1999 Mercedes-Benz SL320 (R129)
Tidy later model V6 SL with desirable glass panoramic removable hard-top; black leather interior; lady owned showing just 89,575 miles
Supplied new in May 1999 this later model fce-lift R129 series SL features the 221bhp 3.2 litre V6 engine driving the rear wheels via 5-speed automatic transmission with Sports and Winter (Economy) modes. Finished in Brilliant Silver with full black leather interior the cars appears in a original, and unmolested condition retaining its 5-blade alloy wheels and optional factory upgrade glass Panoramic removable hard top with Black mohair soft-top.
Inside, we find electric driver and passenger seats, walnut trim, rear seats, chrome rimmed dials, cruise control, digital climate control with A/C, electric folding mirrors, headlamp wash/wipe, wind deflector and an after market stereo (original in the boot). Also in the boot we find a car cover, tool kit and box containing the original front grill - this car has been retro fitted with a grill akin to the later R230 series SL giving it a more up to date look which some prefer.
The car comes from 7 year lady ownership seeing regular use with 7 previous keepers to her, and looks in good order for its age and modest mileage of 89,595 miles with but a few marks to the body with limited signs of corrosion around one side repeater and front wheel arch edge (common to the R129). The wheels would no doubt benefit from a refurbishment to keep them looking prime but the interior is excellent with little signs of its 22 year age or mileage.
Within the history file we find the V5C, owner's pack & service book revealing 10 stamps, 2 of which are duplicated in seperate service booklets from Car Care Tetbury in 2010 and 2011. The last stamp in the original book was in April 2013 at 78,140 also by Car Care Tetbury. The ream of invoices on file show regular maintenance including replacement NS and OS shock absorbers in August 2020, major service plus gearbox oil and filter change with new pipes in January 2011 at 72,461 miles costing £854.19, a pair of new catalytic convertors in April 2015 costing £288, £666 spent in September 2019 at Autotrans on a transmission service and replacement cooler pipes, routine service by local MB specialist Gerry Doverman in August 2017 at 87,704 miles, an underbdy waxoil in March 2019, and a further £1938 spent on a replacement electronic transmission control valve body, sensor, pump bush and reconditioned torque convertor in March 2021 at 89,434 miles with other historic invoices dating back to 2002.
Furthermore, we find an impressive 17 old MOTs dating right back along with 2 keys and current MOT valid until August 2021 with 2 defects relating to a ball joint dust cover deteriorated and a slight oil leak. Ready to be enjoyed, an R129 SL with the roof down is a joy and considerable value for money at the enticing estimate pitched here.
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