
472 ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP)
501 OUTSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR LEFT AND RIGHT WITH MEMORY
533 SPEAKERS FRONT AND REAR - WITHOUT RADIO
565 REAR SEATS USED ON SL MODELS
600 HEADLAMP WIPER/WASHER
613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
668 MODE OF PACKING VE III WITH STYROPOR BUMPER RAILS
740 BLACK SOFT TOP FABRIC 9001
807 CHANGE OF MODEL YEAR, THE LAST FIGURE SHOWING THE NEW MODEL YEAR
833 ADDITIONAL PARTS FOR GREAT BRITAIN VEHICLE VERSION
873 SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEATS

£35,995

About The Mercedes-Benz

  • 40318
  • 1996
  • Automatic
  • Brilliant Silver (7440)
  • Grey Leather (268A)
  • Petrol

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