"Following the resounding success of the R107, the R129 Mercedes-Benz SL had a rather tough act to follow, as it still had to carry on the tradition of a fast and reliable grand touring convertible. The advantage designers had with the R129 was technology. By the time the final car rolled off the production line in 1989, these earlier models had been in production for 18 years with very little change. Therefore, the SL500 featured many new and innovative ideas, such as controlled electronic damping, automatically expanding roll-over bar and a more modern multi link rear axle. In addition to this was a fully operating electric roof, windows, door mirrors and seats, which made this model easy and comfortable to operate. The new SL also boasted a more powerful engine and the stopping power was aided by anti-locking braking for added reassurance.
First registered on 1st August 1995, this example is presented in stunning, recently fully painted, metallic blue with the grey leather trim and electric seats. Our vendor purchased the car in 2017 from a family friend after the car had been garaged and off the road, having a real soft spot for the R129 he has commissioned the car to be fully repainted and the desirable AMG specification wheels all refurbished. This was combined with earlier cosmetic restoration works such as new roof glass, a new wiring loom (for which these cars are known) with an auto electrician ensuring all of the electrics work as they should. Being a later R129 the seats are fully electric, the bumpers are fully colour coded as per the 1995 facelift and side airbags. The car is offered with the original book pack, an MoT test certificate valid until September 2022 and having had a recent service. Offered in what is possibly the best colour combination with the most desirable V8 engine, this is a very desirable example of the ever-popular R129 Mercedes-Benz SL."