2000 Mercedes-Benz SL

600 (V12) - Panoramic Roof

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2000
  • Mileage 
    30 500 mi / 49 085 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Electric windows
    Yes
    Sunroof
    Yes
    Climate control
    Yes
    Airbags
    Yes
    ABS
    Yes
    ESP
    Yes
  • Reference number 
    MER-052
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original Condition
  • Exterior brand colour 
    040U
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Performance 
    389 BHP / 395 PS / 291 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

By the mid-1980’s, it was becoming clear that the beloved R107 series was in need of a replacement. The 1970’s steel-and-chrome styling was replaced with an innovative, angular design featuring multiple suspension, steering and drivetrain improvements, along a myriad of creature comforts. The result was the R129 series, the most advanced and luxurious SL to date. Its timeless styling, capable performance and superior engineering made it an icon of the 1990’s and a universal symbol of success.

The Mercedes SL600 is vastly different than its I6 and V8 brethren. Its two main highlights are its state-of-the-art M120 V12 engine, shared with the Pagani Zonda, and a sophisticated hydro-pneumatic suspension suited for long distance, high-speed cruising —similar to the one in the 450SEL 6.9.

This particular car was ordered new at Mercedes-Benz of Manhattan with no option left unticked: heated contour seats, full-glass panoramic roof, or special alloy wheels are all part of this ‘Gordon Gekko spec’ SL600. As of August 2021, it benefited of a complete, open-chequebook recommissioning with the intention to put into daily use.