An early R129 500SL in very good condition with only 70K km (44K miles) from new that offers great value for money.
Supplied new in Japan then imported to the UK in 2016, this SL is finished in Blue Black metallic with ultra rare black checked cloth interior. It has a high specification including climate control, airbags and heated, memory seats.
Being an early 500 it uses Bosch KE-Jetronic injection and as such has no wiring harness issues that affected the 93-96 cars.
Coming from the salt-free environment of Japan, this SL is completely rust free. The body and paintwork are superb as is the underside. No previous accidents and very original.
The interior is generally very good – the seats are superb with no signs of wear and the woodwork in good condition. The soft top is new and unmarked.
Lots of money spent recently including the new roof, replacement hood rams, battery, distributor caps and new tyres all round.
No service history but plenty of service stickers around the car indicating services, plus any car in Japan must be serviced to pass the Shaken Test (Japanese MoT). Certainly the engine is extremely clean inside which indicates more than anything that it has been correctly serviced.
The car runs and drives very well, the air conditioning works correctly and the car has 12 months MoT.
There is no hard top with the car but these are easily obtainable if you want one.
Overall this is a great value 500SL. It’s the model to have in great colours, very original and overall in extremely good condition. It’s a far better proposition than most UK-supplied examples at this price point – no rusty wings, brake and fuel lines!
A perfect SL for the enthusiast who wants to a good car that’s ready to drive and enjoy.
241 – Left front seat electrically adjustable with memory
242 – Right front seat electrically adjustable with memory
246 – Mirror with memory circuit
291 – Airbag for front passenger
440 – Cruise control
581 – Automatic climate control
592 – Heat insulating glass
600 – Headlamp wash/wipe
740 – Black fabric soft top
873 – Heated seats
880 – Closing system with infra-red remote control