One of the 49 right-hand drive SL60 AMG built.
Although numbers are vague, it is thought that prior to 2002 less than 1000 R129 SL roadsters of all variants were modified by AMG. But it is known that, of the 469 SL60s built, just 49 SL60s were right-hand drive.
Powered by the V8 M119 quad-cam engine, enlarged to 6-litres by AMG, their power output was officially rated at 381bhp, but most have been found to produce in excess of 400bhp when tested. In addition to the engine tuning, the SL60 had bespoke wheels, body-kit and suspension changes. When they were sold between 1996 and 1998 they were well in excess of £100k.
This UK-supplied SL60 was first registered (correctly as an SL60 AMG) on new year’s day, 1997, by Mercedes main agents Drake & Fletcher of Kent. It’s first owner was Air Corcoran Ltd. In 2000 a Mr Rose of York took ownership before passing to a Mr Goldstone in 2005. The current owner bought the car in 2007 and has owned it for ten years. The mileage today stands at just 42, 578 miles.
This SL60 was specified with Brilliant Silver metallic paint, a black hood and a black leather interior. Its options include memory seats, orthopaedic driver’s seat, half-wood steering wheel, headlamp wash/wipe and rear seats.
The book-pack is complete with all original books/manuals and service book that shows a full service history comprising of 11 stamps, the majority of which are with MB main dealers. The last service was carried out by Mercedes-Benz of Oxford in April 2017 at 42,085 miles, then, in August, we changed the transmission fluid, the coolant and the differential oil.
In addition to the service book is a folder of supporting invoices/paperwork, plus the original V5 and a clear HPI Certificate.
Recently the car received a brake upgrade including larger front discs and calipers and a full suspension set up by a motorsport specialist in order to further improve an already exhilarating driving experience.
This car is in exceptional original condition throughout and is a truly fabulous car to drive with tremendous performance.
A very rare opportunity to purchase a very rare and special SL with low miles and excellent provenance.
241 – Front left seat electrically adjustable with memory
242 – Front right seat electrically adjustable with memory
249 – Interior and exterior mirrors with auto dimming
261A – Black leather
284 – Gear selector in wood
309 – Cup holders
340 – Third brake light
405 – Orthopaedic seat front right
501 – Left and right mirrors with memory
511 – MB radio Exquisit
565 – Rear seats
600 – Headlamp wash/wipe
740 – Folding roof in black
744 – Brilliant Silver
772 – AMG styling package
774 – Shell modification for AMG wheels
783 – AMG wheels with AMG sports chassis
819 – CD changer
957 – AMG engineering package