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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
Mercedes-Benz SL R129 Mercedes-Benz SL73 AMG 73 Mercedes SL R129 cutaway Mercedes SL line-up Mercedes-Benz SL Interior
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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    £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

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    £35,950 £35,950

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  • MERCEDES SL CLASS Facelift Model SL 350 7-G Tronic. Obsidian Black

    £16,995 £16,995

    New Arrival - Updated Photos to Follow.;2008 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;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. 2 Previous Owners, Last Purchased from Mercedes Manchester in 2013. Superb Condition Throughout with Complete Original Supplying Book Pack and 3 Keys. This 2008 Model SL Is Incredible Value at GBP 16995.;;In Stock - Please Call Or Email For Appointent to View.;Full Dealer Facilities Apply.;

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    £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

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  • 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**

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    £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,19in AMG 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.

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  • Mercedes-Benz SL

    £35,995 £35,995

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    £32,995 £32,995

    Magic sky glass roof, Air Conditioning, Bluetooth, Climate Control, Colour SatNav, DVD Player, Full Leather, iPod Connectivity, Memory Seats, Panoramic Sunroof, Powered Folding Mirrors, Rain-Sensing Wipers, Xenon Headlamps, Alarm, Central Locking, Locking Wheel Nuts, Remote Alarm, Remote Central Locking, Electric Seats, Front Centre Armrest, Heated Seats, Height Adjustable Seat, Lumbar Adjustment, Sports Seats, Adjustable Steering Column, Cruise Control, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Parking Camera, Power Steering, Traction Control, Trip Computer, ABS, Isofix, Multiple Airbags, Auto Lighting, Colour Coded Body, Electric retractable hard top, Headlamp Jetwash, Metallic Paintwork, Electric Handbrake, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Self-levelling Suspension , Multi-Disc CD Player, Radio, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, 1 owner, 18'' Alloys, 7 G gearbox, active park assist, airscarf, Ambient lighting, Aux and USB Connection, Comand Sat Nav, DAB Radio, ECO stop/start, front and rear pa PANORAMIC GLASS MAGIC SKY ROOF, FULL BENGAL RED LEATHER SPORTS SEATS WITH AIR SCARF, HARMAN KARDON SOUND UPGRADE, REVERSE CAMERA, FRONT AND REAR PARKING SENSORS WITH ACTIVE PARK ASSIST, Always over 60 Mercedes-Benz cars in stock! We will not be beaten on price!

    • Mileage: 30000 mi
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  • Mercedes-Benz SL

    £33,500 £33,500

    Bluetooth, Full Leather, Memory Seats, Panoramic Sunroof, Satellite Navigation, Cruise Control, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Parking Camera, Parking Sensors, Keyless Entry, Electric Seats, Heated Seats, Air Scarf, DAB DEPOSIT TAKEN - Boss Motor Company are delighted to present this extremely well equipped, 1 Owner, Mercedes SL350.Finished in Diamond White Metallic with Full Black Perforated Leather Throughout - piped in white.FULL Mercedes Benz Main Dealer Service History and Will Come with a new Mercedes Service.NEW 'No Advisory' MOT.Extensive Specification Includes:Keyless Go, AMG Sports Pack, Reversing Camera with Guidance Lines, Active Park Assist Including Parktronic, Power Opening/Closing Boot, Mercedes Intelligent Cornering Light System, Adaptive High Beam Assist, AMG 3-Spoke Steering Wheel, Mercedes Benz Emergency Call, Airscarf - Neck Level Heating, Panoramic Vario-Roof, Sports Suspension, Black Ash Wood Trim, 19'' AMG Alloy Wheels, Handsfree Access, Heated Seats, Closing Aid For Doors, Auto-Dimming Rear-View and Exterior Drivers Mirror, 7G-Tronic Plus 7-Speed Automatic Gearbox, Tyre Pressure Monitoring, Folding Mirrors, Luxury Automatic Climate Control, Magic Vision Control.

