1999 Mercedes-Benz SL 320 R129


  • Just 56,432 miles
  • Matching factory hard top present and in good condition
  • Original book pack and service history present

The Appeal

Summer has finally arrived, so if you’re yet to add a convertible to your driveway, now’s your chance.
And what better way to go than an R129 SL? Unlike the flimsy British roadsters of old, the SL is one of the few open cars that can stand up to the rigours of long-distance touring while ensuring you arrive at your destination cool and unflustered. The R129 was packed with tech too and a particular highlight was the ‘electro-hydraulic’ folding hood which could bee seamlessly stowed at a touch of a button in a matter of seconds.
Here we have a lovely late example, a 1999 SL 320 in metallic blue, complete with its matching removable hard top. It’s in very good, usable condition and shows just 56,432 miles on the odometer. Offered with a valid MOT and collection of history paperwork, this Mercedes is ready to enjoy.

The History and Paperwork

  • V5C present
  • Five former registered keepers
  • MOT valid until 10th September 2024
  • Original Owner’s Manual and Service Booklet
  • Service stamps up until 2016
  • Used very sparingly judging by the MOT mileage history
  • Recent invoice for fitment of a new wiper motor
  • Several invoices for parts and servicing present 

The Condition

  • A straight and solid-looking example 
  • Highly original throughout
  • Both folding soft top exhibits some wear but we understand it to be operating correctly
  • Matching hard top present and in very smart order
  • Smart metallic blue paintwork with light signs of wear and various small chips
  • There is a small dent in the nearside rear wing
  • The underside presents well and no corrosion is noted in the last MOT test
  • All four alloy wheels appear free from notable wear
  • Original and well-preserved interior
  • Kenwood 6 CD changer mounted in the boot
  • Some wear to the leather upholstery, but all remains eminently serviceable
  • The rear seats look to have been used very little
  • Smart luggage compartment

The Mechanics 

  • 3.2-litre M112 V6
  • Five-speed automatic gearbox
  • Smart engine bay
  • We’re not informed of any apparent mechanical issues
  • The only MOT advisory was for a defective high-level rear brake light

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1999
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SL Class
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 56,432 Miles
  • Engine size 3199
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
3 bids
  • kelly.g•••• £1,500 18/06/24
  • adnan-a•••• £1,100 17/06/24
  • Victory £1,000 17/06/24
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