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Mercedes SL R129: Buying guide and review (1989-2002)

Mercedes SL R129: Buying guide and review (1989-2002) Classic and Performance Car
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If you’re looking for a convertible with four seats, a good level of refinement, as well as a touch of class, then there are few better steers than a Mercedes SL. Want one that is relatively affordable, as well as cheap to run, then it’s almost impossible not to find yourself browsing the classifieds for an R129 SL –  an SL for the 1990s. 
 
As with the previous SL roadsters, the R129 shared a basic platform with the mid-range saloon contemporary – in this case, the W124 series. Featuring an advanced five-link independent rear suspension, recirculating ball steering and strut suspension up front, the SL excels as a grand tourer, with relaxing, stable handling. Along with this, the R129 SL offers perhaps the best seats ever designed (with electric adjustment including the seatbelt) and enough cabin space to carry a significant amount of luggage.
 


Seen as a large car at launch, it fits into modern traffic surprisingly well, and is easy to place on the road. The flat rear deck and square cut boot, combined with either the large rear window of the soft top or the standard equipment hardtop make for rearward visibility that is the envy of most modern hatchbacks, let alone convertibles – and yes, the rear view mirror is electrically adjustable.
 
Which one to buy?
 
The SL launched in 1989 with three engine options. Two 3.0-litre straight sixes – the M103 and M104 with 190bhp 12v and 231bhp 24v respectively, and the robust 32v M119 5.0-litre V8. The 300SL and 300SL-24 were available with a choice of manual or automatic transmissions, the 500SL shipped with an old-tech four-speed automatic only. In 1992, the V12 600SL joined the range with the M120 48v near-400bhp engine, reinforcing the SL’s move upmarket.
 
The M119 32V 500SL is responsive, with a 6 second 0-60 and a top speed limited to 155mph, yet will return around 30mpg at motorway speeds. The old-school automatic gearbox impacts urban economy.
 
Straight-six models are, by comparison to the 500SL, adequate. The manual box shares a ponderous, detached shift feel with the Mercedes saloons the car is derived from, and the 300SL engines are surprisingly subdued, getting on with the job quietly. Economy is not significantly better, but you will be beaten to 60 by some very mundane vehicles indeed, particularly with the auto.
 
The greatest sacrifice in the straight-sixes is losing the sound of the M119 V8 at high RPM. The 500SL might be a relatively tame beast, yet it carries the heart of a Le Mans winner; the Sauber C9’s fortunes having been reversed with the update from an M117-based engine to the M119.
 
Mercedes-Benz’s over-engineered approach extended to accepting the limitations of the folding roof. It is not a substantial, heavily lined item, and the design does include some inherent security weaknesses that are indicative of the occasional use intended for it.
 
The vacuum locking system therefore extends to the rear seat cubby boxes, the door pockets, the centre console - anywhere you might want to hide things is locked with the doors. For models without rear seats, the platform behind is large enough for a couple of typical weekend bags, the boot is large and includes space for storing a wind blocker.
 
Initially launched with a four-speed automatic in the V8/V12 models, an option of 5-speed automatic in six-cylinder versions, and Mercedes’ agricultural manual five-speed box as an option on six-cylinder models only, in 1996 the range was updated to receive the electronically controlled 5G-Tronic automatics.
 
A number of special editions were produced, most notably the Silver Arrow and Mille Miglia. The latter was produced in 1995 to honour Stirling Moss’ 1955 win, in 320 or 500 form with a limited run of 50, before a number of reruns - and featured silver paint, red and black interior with carbon fibre trim, six-spoke “Evo II” alloys and chequered flag decals behind the wing vents. The Silver Arrow was a run-out model, named in honour of the 1930 racer and featuring extra bling (Illuminated door sill trim, bright window surrounds).
 
Of note, V8 and V12 AMG models also graced the R129 range. The V8 SL60, which uses a 6-litre, 381bhp version of the M119 V8 and was produced between 1993 and 1998, the very rare 1997 SL70 with 7-litre 496bhp V12 and the 525bhp SL73, which uses the same basic 7.3 litre engine as the Pagani Zonda and other AMG V12-based supercars. Finally between 1998 and 2002, the SL55 AMG was offered, with 5.4-litre M113 serving up 354bhp; a precursor to the R230 SL55 and indeed, to the greater volume AMG would enjoy in the 21st Century. SL60s come up relatively frequently, albeit with a substantial premium.
 
Other tuners, notably Brabus and Renntech, also offered tweaked R129s – these should be bought very much on their own merits and provenance.
 
