The Mercedes-Benz R129 SL roadsters were produced from 1989 through 2002. The R129 replaced the R107 in 1989 and was in its turn replaced by the R230 SL-Class in 2002 for the 2003 model year.
The R129 was produced as a two-door, two-seat roadster with an automated (electro-hydraulic), collapsible textile roof, with a shell-like, color-matched, tonneau cover. All R129s came standard with an aluminum detachable hardtop that was fitted by folding the canvas roof down and manually attaching the hardtop. Designed in 1984, the R129 was based on the shortened floorpan of the Mercedes-Benz W124 and featured many innovative details for the time, for instance electronically controlled damping (Adaptive Damping System ADS, optional) and a hidden, automatically extending roll-over bar. The R107’s rather dated rear diagonal swing axle gave way to a modern multi-link axle. The number of standard features was high, with electric action for the windows, mirrors, seats and hydraulic convertible top.
This wonderful Mercedes 320SL Facelift straight 6 example is perfect for the forthcoming summer months being a convertible finished in a very refreshing Aquamarine.
Fitted with original monoblock aero II AMG 18” alloys and with only 69,000 miles from new, the car has a full Mercedes main dealer service history as well as still holding all of its original books and service records. Last serviced in July 2018 the car will come will all of its old MOT’s as well as a fresh MOT to carry its new owner through the next 12 months.
Recent work includes new brake pads and sensors at 64,000 miles, a new battery, fuel pump and catalytic converter. Fitted with remote central locking, two keys plus extra remote and spare key card. Original factory sound system and soft-top in great shape. Described to have no rust, dents or scratches anywhere on the car, the interior is also in fantastic shape.
Fitted with a wind deflector, this sporty and fun modern classic is not only an ideal car for the summer months but also an investment opportunity.
Comes with its factory hard-top.