This is a 2001 Mercedes-Benz SL320 RHD finished in silver with a black leather interior. The clock shows 76,000 miles.
The Mercedes-Benz R129 SL was built between 1989 and 2002, a production run of more than a decade that eventually saw more than 200,000 examples being built. Replacing the much-loved - and even longer-lived R107 – this was the car that probably did more than any other in creating the hewn-from-solid reputation the company enjoyed at the time. Using a shortened W124 floorpan, the R129 was technologically advanced for its time, featuring electronically controlled suspension damping, a hydraulic roof mechanism, and a hidden rollover bar that could erect itself in milliseconds if it detected a less than optimal situation was developing. Only ever available as a two-door convertible, the SL was nonetheless offered with a decent range of engines whose capacity still bore a direct relevance to the model designation, a logical system that motoring journalists and discerning consumers alike could understand at a glance.
This lovely example was with its previous owner for 7 years and he covered 6000 miles in the car, keeping it garaged during winter months. The exterior paintwork is original, and presents nicely aside from some minor age-related scuffs and some dulling to the A pillar on the drivers side as shown. This car has the desirable panoramic glass hardtop and we have just replaced the rear and side poly glasses on the soft top which is also in good condition. She rides on smart AMG style wheels with 4 matching tyres and comes with the original wind deflector.
Inside, the car is totally factory original and the seats, carpets and trim present nicely given the cars age and mileage and the headlining doesn't sag. The car comes with the original radio fitted with a security code.
Under the bonnet the car benefits from the later, more desirable 112 V6 24 valve version - she starts first time and drives excellently.
Accompanying the car is the original service booklet containing 11 stamps from main dealers and specialists. She passed an MoT on on 25th August 2022 and the previous owner states that he kept the engine regularly serviced. Other paperwork includes a UK V5, MOT history printouts and an invoice for maintenance carried out in August of this year.
A low mileage and well looked-after example with a panoramic hardtop at a fantastic price!