Performance and specs
 
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SL-24
Engine 2962cc in-line six-cylinder
Power 231bhp @ 6300rpm
Torque 201lb ft @ 4600rpm
Top speed 137mph
0-62mph 8.6secs
Fuel consumption 21.4mpg
Gearbox Four-speed automatic/five-speed manual
 
Dimensions and weight
 
Wheelbase 2515mm
Length 4470mm
Width 1811mm
Height 1300mm
Kerb weight 1692kg
 
Common problems
 
• Oil pressure should read '3' most of the time but a drop to 1.5-2 when hot at idle is normal. If it’s low when driving on a car with under 150-200,000 miles, walk away. If the gauge is non-functional it may be a cluster or sensor, which is mounted in the oil filter mounting. 
 
• Engine management and injection systems evolved, with the earliest cars using a mechanical fuel injection (K/KE-Jetronic), changing to sequential LH Jetronic in October 1992 then Motronic. Ignition on earlier cars uses two coils and two distributors, one set per bank; service items are cheap but you need two of them, a tolerable compromise. The spark controller ECU can be expensive if it has failed.
 
• Oil starvation can cause problems with the camshafts, initially due to hydraulic lifters failing to pressurise - kits to replace the seals are available and easy to fit. The plastic components go brittle with age and break down; on a car with more than 150,000 miles look for this work to have been done.
 
• The M103/M104 engines in the earlier (pre facelift) SLs are similarly robust, needing merely consumables and maintenance to keep running for 300,000-400,000 miles.
 
• Post ’93, problems can be found with wiring harnesses on all models of SL. Insulation breaks down inside the loom, with many unrelated issues making diagnosis fun – the engine wiring harness for an SL 500 is £714 from a main dealer.
 
• The V12 M120 engine not only suffers the same problems with wiring, the cost of consumables and densely-packed engine bay make regular maintenance less pleasant than the V8.
 
• The manual transmission is reliable, but the simple, tough four-speed boxes are a better ownership proposition when buying at the budget end of the market. The 722.3 600SL gearbox was sufficiently strong that Brabus used it in their 7.3-litre V12 models unmodified!
 
• The later five-speed 5G-Tronic 722.6 was initially treated as a sealed for life unit, and was fitted with a tamper-proof cap. A red tab indicates it has been serviced, a black tab that it has either never been checked, or has only been touched by approved Mercedes service centres. Mercedes-Benz has subsequently revised and recommended fluid changes every 40,000 miles.
 
• There are economy and performance benefits to be had by opting for the later gearbox, but it’s necessary to be aware of leaks into the wiring loom from the electrical connector. Look under the car at the multiplug, signs of dampness and residue are a useful early warning. Also look for history with evidence of correct fluid and filter changes. The loom issues can cause the car to shut down whilst driving, and are an involved repair.
 
• Drive with the roof down, and listen for noises from the rear drivetrain. Shifts on the four-speed are slurred, but swift - if delayed changes (without kickdown) or jerky downshifts in particular are present, check the oil level and for the usual burnt, brown fluid indicative of poor maintenance. The five-speed automatic will hold the lower gears until the car is warmed up, and shifting can be more obvious under power, though any hint of slipping should be a warning.
 
• With the manual, look for vague, notchy gearchanges. If it has them, it’s working fine. Should there be issues with the clutch, release bearing or props, most are easily sorted as the car is no more complex than a W124 300E.
 
• As the R129’s values have decreased, the popularity of aftermarket rims and fake AMG rims has increased. What you are looking for are genuine Mercedes part numbers, so if in doubt, remove the wheel and look at the back. Tyres should be an appropriate brand and rating for a 4500lb car that can comfortably achieve 150mph, skimping on these implies skimping elsewhere.
 
• The steering is precise, but detached, a variable-rate power assisted system with recirculating ball. A worn steering damper is frequently overlooked, inexpensive and can cause vague response, vibration and wandering.
 
• True gluttons for punishment can opt for Mercedes’ Active Dampening System. This option, standard from 1993 on SL600s, provided a Citroen-esque hydraulic suspension with height control, active correction when cornering and load leveling. Controlled by yet more of those ‘90s-era ECUs, the recipe for high repair bills is spiced up with the application of nitrogen spheres and a lack of specialists and experience in the UK, particularly as the cars have dropped out of the main dealer network.
 
• Spheres are inexpensive and should be replaced every five-six years, but most problems occur with the valve blocks and sensors. For the determined and competent DIY repairer, it should be simple to maintain; for those who just want to pay for the car and enjoy it, vital components of the ADS system are four-figure modules. Naturally for UK owners you can add the delights of salt-assisted corrosion to any attempt at maintenance.
 
