This incredible SL500 has covered just 20,278 miles from new supported by a Full Mercedes-Benz Service History.
Supplied new by Mercedes main dealers Gerard Mann of Birmingham and registered on September 24th 1997, this SL500 was specified with Imperial Red paintwork complimented by Mushroom leather interior. It is a well-specified car with heated, electric memory seats, half-walnut steering wheel and gear-shift, headlamp wash/wipe and AMG alloy wheels.
In total the car has had just three owners from new. The first until 2004 when it was resold by Mercedes Birmingham (Central) to a gentleman who kept the car until 2016.
There is a full service history comprising of seven stamps, all from Mercedes main dealers. The last service from Mercedes of Maidstone was a ‘B service’, carried out on 15/06/17 at 20,252 miles.
Along with the stamped service book comes a folder of supporting bills and previous MoT certificates.
The car has all books/manuals, keys and tools. And a clear HPI Certificate.
As you might expect with such low mileage and impeccable history, the condition of this car is quite extraordinary. Unmarked inside and out and drives akin to a new car.
The hardtop and hood are equally excellent. The only change made to the car has been the fitment of a newer Sony stereo, although the original dealer-fit Sony comes with the car.
Being a 1997 model car SL500, this car comes with the desirable, but short-lived combination of the early (more powerful) M119 5.0-litre engine and later 722.6 electronically controlled five-speed automatic gearbox.
In short, a nicer R129 SL500 would be nigh-on impossible to find.
241 – Left seat electrically adjustable with memory
242 – Right seat electrically adjustable with memory
249 – Automatically dipping rear view mirror
284 – Gear-shift lever in wood/leather
289 – Steering wheel (390mm) in wood/leather
340 – Additional third stop lamp
501 – Outside mirrors left/right with memory
533 – Front and rear speakers without radio
565 – Rear seats
600 – Headlamp wash/wipe
740 – Black folding roof
873 – Heated seats