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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL-24 (R129)

Lot No.: 333

Registration: H315 DFR
Chassis Number: WDB1290612F019669
Engine Number: 10498122006391
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 2960
Year of Manufacture: 1990
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 15,000 - 18,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
  • Superb White coachwork and Grey leather seating. Matching hardtop
  • 24-valve version of the standard 3-litre straight-six engine, developing a creamy smooth 231bhp
  • Adaptive suspension, airbags, traction control, air con, and five-link rear suspension
  • First registered on 17/10/1990. Six registered keepers from new
  • Current mileage 27,231. 7 stamped services. MOT'd until 12/07/2019  

Launched in 1989, the R129-Series took the fabled Mercedes SL range to new heights of technical excellence. Traditionally the most sporting model of the MB line-up, the SL was the preserve of the rich and famous when new - no episode of Dallas was complete without at least one cruising by and many F1 drivers used them as day-to-day cars in the early nineties.

From the poetic motion of the electric hood to the roll bar that automatically flipped up if the car sensed an accident, these cars oozed sophistication with adaptive suspension, airbags, traction control, air con, and a superb new five-link rear suspension all as standard.

This 300SL-24 has the 24-valve version of the standard 3-litre straight-six engine, developing a creamy smooth 231bhp (up 40bhp on its 12-valve sibling). First registered by HL Gorner Ltd on 17/10/1990  it has been enjoyed by six registered keepers from new, none of whom could have used it much as the current mileage is just  27,231 miles from new, however, the Service Record does boast a total of seven services (4 supplying dealer and 3 marque specialists) and the owner's file contains 20 previous MOT Certificates and 20 old tax discs.

  • First serviced by the supplying dealer 14/11/1990 - 681 Miles 
  • Supplying dealer 01/07/1991 - 6,599 Miles       
  • Supplying dealer 07/02/1994 - 10,451 Miles        
  • Supplying dealer 12/01/98 - 15,436 Miles       
  • Independent Mercedes specialist 15/12/2009 - 24,275 Miles       
  • Independent Mercedes specialist 18/09/2014 - 26,641 Miles       
  • Independent 16/09/18 27,228 Miles

Original service book and handbooks are present together with a spare key.

This lovely R129SL remains superbly finished in gleaming  Arctic White with a matching hardtop and the dark grey interior shows no sign of wear. We understand that the electric soft top operates perfectly and the car is mechanically sound, not surprising considering the low mileage and fastidious service schedule. Very rare in this crisp colour combination with the desirable 24-valve engine, this classic 'Boulevardier' is ready for your inspection.