1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500
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This is a very desirable R129 SL. Final facelift 500, very high specification, low mileage, complete history from new and in immaculate condition.
Finished in Brilliant Silver with black leather interior, this SL500 was equipped with memory/heated/orthopaedic seats, adaptive damping, power-fold/memory mirrors and xenon headlights amongst other desirable options listed in full below. It also has the coveted panoramic hard top.
This SL was supplied new in 1999 by European Car imports, direct from Mercedes in Germany, to a gentleman in Guernsey. He kept the car for ten years, bringing it with him as he moved to London, then Surrey. Since then the SL has had two subsequent owners, so three in total.
The mileage today stands at just 69k miles. This is backed up a Full Service History, comprising of the stamped service book and a substantial folder of supporting main dealer invoices from today going back to when the car was new. In addition, there are most of the old MoT certificates and copies of previous registration certificates, plus the original bill of sale and all correspondence documents when the car was ordered new. It is a fantastic service history that really shows how well the car has been cared for.
HPI clear with certificate. All original books and manuals and two remove keys plus the ‘credit card key’.
This SL is in beautiful condition throughout – immaculate paintwork, interior, hood and hard top, and it is in superb order underneath too. It wears genuine Mercedes Evo 2 alloy wheels shod with recent matching Continental tyres all round and the interior benefits from a similarly expensive upgrade to the stereo system that incorporates satnav, iPhone/iPod compatibility, DAB and a reversing camera.
As you might expect, this SL is a wonderful car to drive with prodigious power, cossetting refinement and the tight feel of a superbly maintained, low mileage example.
The final facelift 500 is relatively rare, due to its cost when new, but very desirable thanks to its superb performance. With a very high specification, low mileage, impeccable condition and superb provenance, this is a fantastic example.
214 – Adaptive damping
241 – Left seat electric with memory
242 – Right seat electric with memory
249 – Auto dipping rear view mirror
284 – Shift lever in walnut/leather
330 – CD storage in centre console
404 – Orthopaedic seat left
405 – Orthopaedic seat right
481 – Under shields
500 – Outside rear view mirrors left and right folding
501 – Outside rear view mirrors left and right memory
551 – Anti-theft warning system
600 – Headlamp wash/wipe
617 – Xenon headlights
682 – Fire extinguisher
731 – Walnut wood trim
740 – Folding roof in black
756 – Radio Audio 10 CD player
873 – Heated seats