"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 SL 500 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 stunning Mercedes-Benz was originally registered on 18th June 1993 and presents in very good order throughout. The Almandine coachwork is unmarked and the mushroom leather interior is exceedingly tidy. These bigger engine SL’s are silky smooth to drive with impressive performance. The current odometer reading on the car is 7,162 miles, however it is known to have had a speedometer change at around 60,000 miles. Confirmation from Mercedes-Benz is that the car had travelled 56,998 miles in 1998 and according to the MoT history in April 2006 the odometer reading was 1,122 miles. In the 15 years in between, she has covered a mere 6,040 miles, without doubt this is clearly a car that has been well cared for. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full years MoT test certificate together with a factory hardtop.