1992 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 V8 R129
1992 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 V8
A genuine garage find that was off the road for around ten years and because of this it has only covered 73962 miles from new.
This beautiful Mercedes-Benz SL 500 was found parked in a garage in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire in 2019. The former owner had plans of restoring the car back to showroom standard with thousands already spent including 4 new tyres, an MOT thats expires in October 2020, he also spent hundreds on re-commissioning the engine with various new parts bought and he even went as far as removing and sending the injectors away to be refurbished. It now runs and drives beautifully and we welcome you to a test drive or for long distance buyers we can provide a video for you.
It comes with all its original booklets, two keys and we have a service booklet that is fully stamped up to 72000 miles in 2010. The most recent service is only recorded in paper form as the buyer didn’t want alter the fact they had been done at Mercedes-Benz/specialists in the original service booklet.
The interior really reflects how little this car has been used with very little wear and all the electric seats and functions work just as they should.
The wheels are all in excellent condition and it looks as if the full spare wheel has never been out.
It comes with the original hardtop that is in good condition.
There is no reason why this can’t be driven away!
The electric roof does work but due to a lazy pump it is very slow and requires some man power to help assist it.
The body is in need of some paint with a small amount of rust on one of the front wings, the bonnet requires painting and the front a rear bumpers would benefit from being painted. There is small amounts of lacquer peel on the boot and a very small circle of lacquer peel to the passenger rear quarter. (We have taken photos of all the issues that are available to view on our website)
The convertible hood is in good condition but one of the left hand side panels has a small tear.
It does need a new front passenger headlight and the headlight wipers are missing.
Overall with a little TLC this will be back to its former glory and with prices of these R129 SL 500s forever rising it’ll be an excellent investment.