Quite a few cars from Mercedes-Benz are modern classics right from the beginning. Every SL model to do date falls within this category. The Mercedes-Benz SL series was established in 1954 with the launch of the 190 SL, which the company explicitly described as a touring sports car. At the same time the 300 SL Gullwing was presented, which can be put in the super sports category. The fourth SL generation was the R 129 series built from 1989 to 2002, which set standards with its design and its many innovations.
The design was the work of Bruno Sacco. It presents itself with the clear lines and strong sense of composure that characterises the appearance of all Mercedes-Benz vehicles from the outgoing 1980s well into the 1990s. In the case of the SL series this is complemented by the attributes of a touring sports car – long bonnet, two seats, compact rear end, all packed into a slightly wedge-shaped body, it all goes to make the SL an icon on wheels that signals dynamism and sportiness, but also comfort and elegance as well. The perfection of its design was recognised early on, in 1990 the R 129 series was the recipient of the Car Design Award.
The Mercedes-Benz SL500 Silver Arrow Limited Edition offered here at Autostorico is one of the 100 UK supplied cars and was first registered in March 2002. Having covered a mere 51,808 miles this stunning example is finished in Silver Arrow Silver metallic with Grey and Black leather interior. Boasting a comprehensive service history, the last of which was carried out by PKF Engineering a Mercedes specialist in Salisbury in April 2018. Specification highlights include; Factory panoramic hardtop, Climate control, Cruise control, 18” Alloy wheels, Electric seats with memory, Heated seats, CD auto-changer and Wind-deflector.
This stunning SL is the perfect opportunity to own a usable classic, which will certainly appreciate over time.
This car has been entrusted to Investor Classics to restore to former glory. The car belonged to a prominent family and the partner of the previous owner wished for it to be restored to near new levels.....