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1998 Mercedes-Benz R129 SL500

Overview of this Mercedes-Benz

A fantastic example of Stuttgart’s last over-engineered SL. One of 150 right-hand drive ‘Special Edition’ SL500 produced in select colours to mark the 40th anniversary of the SL roadster made in 1957.

  • Mileage 161,000 – runs absolutely faultlessly and smoothly, as sweet as the day it was first built.
  • Wonderful V8 (32 valve), double overhead cam with 4 valves per cylinder.
  • Fitted with what is deemed by MB experts as the R129’s model ‘sweet spot’ with the superb M119 302BHP engine and the 5-speed auto gearbox.
  • Totally original with leather driver’s booklet, service booklet, pre-delivery inspection certificate, all MB manuals – 9 in total inc wind deflector,         Special Edition radio (inc code).
  • Original full toolkit, warning triangle and the special tool for manual closure of the soft top roof

The 40th Anniversary Edition was fitted with these standard options plus

  • Special Edition Designo paintwork and trim
  • Full panoramic glass factory hardtop (inc stand)
  • Electric memory seats (both)
  • Wood & leather steering wheel / auto gear lever
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Xenon headlights with wash wipe facility
  • Sony CD 6-disc autochanger
  • Rear seats
  • Wind deflector
  • Nappa leather seats
  • Special Edition badges / engravings on silver door sills, radio / cassette facia, central console
  • MB custom made bespoke 2 x suitcases – fits perfectly inside the boot
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Condition:

Improvements made within the last 3,000 miles – invoices for £10,000 plus
  • 2020 a full professional inc hardtop MB specialist respray – ICI solvent based base coat with Max Meyer 0300 lacquer in original colour
  • d:class professionally fitted OEM German dark blue Sonnenland mohair fabric roof inc new cables and new seals
  • New power supply to soft top closure pump, relay and contacts and full roof service carried out by specialist convertible technicians
  • d:class part retrim of speaker grilles, door hands, MB door check strap
  • d:class fitting of o/s/f new seat cushion foam
  • 2 new MB original hydraulic roof rams
  • 4 alloys professionally refurbished and original centre MB hubcaps
  • 2 replacement Powerflow catalytic converters
  • Full engine service by independent specialist MB centre at 158,000
  • New and correct battery
  • Osram night breaker bulbs for xenon headlights and one new replacement washer motor
  • MB original clear (left and right) front indicator lens)
  • Replacement air mass sensor inc rubber mounts on air box
  • Professional full engine steam clean, interior valet and detailing
  • New air conditioning compressor and air conditioning drier unit
  • Re-gas of AC unit
  • New heater control / AC control head unit
  • New drivers’ backrest
  • 2 new sun visor covers / brackets
  • New overhead light switches and lens in central dome unit
  • New bonnet insulation blanket
  • Both remote locking original MB keys have had their batteries replaced

History:

Loads and loads of old invoices, MOT’s, servicing records going back to when the car was new in 1998 – a massive folder of paperwork

Optional Extras:

Code & Description
  • 200A LEATHER
  • 241 FRONT SEAT LH ELECTRIC ADJUSTABLE WITH MEMORY
  • 242 FRONT SEAT RH ELECTRIC ADJUSTABLE WITH MEMORY
  • 249 AUTOMATICALLY DIPPING INSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR
  • 284 SELECTOR LEVER, WOOD
  • 289 WOOD/LEATHER STEERING-WHEEL
  • 331 CASSETTE COMPARTMENT
  • 415 GLASS ROOF (R129)
  • 461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
  • 501 OUTSIDE REARVIEW MIRROR LEFT AND RIGHT WITH MEMORY
  • 512 RADIO MB SPECIAL WITH TRAFFIC NEWS DECODER (VK), WITH RDS
  • 565 REAR SEATS USED ON SL MODELS
  • 600 HEADLAMP WIPER/WASHER
  • 617 XENON HEADLAMPS, LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
  • 668 MODE OF PACKING VE III WITH STYROPOR BUMPER RAILS
  • 744 DARK BLUE SOFT TOP FABRIC 5010
  • 808 CHANGE OF MODEL YEAR, THE LAST FIGURE SHOWING THE NEW MODEL YEAR
  • 819 CD CHANGER IN THE TRUNK - ALPINE
  • 833 ADDITIONAL PARTS FOR GREAT BRITAIN VEHICLE VERSION
  • 984 COC DOC., DELETION OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION DOC.
  • P05 SPECIAL MODEL - R129 "DESIGNO" FOR GREAT BRITAIN
  • Z98 PAINTWORK OUTSIDE SAMPLE CARD

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  • 161000
  • 1998
  • Automatic
  • Blue Designo-Vario Colour (D170)
  • Grey leather
  • Petrol

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