    • Mileage: 19000 mi
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  • Mercedes-Benz SL


    Whilst now any AMG features at the top of the range for Mercedes, back in the 90’s the same couldn’t be said. Mercedes was keen that its home grown SL600, remained top-dog. As a result the SL60 ‘officially’ produced only 381hp, vs the 389 of the SL600. Unsatisfied with this, the AMG’s were tested after production with power figures of around 410-415hp, hitting 60mph in around 5 seconds flat, somewhat faster than the SL600. Built on the M119 V8, Its enormously powerful and ultra-smooth 6-litre V8 engine delivered ferocious performance which could be enjoyed from the luxury cabin for which Mercedes-Benz are renowned. Built from 1993 to 1998 with just 1000 cars produced, and only 49 RHD cars, this 1998 UK Supplied RHD car is a very rare car indeed! Finished in Obsidian Black with two-tone black and grey leather and a black soft-top and hard-top. This car come fully optioned with climate control, driver, passenger and side airbags, electric heated memory seats with lumber support and rear seats. 18” split rim AMG alloy wheels, with new Continental Sport Tyres. It features adaptive suspension, xenon headlights, cruise control. Its current mileage reads just 64,000 miles with full service history. This is a very rare opportunity to purchase an extremely rare RHD SL60, in the great specification of black with black/grey leather.

    • Year: 1998
    • Mileage: 64000 mi
    • Engine size: 6
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  • Mercedes-Benz SL

    £15,995 £15,995

    Call Today 01903236346, RAC Warranty And 12 Months RAC Recovery , We Are A family run business of 40 years , Bank Beating Interest Rates On Our Finance Package, We Offer Fantastic Part Exchange Valuations, All Of Our Vehicles Are HPI Cleared, Book A Test Drive, 3.5 Litre Engine, Fuel Type Petrol, Over £1000 Extras, Parktronic £605, Black Ash Wood Trim £245, 7G-Tronic Sport With Gearshift Paddles £200, Stylish Full Leather Interior Finish, Audio System With Colour Sat Nav , Bluetooth (Subject To Compatibility), Cruise Control with Speed Limiter, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Service Stamps x 6, Heated Front Seats, Power Steering, ABS, Multiple Airbags, Adjustable Steering Column, Central Locking, Immobiliser, Air Conditioning, Remote Central Locking, Metallic Paintwork, Electric Front Windows, Electric Mirrors, 2 Keys, 2 Door, Colour Coded Bumpers, Colour Coded Handles And Mirrors, Convertible, Cup Holder, Electric Drivers & Passenger Seat Adjustment , Elect What A Stunning & Quality 2008 Mercedes 3.5 SL350 Automatic 2 Door Coupe With 53,101 Miles And 6 Main Dealer Stamps This Is Also, Finished In Obsidian Black Metallic, It Comes With Over £1000 Extras...Parktronic £605, Black Ash Wood Trim £245, & 7G-Tronic Sport With Gearshift Paddles £200....But Also, Full Black Ash Leather Seats Which Are Also Heated And Fully Electrically Adjustable Including Head Rests, This Also Has....Satnav With Audio Media & Bluetooth(Subject To Compatibility), Electric Folding Mirrors...Plus Lots More, But Lets Not Forget This Convertible Has Electric Folding Roof And Cruise Control To Make Motorway Driving More Relaxing, It Boasts A Clean And Tidy Interior And Exterior Also Has Spacious Boot And Stunning 5 Spoke Silver Alloys, Call Adrian To Reserve, All Cars Come With RAC Warranty And 12 Months Recovery All For Your Peace Of Mind, So Pop down to our showroom today and see why Mercedes Benz Owner's rate these cars so highly!, For More Pictures And Video And Information Please Visit www.paincarsales.co.uk, We Are A Family Run Business Of 40 Years+, We Offer Bank Beating Interest Rates On Our Finance Packages, We Offer Fantastic Part Exchange Valuations, All Of Our Vehicles Are HPI Cleared, Call Today 01903 236346

