1992 Mercedes-Benz R129 600SL

Highlights

  • Rare and collectable 600SL V12 R129 
  • Great colour combination and condition
  • Extensive history with ongoing investment 
  •  Long Controle Technique to March 2025 

The Appeal 

Thanks to the quality and engineering that went into the R129 even an entry level model would cost in excess of $70,000 when new. But you would still have to find an extra $50,000 to fund a top of the range 600SL. 
These V12-engined, near-400bhp GTs were truly rarified objects back in the early 1990s. Today they are highly sought-after, combining as they do the intrinsic brilliance of the R129 with one of Mercedes-Benz’ greatest engines. 
This is a particularly good example, from the only year when these cars were badged 600SL and finished in a fetching colour combination. Its condition is testament to its careful owners, a point reinforced by the extensive history. With long Controle Technique to March 2025 this rare car would grace any collection.  
 

The History and Paperwork 

  
  • First registered in France on 22nd February 1993 
  • VIN records confirm it was built in October 1992 and despatched in early November of that year 
  • 2 keys and remote locking fobs 
  • Old Controle Technique documents 
  • Extensive range of invoices dating back to 1990s with many from 2000s 
  • Recent invoices from 2018 to 2023 for ongoing maintenance and service work 
  • These recent invoices indicate a generous approach to cost reflected in the condition
  • Original registration certificate 
  • Invoices for service items and parts acquired from Mercedes-Benz 
  • Certificate D’Immatriculation showing vendor acquired the car in 2012 
  • Controle Technique valid to 24th March 2025 with minor advisories to note 

High factory specification includes: 
  • Self levelling suspension 
  • Wind deflector 
  • Traction control system 
  • 8 hole factory alloy wheels 
  • Becker Grand Prix stereo system 
  • Remote locking

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The Condition 

  • Attractive and subtle colour combination of black paintwork with lighter grey lower sections 
  • Black leather interior with black carpets and burr walnut veneers 
  • The condition inside and out is very good for the car’s age and mileage 
  • There are some light signs of age and parking damage to note in photographs 
  • These include scuffs and fade to front and rear bumpers 
  • Bodywork appears unmarked showing only light marks that are not unsightly 
  • Supplied with Mercedes-Benz fabric soft top that appears to be original 
  • The fabric is in good condition but the driver’s side windows show amateur repairs 
  • Hard top in matching black and in good order but with some deterioration    headlining 
  • Protective storage bag provided for hard top 
  • Underbonnet sound deadening missing and light corrosion visible 
  • Underside presents well with no structural issues to record 
  • Factory specification eight hole alloy wheels in good order shod with Vredestein tyres 
  • Lights in good order with no visible damage or misting 
  • High specification interior that’s very original down to the factory Becker stereo 
  • Extensive electrical fittings with no reports of any working issues 
  • Sumptuous black leather seats well preserved front and rear showing little wear 
  • Front seats are electrically operated with memory and heating 
  • Rear seats in good order and fold to provide extra storage 
  • Ruched leather door cards with good trim and no visible wear 
  • Smart burr walnut veneers across doors and console and all in good order 
  • Roll over hoop behind seats 
  • Switchgear presents well with no noticeable fade to decals or wear around fittings
  • Carpets in good condition through cabin and boot with branded mats in interior 
  • Full size matching spare in boot with Dunlop tyre and tool kit 

The Mechanics 

  • Much-admired Mercedes-Benz M120 6litre V12 48V engine developing 380bhp 
  • 4spd automatic gearbox 
  • High specification includes self levelling suspension and traction control 
  • Extensive service history documented in photographs and well worth inspecting

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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only.
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1992
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SL Class
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 178,752 Kilometres
  • Engine size 6.0L
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Visan
  • Country France
Bidding history
17 bids
  • Ro•••• €20,000 03/12/23
  • le•••• €19,000 03/12/23
  • Ro•••• €18,500 03/12/23
  • le•••• €17,500 03/12/23
  • Ro•••• €17,000 03/12/23
  • Ro•••• €15,500 03/12/23
  • Fr•••• €15,000 03/12/23
  • Fr•••• €14,500 03/12/23
  • ch•••• €14,000 03/12/23
  • Me•••• €13,250 03/12/23
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