1996 Pristine R129 SL500, Jersey Import: no Rust.FMBSSH For Sale
I'm selling my R129 500SL due to our family growing. I searched for a long time for a car in this condition and ended up importing N455FYD from Jersey three years ago. The roads in Jersey are not salted and as such the body and underbody are in as-new condition with no corrosion / rust at all. The bodywork in general is also near perfect, remarkable for a 23 year old car.
If you’re in the market for a Mercedes R129, known by many as the last ‘bullet proof’ Mercedes you’ll know that the facelift 1996/7 model is the car to have before Mercedes started on their cost reduction quest in 1998 which unfortunately resulted in some very holey cars today. This vehicle enjoyed a life in Jersey with occasional trips over to the previous owner's house in Monaco - very light usage through her 68,000 miles from new.
Every electrical item on the vehicle works - from the electric hood to the electrically adjustable headrests! The vehicle is possibly the most practical example of a usable modern classic all-rounder: Hard top for the winter - tick, Drop top for the summer - tick, Bluetooth music and phone connection - tick (although also supplied with the working original head unit and 6 CD changer in the boot in case you want it in as-new condition), cruise control etc - the list goes on!
The car has been serviced according to schedule with Mercedes-Benz main dealers and MB specialists only and has a fully stamped service book.
The 500 SL 5.0 V8 is silky smooth and the auto box is better than our modern cars - you don't even notice the gearchanges.
Cars in this condition are appreciating fast, get yourself a bargain to enjoy the rest of the summer in.
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.....