• Later models involve more electronic intervention – and electrical gremlins can crop up throughout the ABS, ESP, ASR and where fitted, ADS systems, regardless of generation. As an entire guide could be written just on the R129’s subsystems, it’s sufficient to say that if any warning lights are on, or anything behaves in an unpredictable manner, it will not be cheap to have fixed by a dealer. On the upside, many of the simpler components are inexpensive, and Mercedes continue to stock spares for older models.
 
• Brakes are powerful, responsive and should have good feedback. Warped discs are a risk for any heavy automatic car, and vibration under braking can also show the early stages of wear in the lower balljoints. Mercedes discs are £61-91 each (rear/front) with a set of pads costing £55. Incorrect brake bleeding can cause issues with the ASR traction control, including reduced power, and result in costly diagnosis.
 
• The R129 can of course rust, especially where accident damage has been repaired, so check everywhere, particularly in the boot panels near the battery box. Weak points of the R129 regardless of history are the leading edges of the front wings, and crucially, the jacking points. 
 
• The car’s sills and tubular jacking points are covered with plastic protectors, which combined with damage to the paint finish inevitable if the factory jack has been used can quietly rust away for years without the owner being aware. Pop the jack covers off and check.
 
• Body fit and finish should be perfect. The trim and folding panels for the convertible top should sit flush, and the car should have a hard-top – every SL came with one. A desirable non-standard option was the hardtop stand, preventing damage to the header rail, mounting tabs and rear trim when removed.
 
• If the car has the hard top fitted when viewed, ask to remove it. Problems with the complex electro-hydraulic roof system on the R129 are expensive to resolve, with 11-12 hydraulic units, many switches and feedback loops involved for each stage. 
 
• You also want to inspect the condition of the fabric roof. The cabriolet roof should close and open quite quickly. Unlatching the hard top will only work with the ignition on; if the engine running the function is only activated for the first few minutes, then disabled to prevent accidental release. 
 
• Check operation of the roll bar – one, you want it to work if you crash, and two, if it is stuck in the raised position, the roof won’t work. 
 
• Finally, if the car’s roof is not working, it is as always a case for haggling if you’re looking to buy at the budget end of the market. A cheap R129’s roof is either broken or not broken yet. Budget around £1800 for specialist repairs if you’re not confident taking it on yourself – not including repairs to the roof or rear window material.
 
• The electrical system of the SL is complex, and faults are frequently exacerbated by the attentions of auto electricians installing third-party accessories. The demographic and era placed the R129 into the heart of telephone and alarm fitting.
 
• Adjustment of the steering column, all three mirrors, seats and seatbelt is electric with memory, heating and ventilation is wholly electronic in control, and a rare trip computer is available with display concealed in the compartment above the heater outlets. 1993 models onwards have an electronic odometer.
 
Model history
 
March 1989: The all-new Mercedes R129 was unveiled at the Geneva motor show.  
1993: 12-cylinder SL600 model introduced
1995: The interior was redesigned with rounded door trims, side airbags, ESP and the panoramic hardtop option was introduced. 
1998: To coincide with the engine range changes, the mirrors, body cladding and bumpers were changed again, with a softer look.
July 2001: The R129 is replaced by the new R230 SL
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
 
• www.mercedes-benz-club.co.uk
• www.mercedesclub.org.uk
• www.mercedes-benz.co.uk
• www.r129sl-club.de
• www.theslshop.com
 
Summary and prices
 
The R129 may have been a culture shock when first launched, yet it has aged nicely and still looks cohesive, even elegant compared to the fussy and contrived lines of its R230 successor. With many cars costing upwards of £70,000 new – some AMG variants could double that – the realistic price band of £5000 to around £20,000 encompasses reliable daily runners and the lower end of the AMG market.
 
Below £5000, good usable six-cylinder models and slightly rough V8s lurk, though if a 600SL were in that price bracket it would be a brave buyer indeed taking it on. For a competent enthusiast, the engineering behind the SL ensures that it can be a time consuming but satisfying car to own, and surprisingly inexpensive to run, regardless of year.
 
For those who just want to drive and enjoy the cars, between £3500-5000 the straight-six 300SL between 1990-1993 is the safest option. If only a V8 will do, pre-’92 500SLs are the easiest way to avoid inherent flaws in the wiring. Increase the budget to £6500-8000 and it should be possible to get a late 32V SL500 with 5G-Tronic, with SL600s starting at £12,000 for examples with good history. AMG SL60s can be found surprisingly frequently for around £15,000-20,000.
 
