NEC Classic Motor Show Sale 2017

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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500

Lot No.: 359

Registration: L398 LBE
Chassis Number: WDB1290672F0994448
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 5000
Year of Manufacture: 1994
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): Unsold

From a firm lineage of beautiful Mercedes-Benz SLs, the R129 model was introduced in 1989 and continued the company's tradition of fast and reliable grand touring convertibles. Developed from the earlier (R107) 500SL, the new SL500 was powered by a 5.0 litre-V8 engine that produced 302 bhp. The new model also featured an expanding rollover bar, a fully electric hood, electric seats, mirrors, anti-lock brakes and a multi-link rear axle. A facelift of the R129 was carried out in 1995 which included revisions to the headlights, rear lights, and automatic climate control.

This particular right-hand drive Mercedes-Benz SL500 was sold new in Japan and is finished in 2-tone black/grey with a black leather interior. Since being imported to the UK early this year by our vendor the car has undergone a host of recommissioning work by marque specialist Edward Hall, which has included; a new engine wiring loom, new hood rams, a precautionary brake and suspension overhaul and fresh fluids and filters. This work has totalled almost £10,000.

The odometer is now showing a remarkable 4,650km (2,889 miles), which we do feel is commensurate with the superb overall condition of the car. As you can see from the pictures the underside looks incredible and the car still sits on its original 1993 tyres! The leather book pack is present containing the manuals and service book, along with both keys, the stereo remote control which is still in its box, and a toolkit which is still in its original plastic cover. The spare wheel is in situ and looks to have never been fitted. The soft top and interior are in fantastic condition also. 

Supplied with a UK V5c and MOT tested until 26th July ’18, this very low mileage SL500 will certainly impress in the metal and whilst many of its predecessors have seen a steady rise in value over the past few years, we feel that the day of the 129 is shortly about to arrive.