1993 Mercedes-Benz SL 600 V12 (R129)

Photos provided by the vendor


  • Powerful six-litre V12 engine
  • The eminent 90's convertible cruiser
  • In fantastic overall condition
  • Very desirable 'Lorinser' mono-block alloy wheels

The Appeal

Previously registered in the Canary Islands, this R129 is now located in Verona. It is the top-of-the-range six-litre V12 model, so you can put its spritely performance to the test and have great fun every time you put your right foot down and listen to the roar emitted by 12 cylinders. 

The car is said to drive very well, having been serviced recently. It comes with a selection of documentation and original sales literature. And the paintwork has even reportedly been treated to a respray, so it looks smart and tidy.

So if you’re in the market for a V12 rocket, with a dash of restrained Mercedes styling, then this SL600 is possibly the car to put on your driveway. 

The History and Paperwork

  • Ordered from the Mainz branch of Mercedes-Benz
  • Delivered 28th January 1993
  • VIN: WDB1290761F079048
  • Original service booklet
  • Owner’s manual
  • Original Mercedes-Benz literature and document wallet
  • Purchased by the current owner from the Canary Islands in February 2021
  • The car is now located in Verona, Italy

The Interior

  • Excellent Anthracite leather upholstery 
  • All electronic fittings said to function correctly
  • Automatic climate control

Entering the passenger compartment of this excellent Mercedes, you are greeted by the cosseting embrace of supportive leather-clad seating. The upholstery appears to have aged very well and now exhibits only light sighs of wear and slight creasing. There is no obvious significant damage and even the driver’s bolster seems to have survived largely unscathed. 

In front of the driver, the wooden-trimmed steering wheel is also well preserved, as is the well equipped dashboard. Luxuries such as automatic climate control and walnut trim set this car apart as a high-end automobile, and the vendor informs us that the electronics are all functioning as they should. 

The carpets are generally clean and tidy, as are the door cards. The hardtop headlining is sagging slightly in places but is still useable. And to the rear, the spacious boot is fully carpeted and contains a ten CD changer as well as a full size spare wheel and toolkit. 

The Exterior 

  • Resprayed blue-black metallic paint
  • Clean and tidy underneath
  • Softtop and hardtop roofs 

This is a great example of the R129’s iconic styling. The justifiably long bonnet hides the potent V12 and the car’s smart lines have aged particularly well. 

The vendor tells us that he car has ben repainted, and it certainly looks to be in good condition throughout, with very little sign of wear or damage. There are a few small chips and scratches, but nothing which detracts from the car’s overall appeal. 

Sitting on smart alloy wheels, this is the kind of car you’d be proud to make and entrance in. The wheels show a few small scuffs and scratches, but nothing major and the tyres appear to retain good tread. 

There is a choice of softtop or hardtop roofs, allowing for open motoring on sunny days, or enhanced weather protection in the winter. The vendor informs us that the electrically powered convertible soft top roof functions as it should. 

The Mechanics 

  • Six-litre V12 engine
  • Automatic transmission 
  • Self-levelling suspension with adaptive damping system

The top-of-the-range V12 engine fitted to this SL 600 produces 389hp and feeds this to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. 

The vendor informs us that the car runs very well, starting easily and driving smoothly. It has reportedly been subject to a recent service, including replacing the engine oil and automatic transmission fluid.

Reportedly, the self levelling suspension functions correctly and some of the wiring loom has been replaced. 


Overall, this SL 600 is a great example of a V12 Mercedes. If you’re after a powerful ‘90s roadster you’d do well to consider this 600.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1993
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SL600 (R129)
  • Colour Blue-Black
  • Odometer 139,432 Kilometres
  • Engine size 5987
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Cerea
  • Location International
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
5 bids from 4 bidders
  • holmes.•••• €17,000 23/03/23
  • matthew•••• €16,500 20/03/23
  • marc_2 €15,500 18/03/23
  • matthew•••• €15,000 18/03/23
  • miha-ma•••• €14,000 17/03/23

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