With all models of SL, dealers will throw just about any price into the air. It’s entirely justifiable to pay a premium for an example with history and in exceptional condition, but one thing the R129 SL doesn’t respond well to is neglect – they will carry quarter of a million miles with the grace of 50,000, and often react to being thrown into service after a period of rest by failing in an astounding variety of ways.
 
The best buy? 1997 SL500 with Panoramic Top, standard suspension, average miles and a thorough history showing attention to common failures. The worst? As a money pit, the 1994 SL600 with low mileage and only dealer stamps has a lot of potential. However, the R129 shines with lots of power, so the SL280 with 9.5 second 0-60 is the one that misses the point. Even then, if the price is right and you just want to cruise...
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Last updated: 16th Aug 2016
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  • Mercedes-Benz SL

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  • Mercedes-Benz SL 350

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    - 66,000 miles from new as substantiated by 'service history and numerous MOTs' - Manufacturer claimed 0-60mph in 7.2 secs and 155mph, 3724cc V6 (241bhp/258lbft), Auto - Said to 'drive very well with no known faults), Blue leather, MOT'd till Dec 2017 Vendor Condition Ratings: Bodywork: 'Very Good' Engine: 'Excellent' Electrical Equipment: 'Excellent' Paintwork: 'Very Good' Transmission: 'Excellent' Interior Trim: 'Very Good'

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  • MERCEDES SL CLASS SL500 2010

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    2010 500 SL Finished in Tenorite Grey Metliac Parktronic System (PTS), Command Sat Nav, Panoramic Roof, Full Black Leather, 19 Inch AMG Alloy Wheels, Audio Remote Control, Body Coloured Bumpers, Climate Control, Cruise Control, Drivers Airbag, DVD, Electric Door Mirrors, Electrically Adjustable Drivers Seat, Electrically Adjustable Passenger Seat, Front Electric Windows, Front Fog Lights, Headlight Washers, Heated Door Mirrors, Heated and Cooled Front Seat, Air Scarf, Height Adjustable Drivers Seat, Immobiliser, Leather Seats, Passenger Airbag, Power Steering, Radio/CD Multichanger, Remote Central Locking, Satellite Navigation, Service Indicator, Side Airbags, Steering Wheel Rake Adjustment, Steering Wheel Reach Adjustment, Traction Control, Trip Computer. 2 seats, Car Cost New 88000.00

    • Mileage: 34000 mi
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  • Mercedes-Benz SL

    £17,989 £17,989

    Only 3 Owners. Panoramic Glass Roof, Keyless Go, Command, Sat Nav, Phone Prep, Linguatronic, Climate Control, Distronic Cruise Control, Electric Heated Memory Cooling Multi Contour Seats, Multi CD, Bose Sound, Bi-Xenon Headlamps, Power Hood, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Folding Mirrors, Multi Function Steering Wheel inc Gear Shift Paddles, ABC Suspension, Full AMG Styling and Upgraded 18" AMG Pace Car Alloys. Full Service History. www.imperials.co.uk ------ Please call us to Confirm which of our 3 Essex Showrooms your desired vehicle is located at before travelling to see us, Everyone of Our Cars Goes Through Our In House Work Shop Prior to Sale by Our Fully Qualified and Experienced Technicians - Buy with Confidence, For up to 20 images of this vehicle and an Instant Finance Quote please view www.imperials.co.uk, For Out of Office Hours Enquiries please call Jim 07811 208138 and he will be happy to help, We are also good buyers of all prestige, Sports and 4x4 vehicles so why not give us a call for a price on yours, Please Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter, Thank You, www.imperials.co.uk

    • Year: 2003
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  • Mercedes-Benz SL

    £35,989 £35,989

    One Owner. Panoramic Glass Roof, Command APS, Sat Nav, Rear View Camera, Active Park Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Garage Door Opener, Climate Control, Heated Seats, Xenon Headlamps with Intelligent Light System, High Beam Assist, Ambient Lighting, Power Hood, Burr Walnut Trim, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Folding Mirrors and 18" 5 Twin Spoke Alloys. Vat Qualifying. £29,158 plus Vat. We Can Supply Vat Free for Export - Admin Fee Applies. www.imperials.co.uk ------ Please call us to Confirm which of our 3 Essex Showrooms your desired vehicle is located at before travelling to see us, Everyone of Our Cars Goes Through Our In House Work Shop Prior to Sale by Our Fully Qualified and Experienced Technicians - Buy with Confidence, For up to 20 images of this vehicle and an Instant Finance Quote please view www.imperials.co.uk, For Out of Office Hours Enquiries please call Tony 07956 564440 and he will be happy to help, We are also good buyers of all prestige, Sports and 4x4 vehicles so why not give us a call for a price on yours, Please Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter, Thank You, www.imperials.co.uk

