1992 Mercedes-Benz SL

60 AMG

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1992
  • Mileage 
    11 850 mi / 19 071 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver Grey
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Grey
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Grey
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Just 19,075km/11,850miles from new
Ordered by the Sultan of Brunei
Silver Grey with Grey leather interior
Simply magnificent
6.0 L AMG performance
Reputedly 1 of only 164 R129 500SLs AMG built

Highly regarded by many to be the most stylish, well built SL to be produced, the R129 knows no bounds in revolutionising grand touring. Undeniable function with equal measures of appearance, it was only inevitable this model would be popular amongst a large spectrum of Mercedes enthusiasts, not least royalty.

Whilst the R129 was the ultimate car for most, there were further enhancements to be made by the distinguished AMG engineers. Special ordered by the Sultan of Brunei, this extraordinary 500SL was ordered in Brunei 1992 for the UK, as a RHD ’93 model in the sensational combination of Silver Grey with Grey interior. It is thought that around 164 R129 500SLs were built by AMG and with that, just a tiny percentage of those were RHD models, making this car a very special and rare car indeed.

The car was then commissioned by the Sultan to be rebuilt to full AMG specification. Starting with an 400bhp 6.0L engine, with full AMG exhaust system, AMG suspension and uprated brakes. Visually the car was ordered to have an AMG generation 1 body-kit, which includes bespoke front/rear bumpers and flared side skits, and a desirable duck-tail spoiler. To complete the exterior, the car sits on a set of stunning 3-piece split alloys, colour matching in Silver Grey.

Naturally AMG changed the dials to accommodate new performance, but as so, left the remainder of the interior untouched, as it’s hard to improve on Mercedes 90s design and build quality perfection!

On the road this R129 is a beautiful combination of raw power delivered in a smooth, civilised way. The luxurious cabin ensures full comfort is had, but not forgetting what enhancements have been made mechanically by AMG. It would be very easy to use this car regularly, on long journeys with top-speed in mind. Over 400bhp to utilise will challenge a lot of modern cars, it truly is a special R129 to drive.

We hold this R129 6.0L AMG as a very significant model in relation to performance based Mercedes of this era. Being a Pre-Merger AMG, its raw and extravagant upgrades simply cannot be matched today making it a very rare opportunity for any collector or enthusiast to own an incredible example, with documented provenance and unrivalled performance.

Our Pre-Merger, R129 6.0L AMG is available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call to book an appointment.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information but errors may occur. Please check with a salesperson.