Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this very special, low mileage Mercedes-Benz SL 500 V8 with factory AMG Sport kit, which was originally supplied to the US marketplace.
FACTORY SPECIFICATION INCLUDES:- 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC GEARBOX, AMG BODY STYLING, JAVA ELECTRIC FOLDING SOFT TOP, ELECTICALLY ADJUSTABLE DRIVER’S SEAT WITH MEMORY, HEATED FROONT SEATS, ESP, CRUISE CONTROL, METALLIC PAINT, MB AUDIO 30, PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM, TEMPMATIC AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, ELECTRIC MIRROR ADJUSTMENT, 18” AMG ALLOY WHEELS, BOSCH HALOGEN HEADLAMPS, HEADLAMP CLEANING SYSTEM, UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER, CUPHOLDERS, AUTOMATIC AERIAL.
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 SL 500 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 SL 500 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 in 2001 by Foreign Motors West Inc. Mercedes-Benz, Massachusetts, our SL 500 presents extremely well, and has its history folder, original driver’s book pack will all factory books and instruction booklets, factory build card, spare remote key etc. The battery and ATF were all changed during the service and recommissioning. Now UK registered, this late model SL 500 is all ready to be enjoyed. A 12-month written warranty will also be supplied.
Available to view now at our London showrooms.