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  • 161 - 1985 Ford Escort R.S Turbo Mk. I

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    The Ford Escort RS Turbo was based on the three-door Ford Escort saloon and was supplied in a Diamond White body colour only. The engine fitted to the RS Turbo was a 1600 CVH unit modified to suit the higher loads and the application of a turbocharger. Computerised fuel injection and engine management incorporating turbocharger boost control were also fitted. Aesthetically, the RS Turbo was given a distinctive sporty appearance with a body coloured front grill, bumpers and aerodynamic aids. On the tailgate, an XR3i spoiler (also body coloured) was fitted together with 'RS Turbo' decals. The interior was trimmed in a combination of Monza and Cashmere fabrics and XR3i-type Recaro LS bucket seats were fitted as standard. Production was limited to only 5,000 examples and many were modified in period for racing. This delightfully original and stock example of the Ford RS Turbo has been sourced from a Ford fanatic with six other fast Fords still in his stable. Supplied new to Johnston King Ford dealership in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and still wearing dealer number plates, tax disc and original dealer sticker in the rear window, this example, until recently, did not leave th

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  • 222 - 1985 BMW Alpina B10

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    Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH & Co. KG or simply 'Alpina' - the official BMW tuning partner - has had a long and celebrated association with the Munich car maker, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. Credited with re-engineering some very special cars over the years, Alpina's approach is often to refine and build on the latent driving and styling characteristics of a standard car, adding a certain Alpina 'magic' that only they can bestow. Their reputation and following are very strong, appealing to discerning buyers who want a special, rare and characterful car. Such are their credentials, that Alpina was recognised by the German Ministry of Transport in 1983 as an 'Automobile Manufacturer' in its own right. In 1985, Alpina formed a partnership with Frank Sytner to establish a UK outlet for Alpina models at the Sytner Nottingham BMW dealership which had been awarded its initial BMW franchise in 1970. The first seven UK Alpina B10 3.5 litre E28s were, according to online sources, based on the 528i, with later models being based on the 535i. The 'Sytner Alpinas', as they became known, were sent the 3.5-litre engine, suspension, badging and the all important dashboard plaque fr

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  • 221 - 1985 Ford Sierra XR4i

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    If there is an automotive icon of the early 1980s, it has to be the Ford Sierra XR4i with its biplane spoiler. When the Sierra saloon concept was first shown to the public in 1980, it had that spoiler, yet only the XR model used it in production and its production life was short: just 25,662 were sold in two years, 1983-85. Unsurprisingly it never suffered from the crosswind instability for which early Sierras were famed. Best known for its tail-happy handling, it was the last of the great rear-wheel drive V6 grunt Fords, the XR4i was loved by road testers for its mile-eating ability in comfort. Precious few of these icons survive in anything approaching original condition, rust and 'boy racers' having decimated survival levels. It was the exceptional originality of this example that prompted the vendor to buy it, presented in gleaming black paintwork after a cosmetic restoration which included full detail and re-spray in its original factory colour. Supplied new by Greys of Guildford, this example boasts original sales books, servicing guides and owners handbook alongside a copy of the Ford Motorist's Guide, B998 OPJ appears to have been very well spec'd with electric windows, on-

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  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL Class SL 350 Night Edition A Truly Stunning Future Collectable Night Edition Cherished by its One and Only Keeper with a Full Mercedes Benz Service History

    £24,900 £24,900

    Multi award-winning prestige car dealership John Holland is delighted to offer for sale this very limited special edition Mercedes-Benz SL 350 Night Edition. Finished in Black with Black Nappa Leather Upholstery with Arrow Shaped Seams and Night Edition Branding. This truly beautiful 1 owner from new example comes with a fantastic specification to include, 19" Five Twin Spoke Diamond Faced Alloy Wheels with Silver Calipers. Comand Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth, Multi Function Leather Steering Wheel, Paddle Shift, Cruise Control, Dual Climate Control, Heated Electric Front Seats with Memory, Neck Level Air Scarf, Electric Steering Colum, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Electric Folding Mirrors, Dark Tinted Headlamp Lenses and Rear Tail Lights, Xenon Headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights. Also benefiting from a full Mercedes service history completed on the 19/07/11 at 8519 miles, 07/07/12 at 16424 miles, 03/07/13 at 23110 miles, 18/07/14 at 28732 miles 09/07/15 at 31825 miles all exclusively by supplying dealer Mercedes Benz of Ashford and to be serviced again at Mercedes prior to sale. Again a truly beautiful example of a future collectable vehicle cherished by its one and on

