"The 4973cc, R129 Mercedes-Benz SL500 carried on the tradition of the fast and reliable grand touring convertible from Mercedes-Benz. Borne out of the earlier 500 SL models, the new SL500 featured many new and innovative ideas for the period, such as controlled electronic damping, automatically expanding roll-over bar and a more modern multi-link rear axle. Fully operating electric hood, windows, door mirrors and seats made this model easy and comfortable to operate. With powerful engines, stopping power was aided by anti-locking braking for added reassurance creating a model revered by many the world over.
This fabulous example is presented in silver with blue leather interior, factory hardtop and also has a blue hood which is in superb condition. The car comes with air conditioning, electric memory seats in the front, climate control and cruise control. The interior benefits from the wood being extended around the dashboard and it also has the addition of a wind deflector, headlight wipers and retains its original radio cassette player. There has been much spent on this car since its importation to the UK in 2010 with all invoices contained within the history file. This is one of the best examples of this model we have seen and the owner has even given it ten out of ten in all respects.
Interested parties should note that the hydraulic hood mechanism has undergone an extensive rebuild in the last 2 weeks, costing in excess of £2,000. However, the car requires a top lock distributor block that was not available at the time. This will be available shortly and will be completed prior to the delivery of the vehicle should you buy it at the Auction."