This is a 1998 RHD Mercedes-Benz SL280 finished in silver with black leather interior, 67,000 miles on the clock and an automatic gearbox.
This car benefits from a few distinctive facelift features, comprising of a few little updates inside and out to keep it current and up to date into the early noughties. These R129’s are now classed as modern classics and are a great entry-level sports roadster.
Leaving the Bremen factory in 1998 it arrived in the UK in February of the same year where it was delivered to the excited first owner. It would soon move on to the second owner who would then sell it to their relative so ownership would change but it would stay within the same household. Since 2007 the car has resided with it's previous owner. This SL has been the previous owner’s daily driver with many trips down the motorway to work and back with no major issues.
Included in the history file is the V5C, a few MOT certificates (the current MOT runs until mid-July), and the original Mercedes literature still in its leather-bound folder. In the folder, you will also find the service book with genuine Mercedes dealer stamps up until 2013. After this we are told that the previous owner had the car serviced locally by a mechanic friend who has kept this SL280 running perfectly.
The interior of this SL280 is presented in great condition, with the original leather, switchgear, and wooden accents all showing little signs of its 23 years on the road. The seats are in wonderful condition and the carpets are also lovely, showing little signs of damage or wear. The door cards, headlining, sun visors, and central armrest are also in good condition.
The exterior of any R129 SL Mercedes is instantly recognisable. With the simplistic aerodynamic lines now a timeless piece of design, the big bonnet that extends in front of you houses the Inline 6, 2.8l engine that provides classic Mercedes reliability. All the body panels are straight and present with no major scratches, dents, or paint bubbling present. The hard top and soft top present well.
Fitted with the smooth 2.8l inline-six and a 5-speed automatic gearbox this is a great motorway cruiser that has enough torque to pull you along in a swift fashion. The car has an MoT until July 2022 and has had all four allow wheels refurbished this year. The car is freshly serviced and is ready to use.
Whether you are in the market for a stylish 2+2 hardtop roadster or soft-top roadster this car can do both effortlessly. With such a wide band of talents, this car offers brilliant value for money.