    • Year: 2010
    • Mileage: 32718 mi
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  • Mercedes-Benz SL

    £16,990 £16,990

    Obsidian black, Full AMG body styling, Full cream leather, 19'' AMG alloy wheels, COMAND including wide screen SAT NAV, Driver and passenger heated seats, Memory package including driver and passenger fully electric seats both with memory, Bluetooth phone prep, Xenon headlights, Parktronic front and rear, 6 disc multi play CD, Electric folding exterior mirrors, Wood and leather steering wheel and gear selector, Fully automatic power hood, Climate control, Cruise control, Only 39,000 miles, FULL MERCEDES BENZ MAIN DEALER SERVICE HISTORY, 5 stamps in the service book, 2 keys, 1 year MOT, HPI clear, Excellent finance options available, Comprehensive 3 year warranty options available, EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION THROUGHOUT

    • Mileage: 39000 mi
    • Engine size: 3498
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  • Mercedes-Benz SL Class

    £24,900 £24,900

    Variant name:Convertible Special Editions Night Edition ,Derivative:Night Edition ,Variant: SL 350 Night Edition A Truly Stunning Future Collectable Night Edition Cherished by its One and Only Keeper with a Full Mercedes Benz Service History Multi award-winning prestige car dealership John Holland is delighted to offer for sale this very limited special edition Mercedes-Benz SL 350 Night Edition. Finished in Black with Black Nappa Leather Upholstery with Arrow Shaped Seams and Night Edition Branding. This truly beautiful 1 owner from new example comes with a fantastic specification to include, 19" Five Twin Spoke Diamond Faced Alloy Wheels with Silver Calipers. Comand Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth, Multi Function Leather Steering Wheel, Paddle Shift, Cruise Control, Dual Climate Control, Heated Electric Front Seats with Memory, Neck Level Air Scarf, Electric Steering Colum, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Electric Folding Mirrors, Dark Tinted Headlamp Lenses and Rear Tail Lights, Xenon Headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights. Also benefiting from a full Mercedes service history completed on the 19/07/11 at 8519 miles, 07/07/12 at 16424 miles, 03/07/13 at 23110 miles, 18/07/14 at 28732 miles 09/07/15 at 31825 miles all exclusively by supplying dealer Mercedes Benz of Ashford and to be serviced again at Mercedes prior to sale. Again a truly beautiful example of a future collectable vehicle cherished by its one and only keeper. Supplied with 2 keys and all its original supporting service invoices. John Holland has been established for over 40 years supplying a premium level of service in the sale of sports, prestige and collectors cars. We have a team of experienced buyers who hand pick our cars from all parts of the uk so you can buy with confidence all vehicles are HPI Clear and prepared to the highest standard, full dealer facilities available call the sales team for further information.

    • Year: 2010
    • Mileage: 32718 mi
    • Engine size: 3.5
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  • Mercedes-Benz SL

    £9,000 £9,000

    Variant name:SL350 ,Derivative:3.7 SL350 2dr ,Variant: SL350 Silver, AA INSPECTED PLUS AA 3 MONTH WARRANTY, 5+ owners, Last serviced on 18/05/2016 at 67,482 miles, 2 seats, Service History, 245 Bhp, The Specification Includes: 18'' Alloy Wheels, Xenon Headlights, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Full Leather Interior, 2 Stage Heated Front Seats, Front Power Seats, 3 Memory Settings Front Seats, Dual Zone Climate Control, Cruise Control, Digital Display, Satellite Navigation System, Cd / Dvd Stereo System, 6 Cd Multi Changer, Bluetooth, Electric Wind Deflector, Electric Steering Column, Electric Hardtop Folding Roof, Sport / Comfort Vehicle Dynamic Modes, Automatic/Tiptronic Gearbox And Much More. Value Financing Options Available, Great Value, Fixed Prices., £9,000 p/x welcome

    • Year: 2005
    • Mileage: 74930 mi
    • Engine size: 3.7
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  • Mercedes-Benz SL Series

