This is a 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 finished in Aquamarine Blue with Helios Leather interior and 68,000 miles on the clock.
The Mercedes-Benz 500SL was a variant of the R129 SL-Class that was introduced for the 1990 model year. The 500 SL was initially powered by Mercedes' M119 5. 0L V8 engine, although in 1998, this 322hp unit was replaced by the M113 engine (302hp). In 1993, Mercedes changed their naming conventions across all models, moving the model letters (SL) before the engine displacement (500), resulting in the 500SL becoming the SL500. Production of the R129 500SL lasted until 2002, although the model series would continue life in the next generation of SL as the R230 Mercedes-Benz SL500.
This lovely example is accompanied by the original book packs and owners manual, as well as the service booklet containing 5 stamps from Mercedes-Benz main dealerships. There is also a thick wedge of paperwork relating to previous services and other information about this car. The car has the original wind deflector, electrically adjustable memory seats, APS, 5 spoke 17 inch alloy wheels, cruise control, Alpine CD changer, heated seats and a host of other desirable features.
This car has had 7 former keepers and has an MOT until April 2023, passing its last test with no advisories. The car was sold new to Japan but was imported immediately back to the UK. Not only are SL500's becoming rarer, but we've never seen one in these amazing colours. The car is in extremely nice condition both inside and out and both hard and soft tops work well. The car had a full service in May 2021 and is ready for use.