Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this one owner, low mileage Mercedes-Benz SL 500 V8, which is the one of the most original examples on offer anywhere today.
FACTORY SPECIFICATION INCLUDES:- 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC GEARBOX, BLACK FOLDING SOFT TOP, ELECTICALLY ADJUSTABLE DRIVER’S SEAT WITH MEMORY, CRUISE CONTROL, REAR SEATS, METALLIC PAINT, BLAUPUNKT BREMEN RCM 43, CD-CHANGER F05, BOSE SPEAKERS AND SUBWOOFER, TEMPMATIC AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, ELECTRIC MIRROR ADJUSTMENT, LIGHT 8-HOLE ALLOY WHEELS, BOSCH HALOGEN HEADLAMPS, HEADLAMP CLEANING SYSTEM, AUTOMATIC AERIAL, MBSS ALARM SYSTEM, PAINTED FACTORY HARDTOP INCLUDED.
It’s widely believed that the R129 series will become a true classic, and prices of the very best examples have been on the rise for several years. It’s already viewed as a desirable, practical, and usable modern classic that can be driven regularly, with the very best and rarest versions are now the most sought after amongst collectors.
The Bremen-built R129 was offered as a two-door roadster with an automated fabric convertible roof; colour-matched, automated tonneau cover and a manually detachable hardtop that could be fitted over the stored fabric convertible roof and tonneau. The new SL-class was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1989, with left-hand drive sales beginning that summer and right-hand drive sales in Autumn 1989. There were several advances on the R129 which propelled the Mercedes brand into the technology revolution. New safety standards were set, and for the first time in any convertible, an automatic rollover bar was introduced. Producing 322 hp at 5,500 rpm, the 8-cylinder, 4973cc SL500 easily reached its 155 miles per hour limited top speed.
The designers’ meticulous attention to detail in styling, efficiency and safety means that this car takes a worthy position in the Mercedes-Benz Hall of Fame. Illustrious owners of the R129 included Diana, Princess of Wales, who sold her Jaguar XJS to lease a metallic-red 500 SL and became the first member of the royal family to use a foreign car. Media pressure eventually forced her to return the car to Mercedes-Benz in 1992. It now resides in the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
Supplied new by Malaya Bromley Mercedes in May 1995 to its only keeper, our 500 SL presents extremely well, and has its original leather book pack, with all factory books and instruction booklets, spare remote key etc. The tyres, brake discs and pads, battery and electric fuel pump were all changed during the recommissioning. This car is all ready to be enjoyed.
Available to view now at our London showrooms.