FOR SALE: A 64k mile SL500 with panoramic hardtop, rear seats, and just 2 owners from new.
Azurite Blue Metallic paintwork, Beige leather upholstery, Panoramic removable hardtop, Rear seats, Soft-top in black, Heated and electrically adjustable front seats with multi-contour adjustment, Xenon headlamps with wash/wipe, Heated driver’s door mirror, Leather steering wheel with wood trim, Leather gear selector, Mercedes first aid kid, Mercedes tool roll, Remote central locking, Alarm, Immobiliser, Mercedes overmats.
This V8 SL is well presented in timeless Azurite Blue Metallic with contrasting beige leather upholstery, a striking combination perfectly offset by the freshly diamond-cut alloy wheels. The glossy paintwork shows relatively few signs of age with a deep shine to the upper panels and only discreet marking to the satin lower sections. There are no car park dings to be found either side, and the Xenon headlamps are still nice and clear.
This two-owner example was specified from new with the desirable panoramic glass hardtop option. With that removed, the electric folding soft-top operates smoothly at the touch of a button; the fabric is remarkably unworn and there’s no unsightly damage to the rear windows.
The airy cabin boasts a glossy walnut finish to the centre console, door panels, and steering wheel rim. Looking across the desirable multi-contour front seats the upholstery appears in wonderful condition with only minimal wear to the bolsters; the sought-after rear seats are trimmed in the same supple leather and are free from any marking. The centre console presents in excellent condition showing no scratches or wear to the trim. At the rear of the car the boot area is still perfectly tidy, neatly housing the Mercedes first aid kit and removable wind defector with cover.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
The 5-litre V8 is a perfect complement to the R129. With effortless power delivery and a smooth five-speed ‘box this example feels extremely capable and is an absolute joy to drive. Lifting the bonnet you’ll find the engine bay still looking fresh and with the sound-deadening material still pleasingly intact. The SL has covered only 64k miles from new and is accompanied by an excellent maintenance record, with the last eight services having all been done at Mercedes-Benz in the correct A/B order.
WHEELS, TYRES AND BRAKES
The classic eight-hole alloys suit the R129 well and fill the arches nicely. Having just been fully refurbished to the highest standards by Lepsons all the wheels are in pristine condition and boast the correct polished finish. They are wrapped in a matching set of Michelin tyres that were fitted at 58k miles in 2017.
The SL was first registered in Hong Kong in 1996 and has seen just two owners from new. The current owner purchased the car way back in 2001 and has cherished it ever since. It has been extremely well maintained under his care and is accompanied by a comprehensive and primarly main dealer service record. The most recent service was carried out at Mercedes-Benz of Guildford in August 2019 at the current mileage of 64k. The MOT is valid until August 2020.
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