With its lineage tracing all the way back to the early 1950's the Mercedes-Benz SL range , SL standing for 'Super-Leicht', still remains in production today, now in its 6th incarnation as the R231 series, built from 2012 to date. The SL has always been the marques luxury convertible, offering its driver / passengers sporting pedigree with refined opulence, which in recent years has seen some models costing well in excess of £90k, before completing the 'chocolate box' options form!
In 1989, replacing the long-lived R107 model, Mercedes introduced its newest SL, the R129 model and as with most new Mercedes cars it incorporated a number of innovative features, (optional) Adaptive Damping System and the automatically extending roll-over hoop which would self-deploy should the car be involved in a collision. During the 12 year production span, the R129 was offered with a variety of engines, from the initial 190bhp 3 litre straight six engine found in the 300SL to the range topping 389bhp 6 litre, V12 engine found in the SL600 (AMG models excluded) and during the production span the car received a number of facelifts updates keeping the cars interior & exterior styling fresh all the way to the end of production in 2001, when the larger R230 model was introduced.
Supplied new by Mercedes-Benz, Caffyns Wessex Ltd (Dorchester) and registered in March 1999 we're delighted to offer this truly sensational, final revision Mercedes-Benz SL320 which is finished in Brilliant Silver metallic (paint code 744) with stunning Helios Nappa leather (interior code 239A) and the following specification:
- 3.2 litre, 18 valve, V6 engine producing 224bhp with adaptive 5 speed automatic gearbox.
- Factory Hardtop in Brilliant Silver metallic / Helios - comes with hardtop stand.
- Black fabric soft-top.
- Wind deflector.
- 17" Albali Hollander Alloys - Diamond cut lip and fitted with matched set of Dunlop SP9000 tyres.
- Electrically adjustable steering column.
- Speedtronic Cruise Control.
- Automatic Climate Control.
- Electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors.
- 10 way adjustable electric seats with heating.
- Burred Walnut trim.
- Electric Front windows.
- Headlight wash & wipe system.
- Auto dimming rear view mirror.
- Rain sensitive wipers
- Multiple Airbags.
- Remote Central Locking.
- Blaupunkt Köln RCM 126 radio with 6 disc auto changer.
Being a '99 model year car this SL features all of the final upgrades offered on the range prior to the new models introduction and with its revised interior design, the new Nappa leather interior, updated dash design and configuration, plus revised exterior styling and new engines, the final 2 yrs of production arguable sees the SL looking its most handsome and walking around this car we know you'll be left speechless, she's simply sensational in every way .... we've even included some pictures from under-side to prove it!
Having covered just 33,400 miles (MOT until July 2020) she has an impeccable service history (6 stamps) with Mercedes-Benz main dealer stamps at 4k, 12k, 16k, 26k and Mercedes-Benz Independent at 30k and 32k miles respectively and importantly has also had the necessary brake & coolant fluid changes carried out at appropriate intervals too. She comes with previous MOT’s, documented history / invoices, clear HPI file, full Mercedes-Benz book pack, original over-mats, First Aid kit, Warning Triangle, Factory hardtop, 2 keys and even the original supplying dealer number plates and whether you want to enjoy her as a hard-topped coupe tourer or as convertible with either the hood up or down, this sensational SL is one of the finest available and ready to be enjoyed.