    £39,995 £39,995

    Variant name:SL AMG Convertible AMG ,Derivative:AMG ,Variant: SL 65 AMG Bi Turbo Auto Finished in Brillant silver metallic with full Graphite exclusive leather interior OPTIONAL FEATURES FITTED TO THIS CAR Panoramic glass sunroof Keyless go Comfort heated and ventilated seats Headlining in Alpaca Acantara STANDARD FEATURES Comand satellite navigation BOSE premium sound system Multi contour seats with massage pulse and memory function Bi Xenon headlights Front and rear Parktronic CD changer AMG active body control 19” AMG 5 spoke Bi colour alloy wheels Ride height adjustment Auto dimming mirrors Speedtronic cruise control Wind deflector This stunning rare SL65 AMG 6.0 Bi Turbo is offered in outstanding condition and has covered 60400 miles. Car comes complete with a full service history

    • Year: 2004
    • Mileage: 60400 mi
    • Engine size: 6
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  • Mercedes SL Class SL 3.5 AMG SPORT

    £35,950 £35,950

    Black/Anthracite leather trim, Ash tree wood black trim pieces, electric memory heated seats, airscarf system, lumbar support, electric steering column, fixed glass roof, AMG Sports Package, AMG Body-styling, Comand DVD satellite navigation, traffic sign recognition, Universal Communication Interface (UCI), automatic climate control, 19in five spoke alloys, 7-speed automatic gearbox with paddle-shift, multifunction sports steering wheel, sports suspension, electric windows, electric heated folding mirrors, remote central locking and alarm, ABS, cruise control, ESP with traction control, trip computer, rain sensor, Bi-Xenon headlamps, headlamp wash, automatic high beam, front fog lamps, heated screen wash, analog clock, automatic child seats recognition, only two owner from new, full Mercedes-Benz service history.

    • Year: 2014
    • Mileage: 10000 mi
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  • Mercedes-Benz SL

    £18,000 £18,000

    FINANCE PACKAGES AVAILABLE- We offer this Mercedes SL350 in Fantastic Condition throughout and with a Full Mercedes Service history. What a Stunning Colour Scheme! Here at Auto-Sportiva we are an AA Approved Garage so Buy with Confidence. Ask about our Extendable AA Warranties. Spec Includes- Full Leather Two-Tone Alpaca Grey, Satellite Navigation, Panoramic Glass Vario Sunroof, Harman/Kardon LOGIC 7 Surround Sound System, Electric + Heated + Memory Seats, Wood/Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel, Wood/Leather Trimmed Gearshift, Airscarf - Neck Level Heating, Parktronic [PTS], Intelligent Light System, Telephone Pre-Wiring/Hands Free Facility, Black Ash Wood Trim, Paddleshift Gearbox, Bi-Xenon Headlamps, UCI Media Interface, 18'' Inch Alloy Wheels, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Multifunction Steering Wheel, Voice Control, Power Folding Wing Mirrors, Dual Climate Control, Auto Dimming Mirrors, Auto Headlights and Wipers, 2 Keys, I POD + AUX + USB, Next MOT due 24/04/2018, Last serviced at 49,750 miles, Standard Features - Paint Metallic, In Car Entertainment (Radio/CD/MP3/DVD), Alarm, Tinted Glass, Tyre Pressure Control, Electric Windows (Front), Airbags, Power steering, Remote central locking. 2 seats, Metallic Grey, WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND CALLING OUR SALES TEAM PRIOR TO VIEWING ONE OF OUR VEHICLES TO AVOID ANY DISAPPOINTMENT IF SOLD - FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT - www.auto-sportiva.com. Vehicles Supplied fully inspected, Valeted and with a Comprehensive Warranty and Clear HPI repor

    • Mileage: 52953 mi
    • Engine size: 3498
    For sale
  • MERCEDES SL CLASS Facelift Model SL 350 7-G Tronic. Obsidian Black

    £16,995 £16,995

    Facelift 315 BHP Model;7G -Tronic Automatic 7 Speed Gearbox;Brown Full Leather Interior;Black Leather Steering Wheel and Dashboard;Black Carpets - Mercedes Overmats;Burred Walnut Veneer Inlays;COMAND;LINGUATRONIC;Bluetooth Mobile Phone Prep;DVD Navigation System with SD Card Slot;Universal Connectivity Interface in Centre Console (Ipod, USB);Fully Electric Memory Heated Seats ;Electric Steering Column;Cruise Control ;Automatic Climate Control;Vario - Roof with Key Activation;Wind Deflector;BI-Xenon Headlamps with Intelligent Lighting System;LED Tail Lamps;Parktronic System (Front and Rear);Tyre Pressure Monitor System;Garage Door Opener;Powerfolding Mirrors;Auto-Dimming Heated Mirrors;Heated Screen Wash;5 Double Spoke Alloy Wheels ;Only 59,000 Miles with Full Mercedes - Specialist Service History (9 Services) Only 2 Previous Owners, Last Purchased from Mercedes Manchester in 2013. Superb Condition Throughout with Original Supplying Book Pack, 3 Keys and Complete Tool Kit. Very Desirable Colour Combination and Spec. Incredible Value at GBP 16995.;;In Stock - Please Call Or Email For Appointent to View.;Full Dealer Facilities Apply.;

