SL 280 R129
|Colour||Brilliant Silver Metallic|
A truly immaculate Mercedes Benz SL280 (R129) with just 14915 miles from new. The R129 is tipped as the next big thing within the Mercedes classic car world and good, low mileage examples are becoming very sought after, with values climbing at a rapid rate. This is one of the last R129s and is presented in as close to new condition as you will possibly find.
Finished in Brilliant Silver Metallic, the paint finish and panel gap are exemplary. The paintwork still retains a consistent and highly polished finish throughout, with only one or two very tiny, well touched in stone chips visible upon very close scrutiny. Clearly garaged and cherished throughout it's life, there will not be many...if any, fifteen year old SL's that present as nice as this one. The factory fit colour coded hardtop with panoramic glass is excellent. The black canvas electric folding soft-top is as new. All factory fit glass, lights and side indicators are damage free and unmarked.
Internally, the car is just lovely. Finished in charcoal fine nappa leather, the electric and heated seats are superb. The drivers seat is still tight and damage free and we think it is fair to say that the passenger seat and the rears seem to have had very little or no use at all. The deep pile carpet is completely free of any marks and has been protected with Mercedes Benz over mats since new. The hardtop sunblind is perfect. The door cards and dashboard are free from any scuffs, scrapes or damage. The factory fit Mercedes radio cassette is still in place and a factory fit CD multi-changer sits in the boot...both are in perfect working order and the radio security code is present within the history file. All switchgear is perfect and fully functional. Even after fifteen years, the cabin oozes quality and is still a very special place to be.
The factory fit upgraded AMG alloy wheels are in excellent order and have no signs of blistering or bubbling. Only a couple of very small marks on one wheel do not detract from the visual appeal. Good quality, correct and matching tyres still have large amounts of tread remaining...the two front have recently been fitted and have covered next to no miles. The temporary spare wheel sits under the unmarked boot carpet and is still fitted with it's un-used factory fit tyre. All tools are present and again are unused. The original supplied First Aid kit is present along with the warning triangle.
Under the bonnet is home to the silky smooth V6 2.8 power unit. It is thought that only 1500 examples were produced with the V6 as opposed to the straight six. The engine bay is extremely clean and factory fresh. It has not been tarted up...it has just been kept lovely and original since new.
Registered new to Mercedes Benz on the 6th March 2002, this exceptional car was purchased by it's second owner on the 7th June 2002 at just three months old. It remained in the custody of Mrs Young for the next twelve and a half years and was only used sparingly and nice weather permitting. In this time, just 12854 miles were covered. It was then purchased in January 2015 by it's second and current private owner, who again has only used the car for personal pleasure on sunny days. This cherished example has now covered just 14915 miles!
The main service details are as below;
- Service A at 2886 miles by John R Weir LTD Mercedes Benz
- Service B at 5097 miles by John R Weir LTD Mercedes Benz
- Service A at 6303 miles by Mercedes Benz of Aberdeen
- Service B at 8902 miles by Mercedes Benz of Aberdeen
- Service B at 12854 miles by Mercedes Benz of Edinburgh
This stunning car is ready to used and enjoyed or tucked away for an enjoyable investment. Complete with the original black leather owners handbook wallet which contains all the original owners manuals, stamped service book and EEC certificate of conformity. Supplied with the current V5 registration document, mot until May 2018 and two original Mercedes Benz keys.