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
- 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
- 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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About The Mercedes-Benz
- Blue Designo-Vario Colour (D170)
- Grey leather
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