    • Mileage: 53101 mi
    • Engine size: 3498
    For sale
  • Mercedes-Benz SL Class

    £45,990 £45,990


    • Year: 2016
    • Mileage: 2015 mi
    • Engine size: 3
    For sale
  • MERCEDES SL CLASS 350 7G-Tronic 2008

    £17,495 £17,495

    We are delighted to offer this IMMACULATE Mercedes-Benz SL350. This beautiful convertible comes with superb spec which includes Satellite Navigation! Silver, All our vehicles go through an extensive 109 point check and come with a FREE 6 Months GOLD Warranty, GBP 17,495;;This car comes with:;;Cruise Control, Parking Sensors, Satellite Navigation, Seats Heated (Driver/Passenger), Climate Control, Voice Activated Controls, Alloy Wheels (17in), Alarm, Upholstery Leather, Tyre Pressure Control, Seats Electric (Memory Driver/Passenger), Electric Windows (Front), Rain Sensor, In Car Entertainment (Radio/CD/MP3/DVD), Tinted Glass, Telephone Equipment (Bluetooth Interface)

    • Mileage: 43000 mi
    • Engine size: 3.498
    For sale
  • Mercedes SL Class SL SL63 AMG

    £33,950 £33,950

    09/59 SL63. 65K MILES.MBFSH UP TO 55K LAST 1 SPECIALIST SERVICE.PARKTRONIC.HEATED MASSAGE SEATS.19" ALLOYS.SOME CARBON HIGH GLOSS TRIM BITS.COMMAND ETC.GREAT VALUE.IMMACULATE CAR FOR THE MILEAGE A range of finance options are available for this motorcar. Please contact us for further details. **VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY** Video channel WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/1MARLOWCARS Follow us WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MARLOWCARS WWW.TWITTER.COM/MARLOWCARS WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/MARLOWCARS Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure accuracy of the above information, some inaccuracies may occur. It is important that you do not rely on this information but check with Marlow Cars limited about any items which may affect your decision to buy this vehicle. These figures relate to a typical example of this model when new. They will vary according to the age, condition, fitted equipment and mileage of the vehicle. Bluetooth phone compatibility will vary from vehicle model year, make and model - Marlow cars does not warrant or Guarantee phone compatibility- Manufacturers bluetooth phone system or aftermarket. TV Tuners are not assumed to be 'Digital', cars registered before digital tv switchover will not be

    • Year: 2009
    • Mileage: 66000 mi
    For sale
  • 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL 320 Roadster


    Unveiled at the March 1989 Geneva Motor Show, the new Mercedes-Benz R129-series SL range was beautifully engineered. Based around a two-door monocoque bodyshell, its sophisticated, all-round independent suspension was augmented by a host of active and passive safety features including electronic stability control, ventilated ABS disc brakes, adaptive-damping shock absorbers, front airbags and an integral rollover bar that deployed in less than a third of a second (if the car ever sensed an impending flip). Suitably cosseting, the convertible's impeccably-built cabin included a fully automated power hood and featured such advancements as memory seats, electric windows/mirrors and an adjustable steering column. Yet lurking beneath all the luxury and refinement was a performance-orientated sports car. Originally registered on the 3rd March 1996 and having just three owners from new, this well presented SL Roadster is offered in silver with complimentary black leather upholstery. Having had a somewhat pampered life, this example has had no less than 14 service stamps from Mercedes-Benz dealerships representing a full Mercedes-Benz service history and is also offered with an MoT test ce

    • Year: 2017
    For sale
  • MERCEDES SL CLASS 2010 SL500 Pano Roof Auto 15200 Petrol Silver

