The R129 SL is now being given the credit it is due, and is gaining in popularity fast. As a youngtimer classic, with unbeatable build quality, it is an extremely rewarding convertible to live with. This later model with the V6 engine and 5 speed automatic gearbox is the perfect alternative to a ‘modern’ car.
Originally supplied by Jacksons of Bournemouth, it has never strayed from Main Deale rs for the purposes of servicing, with the exception of its last service by the SL Shop, who sold the car to its last owner. That service was undertaken at 63946 miles.
It comes with all books/manuals, Full Service History, past MOTs, spare key and a folder of receipts for work undertaken in the past.
The colour combination of straight (040) black and Saffron Nappa Leather is a rare and extremely handsome one, especially with light coloured chestnut wood veneer and part-wood steering wheel. The interior leather is in superb condition and of a high specification, including orthopedic seats. Other additions are a wind deflector and a modern stereo unit, although the original comes with the car.
The overall condition of the bodywork is extremely good. The hardtop is unmarked. The hood is very good too and benefits from having the rear windows recently replaced.
In conclusion this example has been very well maintained and cherished. It offers effortless cruising ability in the right colour combination, with sensible mileage covered.
241/2 Electrically adjustable front seats with memory
249 Automatically dimming interior and exterior lights
284 Shift lever in wood/ leather combination
404 Multi-contour left seat
405 Multi-contour backrest, front right
441 Adjustable steering column
500 Electric folding exterior mirrors.
580 Air conditioning
600 headlight cleaning system
819 CD changer, MP3 capable