An early R129 500SL finished in the classic combination of Blue Black over Alto Grey with black leather and roof. This high-specification car has a remarkably low mileage of just 29,070 miles from new.
First registered and given its PDI in Limassol, Cyprus, the SL was brought to London a year later in 1993 by it’s first owner, a wealthy gentleman from Beirut, Lebanon, who kept the 500SL, amongst other cars, purely for when he visited the UK. We have a letter from him detailing this and confirming that the very low mileage is accurate because he rarely visited the UK more than two to three times per year. Orignally supplied with instruments in KPH, the instrument cluster was replaced with a new MPH cluster in 1997 (by which time it had only covered 3863 miles). This change is all documented and the original KPH cluster has remained with the car.
In total this SL has had just three owners. It comes with all original books and manuals, a full service history and all factory supplied keys.
This is a high specification example with climate control, orthopaedic seats and even a factory-fitted sump guard. See the list below for its full specification.
The car is in excellent condition throughout including the matching hardtop. The wheels are unmarked and wear matching Continental tyres all round. The interior is correct right down to the Becker Mexico stereo.
Over £5000 was invested in recommissioning and refurbishment this year, including an all fluids/filters service ensuring this 500SL is as it should be.
On the road this car drives beautifully, with all the potency that makes the 500 the model to have.
Early R129s in original specification with low miles and the 500 engine have become very collectible and this is a lovely example.
199 – Blue Black metallic
241 – Left front seat electrically adjustable with memory
242 – Right front seat electrically adjustable with memory
246 – Mirror with memory circuit
271 – Black leather
283 – Draught deflector
291 – Driver and passenger airbag
406 – Orthopaedic seats
440 – Tempomat (cruise control)
452 – Two tone horn
481 – Sump guard (undershields)
531 – Automatic antenna
551 – Anti-theft warning system
581 – Automatic climate control
600 – Headlamp wash/wipe
682 – Fire extinguisher
740 – Black fabric roof
756 – Becker Mexico
873 – Heated front seats
880 – Infrared locking