    £28,500 £28,500

    Mercedes-Benz SL Class 5.5 SL500 7G-Tronic 2dr ;;PANO ROOF/FMSH/TWO OWNERS;; 2010 (60 reg), Convertible ;;15,404 miles;Automatic;5461cc;Petrol;;;(5x Mercedes services @ Brookland Mercedes the last being @13981 Miles on 13th October 2016), Upgrades - Black Ash Wood Trim, Panoramic Glass Vario Sunroof, HEATED SCREEN WASHERS, ADAPTIVE STOP LIGHT FLASHING, Parktronic System (PTS), Comfort Ventilated Seats-Perforated Leather, ELECTRIC DRIVERS SEAT WITH MEMORY, AUTO DIMMING MIRRORS, Speedsensitive Power Steering, ACTIVE BODY CONTROL, Next MOT due 05/03/2018, Standard Features - Satellite Navigation, Seats Heated (Driver/Passenger), Climate Control, Voice Activated Controls, Paint Metallic, Seats Electric (Driver/Passenger), Tinted Glass, Upholstery Leather, Tyre Pressure Control, In Car Entertainment (Radio/CD/MP3/DVD), Alarm, Rain Sensor, Telephone Equipment (Bluetooth Interface), Alloy Wheels (18in), Electric Windows (Front), Mirrors External (Electric Heated/Folding), CD/DVD Changer, BI-XENON HEADLIGHTS, FOLDING SPARE WHEEL. 2 seats, Metallic Silver, (GBP 195 Admin Fee Which Includes a National 6 month Upgradeable Warranty), VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, CLOSED SUNDAYS

    • Mileage: 15200 mi
    • Engine size: 5.461
    For sale
  • MERCEDES SL CLASS SL350 Sport Package NEW SHAPE 2008

    £18,000 £18,000

    NEW SHAPE SL350 Sport package, Palladium Silver/Grey, Black Athracite Leather Stitching in White, Electric Memory Seats, Heated Seats, Airscarf, Universal Bluetooth Telephone package, Aluminium steering wheel gearshift Paddles, Comand SAT NAV, Bi-Zenon Headlights, Wind Deflector. 19 Inch Double Spoke Sport Alloy Wheels, Aluminium interior Package.;Exceptional Condition throughout. Full Service History, Very Recently Serviced. ;;

    • Mileage: 37000 mi
    • Engine size: 3.498
    For sale
  • Mercedes-Benz SL

    £32,990 £32,990

    Air scarf - neck level heating, DAB, Harmon Kardon, Panoramic Roof, AMG sports packVVS are delighted to offer this 2013 63 plate Mercedes Benz SL 350 AMG Sport presented in the rare diamond white metallic with full black leather and contrasting white piping. This is a full spec car including panoramic vario-roof, harmon kardon logic 7, DAB, air scarf neck level heating, AMG sports package, bluetooth connection and 19 inch 5 spoke design AMG alloy wheels. A beautiful condition car and is stunning in this sought after colour combination, having only covered 20000 miles with full supporting service history., Please visit www.vvsuk.co.uk for 20 High Definition photographs of this car.

    • Mileage: 20000 mi
    • Engine size: 3498
    For sale
  • Mercedes-Benz SL

    £18,000 £18,000

    Alpaca Grey Leather, Black Bird's Eye Maple Inlays, Power Vario Hood, Panoramic Glass Roof, Sat Navigation, Bluetooth Phone Technology, Dual Zone Climate, Multiple Airbags, Command, Lexus Smart Entry & Start, Soft Close Doors, Heated Folding Mirrors, Cruise Ctrl With Speed Limiter, Electric steering column, Contour Sports Seats, Elec Memory Seats, Heated Seats, Cooling Seats, Auto-dip Rearview, Front Centre Armrest, On Board Computer, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Rain-Sensing Wipers, Parktronic, Auto Headlights, Xenon Headlamps, Headlamp Jetwash, ESP, 7 G - Tronic Auto , ABC ( Active Body Ctrl), Wind Deflector, Bose Sound System, Factory Audio, Factory Alarm, Full main dealer service history Exceptional Low Mileage Example, 1 Owner From New, 9 Mercedes Service Stamps.low Rate Finance Options Available HP,PCP,Lease Purchase. Part Exchange Welcome. 12 Months Premium Warranty Included.

    • Mileage: 17000 mi
    • Engine size: 4966
    For sale
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