Bruno Sacco was the designer for this particular model- R129 and it was so popular that it remained in production for over 10 years. The era when new technology was introduced instance electronically controlled damping (Adaptive Damping System ADS, optional) and a hidden, ABS brakes. The R107's somewhat dated rear suspension with semi-trailing arms 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 car is in a dateless Mercedes Brilliant Silver with a darker silver lower half. One of those classic 1990’s colour ways. As standard equipment on the SL, it does come with the detachable hardtop roof.
The rear of the car remained very classic Mercedes SL with the broad box shaped rear and the distinctive striking grooved rear lights.
Notice the design remains similar to all the previous SL models with its sleek lines, without a braking line from the roll bar (which deploys up 0.3 seconds on a crash or roll). This era played an important time for car manufacturing and safety hence why the designers at Mercedes devised a roll bar which was retractable but keeping the traditional lines of the car. The overall condition of the car is very presentable, honest and original. Common to most body symptoms on Mercedes cars are the arches. All in good order except the front driver’s side wing with slight bubble, treatable easily repairable.
The 6-cylinder engine cars were claimed to be the easier ones to own. This car has a 2.8 litre 6-cylinder engine producing 193bhp with a 4-speed dual range gearbox.
A classic combination with the silver body with navy-blue (5070 colour code) leather interior with ruffle leather door card inserts and matching carpet. Along with a navy-blue canvas roof.
The driver’s seat has some wear usually on the driver’s bolster, just an honest car and easily replaceable part section from Mercedes or a reputable trimmer.
Trimmed in blue matching the rest of the interior, with wooden center console and original period correct Blaupunkt Oslo Rcc 24 stereo and a spec’d flip-up wind deflector.
The SL has always been renowned as a 2+2 seat coupe.
A very generous and deep boot compartment, more than enough to fit many golf club bags! History:- Originally supplied new to Westway Mercedes in York on 1.1.1995 It was serviced here on 10.8.1995 at 2429 miles 18.1.1996 at 4546 miles 18.7.1997 at 9470 miles Then it was sold to the Managing director of Mercedes Whitefield in Manchester. He purchased it for a weekend car, hence the low mileage use. Services carried out here were on 8.12.1997 at 10,480 23.4.1998 at 16,088 8.11.1999 at 18,859 29.11.2000 at 22,229 20.11.2001 at 26,143 20.11.2002 at 26,645 17.11.2003 at 36,528 Then it was sold to Mr Pendlebury of Worsley on 7.3.2008 and looked after by local well served motoring engineers. 27.8.2010 major service 65,385 miles major service 20,10,2018 at 71,000 miles major service New hood fitted in 2010. This beautiful SL has been well maintained to a very high standard and is in quite outstanding condition for its year. Stored since 2008 in a heated garage. Full spec includes: Full leather, Rear seats, original period correct Blaupuknt Oslo Rcc 24 stereo and wind deflector. Original 8.0Jx16H2 aluminium alloy wheels supplied with the car when new in 1995. Sold with long MOT, all original books/manuals, previous receipts and MOT certificates, two keys, Clear HPI report. Original hard top also included. All in all a very usable low mileage 1990s classic Mercedes Benz in original factory Supplied condition.