This beautiful R129 SL320 is finished in Brilliant Silver with a black hood and black leather interior. It is one of the last of the straight-six cars – preferable to the later V6 in our eyes – with the five-speed automatic and revised (non-biodegradable) wiring harnesses, and well equipped with heated, memory seats, cruise control, climate control and rear seats.
Despite having covered just 82,468 miles from new, this is a car that has seen the world. First registered in January 1998 by Smeets MB of The Netherlands as a UK spec car and UK registered immediately thereafter. In 2003 it was bought by a (now retired) airline pilot who loved the car so much he took it around the world with him until we sold it for him in 2018. As such the service book has stamps from New Zealand, France and Germany as well as the UK. The car was mainly used for long distance touring.
Since we last supplied the car it has been in the hands of one enthusiast owner.
All books and manuals, full service history (12 stamps) and HPI clear with certificate. Factory hard top included.
The car is in immaculate condition throughout with beautiful paintwork, unmarked wheels wearing matching Pirelli tyres, superb interior and perfect hood that has benefitted from new hood windows.
As the pictures show this SL is extremely clean under then bonnet too.
Everything works as intended and the car is completely original throughout.
Thanks to the majority of its miles having been covered on long trips rather than multiple short journeys, this SL320 drives extremely well indeed.
All in all, a superb SL to drive and enjoy this summer. Immaculate condition, nothing needing to be done, low mileage for its year, long term ownership and a great, interesting history.
200A – Leather
205 – Owner’s manual and service record in English
241 – Front seat left hand electrically adjustable with memory
242 – Front seat right hand electrically adjustable with memory
249 – Auto dipping inside rear view mirror
331 – Cassette compartment
441 – Electrically adjustable steering column
461 – Instruments with miles and English legend
501 – Outside rear view mirror right, heated (RHD)
512 – Radio MB Special with RDS
551 – Anti-theft warning system
565 – Rear seats
600 – Headlamp wash/wipe
613 – Headlamps for left-hand traffic
740 – Black fabric soft-top
873 – Heated seats