    • Mileage: 59000 mi
    For sale
  • Mercedes-Benz SL

    £30,995 £30,995

    EXCLUSIVE BENGAL RED NAPPA LEATHER, AMG SPORT PACKAGE, command system inc sat nav, VARIO PAN ROOF, 19'' v spoke alloys, Xenon Headlamps, Auto Lighting, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Heated Seats, Power Hood, Auto-dip Rearview, Parking Sensors, Parking Camera, Adjustable Steering Column, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Trip Computer, Traction Control, ABS, Multiple Airbags, Front Fog Lamps, Headlamp Jetwash, Metallic Paintwork, Electric Seats, Front Centre Armrest, Sports Seats, Remote Central Locking, Immobiliser, Rain-Sensing Wipers, Panoramic Sunroof, iPod Connectivity, Dual Climate Zones, Air Conditioning, Bluetooth, CD Player, Radio, 19'' Alloys, Full main dealer service history THIS VEHICLE HAS ONLY COVERED 33,000 MILES AND IS ONE OWNER FROM NEW, COMES WITH A FULL MERCEDES BENZ SERVICE HISTORY, AS WITH ALL OUR VEHICLES IT COMES FULLY HPI CLEAR AND MILEAGE WARRANTED, SPEC INCS COMMAND SYSTEM INC NAVIGATION, EXCLUSIVE BENGAL RED NAPPA LEATHER, VARIO PANORAMIC GLASS FOLDING ROOF, AIRSCARF NECK LEVEL HEATING SYSTEM, SPORTS SUSPENSION, ELECTRIC SEATS, AMG SPORTS PACKAGE WITH 19'' AMG ALLOY WHEELS, REVERSING CAMERA WITH GUIDELINES, INTELLIGENT LIGHTING SYSTEM, BI-XENON LIGHTING WITH HIGH BEAM ASSIST, ACTIVE PARK ASSIST WITH PARKATRONIC, LUXURY CLIMATE CONTROL, HEATED SEATS, 3 SPOKE AMG FLAT BOTTOM STEERING WHEEL, AND LOTS MORE, A TRULY STUNNING ONE OWNER EXAMPLE

    • Mileage: 33000 mi
    • Engine size: 3498
    For sale
  • MERCEDES SL CLASS SL320 - **ONLY 19,000 Miles from New** - ** One of the best examples around **6 Months Warranty ** 1999

    £31,950 £31,950

    **Only 19,000 Miles from new**;**Air Conditioning**;**Would be difficult to find another superb example one like this**;**Very rare to find a car in this as new condition with as low mileage**.; **Beautiful heated Nappa leather seats with electric adjustment and memory function** ;Comes with Luxury indoor car cover and separate hard top cover.;**This car really is in absolutey Immaculate condition**;First purchased from Jacksons Garage in Jersey in the Channel Islands on 18/06/1999, then sold on to its second Jersey owner on 26/07/2016.;We have in our possession the UK HM Revenue and Customs NOVA document, so our customer/buyer of the car will be the first owner showing in the UK registration document.;This vehicle will come with a new MOT when sold.;**Original compressive full service history**;**Comes with 2 x remote key fobs**.;**Includes 6 months Warranty**

    • Mileage: 19000 mi
    • Engine size: 3.199
    For sale
  • MERCEDES SL CLASS SL350 2007

    £15,950 £15,950

    Thulite Red metallic with Sand Beige leather and Black Ash wood trim.;Only 54000 mls from new with full Mercedes main dealer service history.;Full spec includes:;7G-Tronic Automatic gearbox,five spoke alloys,Climate control,Cruise control,Electric heated memory seats,Parktronic,Electric folding mirrors,6 CD changer,Telephone pre-wiring,Command Sat Nav,Auto lights,Tracker and all usual features of this model.;Extremely well maintained and very attractive in this rare colour combination.

    • Mileage: 54000 mi
    • Engine size: 3.498
    For sale
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