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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL 280 R129

Highlights

  • Low mileage example with less than 50,000 on the clock
  • MOT valid until May 2025
  • Recently fitted new electric aerial
  • Soft top and hard top in good condition

The Appeal

The SL-Class may well be one of the most consistently excellent, well-engineered sports ranges to ever roll out of Europe - and the R129 had quite a task ahead of it. Introduced to replaced the legendary R107 roadster, one of the most successful and enduring cars in Mercedes-Benz' repertoire, the R129 managed to excel by maintaining the classic standard.

Smoothed out, but still utterly eyecatching styling, a range of excellent engines and comfortable cabins ensured that the newcomer was more than capable, and the car has since become a modern classic in its own right. This particular 1996 example stands out with its low mileage of just 48,800 miles, which is believed genuine and certainly supported by its fine condition. 

This fabulous car has seen very little use in recent years due to the owner's personal circumstances, which is no doubt a key component in its fine order. No doubt about it - if you're after a classic Mercedes roadster, this is a superb opportunity.



History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1996
  • Believed to have had 5 registered keepers
  • In current ownership since 2018
  • MOT valid until May 2025
  • Steering arm replaced about two years ago
  • Garage stored
  • Indicated mileage of 48,800 miles is believed genuine
  • Cherished registration to be retained - car will revert to its original reg



The Condition

  • Bodywork looks in very good order
  • No sign of any dents or dings
  • Tourmaline Green paintwork has very few marks for a vehicle of this age
  • Soft top is in good order, as is the hard top
  • Badges and branding all present and correct
  • Original alloys look in fine condition
  • The underside appears solid and free of any corrosion
  • Interior is clean and tidy
  • Leatherwork carries very little sign of wear
  • Wood trims present nicely
  • Original music player still in situ
  • All instruments are clean and clear
  • Air conditioning works
  • New electric aerial recently fitted



The Mechanics

  • 2.8L 6-cylinder powerplant
  • Automatic transmission
  • Engine bay looks in good order
  • Steering arm replaced about two years ago
  • One advisory on the MOT for a minor oil leak, which is common for a car of this age
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues
  • We understand the car to be starting, shifting, driving and braking as expected



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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1996
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SL Class
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 48,967 Miles
  • Engine size 2799
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Hursley
  • Location Hampshire
  • Country United Kingdom

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