Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this rare, ultra-low mileage Mercedes-Benz 600 SL. It’s widely believed that the R129 series will be a classic, and prices of the very best examples have been on the rise for several years. It’s already seen 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.
FACTORY SPECIFICATION INCLUDES:- 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC GEARBOX, EXCLUSIVE LEATHER INTERIOR, ELECTICALLY ADJUSTABLE DRIVER’S SEAT WITH MEMORY, METALLIC PAINT, CLIMATE CONTROL, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, ELECTRIC MIRROR ADJUSTMENT, ADS II DAMPING SYSTEM, SV LIGHT ALLOY DISC WHEELS, BOSCH HALOGEN HEADLAMPS, SOUND SYSTEM, WIND DEFLECTOR. BECKER MEXICO 200 RDS RADIO SYSTEM.
The 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. In the event of an emergency the bar would raise itself into position to protect the occupants, and we now see similar features on convertibles worldwide. The 600 SL is propelled by the M120 6.0 L 48-valve DOHC V12 which produces 389 hp at 5,200 rpm and travelled from 0-60 mph is 6 seconds.
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 Vardy Continental Mercedes, Cambridge in August 1993, our 600 SL presents beautifully, and has just benefitted from a full major service, new tyre set and complete mechanical check over. Recent works at marque specialists SL Shop and Edward Hall, have also included a replacement instrument cluster, new under bonnet insulation, wheel centre caps, expansion tank, suspension strut, stabiliser bar bush, battery, battery cut-off isolator and auxiliary belt. The impressive history file includes dealer invoices and historic MOT certificates. The original leather V12 driver’s book pack and spare keys are also present. Available to view now at our London showrooms.