We are thrilled to be able to offer this very special pre-merger AMG SL. It is written that only around 164 R129 500SLs were converted by AMG prior to 1995 worldwide. And the number of right-hand drive 500SL 6.0 AMGs are reckoned to be a tiny percentage of those. Suffice to say that this is a very rare and special car indeed.
This car was ordered from the UK in 1992 by the Sultan of Brunei as a right-hand drive (’93 model year) 500SL in the unusual and striking combination of Beryll with a green leather interior and black hood. Back in the early 90s the Sultan, or rather his brother, Prince Jefri, was amassing his collection of 6000 cars, a lot of them Mercedes, and was commissioning AMG to convert them. This included many one offs such as yellow 600SEC convertibles and 7.3-litre S-Class estates to suit his extravagant tastes. Among them, this 500SL was rebuilt to full AMG specification, including the 400bhp 6.0-litre engine, AMG exhaust, AMG suspension, AMG generation 1 body-kit including duck-tail spoiler, AMG instruments and those gorgeous AMG three-piece wheels.
You can see the full list of the Sultan’s cars on the duPont Registry, and ascertain that this car features among them. We believe there may be a further six AMG 500SLs put together in 1993, all in different colours, for the Sultan.
The AMG remained in the Sultan’s palace of cars until 2012, when it was auctioned off in Brunei as part of the state’s attempt to recoup the worst of Prince Jefri’s financial excesses. Then in 2017 it was imported from Brunei to the UK where it came straight to ourselves.
We have serviced and recommisioned the car – we have replaced all fluids and filters, replaced all the engine bay wiring looms and fitted new tyres and carried out any work required.
The mileage today stands at 11,603 kms, or 7210 miles from new. The car is in exceptional condition throughout. All AMG decals are present and correct. Books and manuals.
Pre-merger AMG cars have gained a certain mystique about and are very collectable. This is a rare opportunity for a collector to acquire a genuine AMG R129 with nominal mileage and fantastic provenance.