1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500

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Year:  1997
Miles:  44,644 miles
Model:  R129 SL500
Exterior Colour:  Aquamarine Blue
Interior colour:  Mushroom Leather

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A very desirable R129 SL500 with just 44k miles from new, panoramic hard top and AMG two-piece alloy wheels.

 

First registered in August 1997 by Mercedes of Worcester, the 500 was specified with rare Aquamarine Blue metallic paintwork, contrasted by Mushroom leather interior. It has some great options, including a panoramic roof, half-wood steering wheel, memory/heated seats, rear seats and those lovely two-piece staggered AMG wheels.

 

Today, it has covered just 44,644 miles from new and has had four owners – the last for 4 years, the previous for 12 years.

 

There is a full service history comprising of 13 stamps in the service book from Mercedes main dealers and specialists and a folder of bills/receipts. All original books and manuals are with the car plus two remote keys.

 

The car is in absolutely beautiful condition inside and out; superb paintwork, recently refurbished wheels wearing matching Dunlop ‘MO’ tyres, unmarked hardtop and an interior that is as fresh as the day it left the factory.

 

Drives beautifully, everything works as intended and has the tightness and crispness associated with low mileage examples.

 

This is a ’96-98’ model of 500, which is especially desirable as it combines the earlier, more exotic, 500 engine with the later five-speed automatic, coil-on-plug ignition, no wiring harness issues and improved climate control.

 

All in all, this SL combines the right engine with the right options, a fabulous colour together with low mileage, excellent history and superb condition.

 

 

Option Codes

 

241 – Front seat electrically adjustable, left, with memory

242 – Front seat electrically adjustable, right, with memory

249 – Auto dimming exterior and interior mirrors

284 – Shift lever in wood/leather combination

289 – Wood/leather steering wheel

340 – Third stop lamp

415 – Panoramic glass roof

472 – ESP

501 – Exterior mirrors with memory

533 – Speakers without radio

565 – Rear seats

600 – Headlamp wash/wipe

744 – Soft top in dark blue

774 – Modified body

776 – Wheel-arch widening for AMG wheels

793 – AMG light alloy wheels

873 – Heated front seats