This 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 was sold new to its original owner in Massachusetts with whom it stayed until 2020 when it was purchased by the selling dealer. Finished in Black (040) over Anthracite Leather 271), power is provided by a 5.0-liter M119 V8 mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes a power operated black fabric soft top, a removable paint-matched hardtop, power operated front seats with memory, a Bose audio system, automatic climate control and ASR slip control. Recent maintenance includes an AC service and a rebuild of the hydraulic top cylinders. Now showing just 31k miles from new, this SL500 is offered for sale by the selling dealer in Beverly Hills, CA with both keys, the original window sticker, the original manufacturer’s literature, a clean Carfax report and a clean Massachusetts title.
The exterior is finished in Black (040) and features a power-operated black fabric soft top with a paint-matched removable hardtop. Exterior equipment includes power adjustable door mirrors, an automatic roll bar, headlamp wiper/washers and front fog lights integrated into the bumper. The seller notes that the lower body cladding and driver door has previously received paint work with the front bumper resprayed under current ownership. Paint meter readings have been provided by the seller in the photo gallery.
The 16” 8-hole alloy wheels come wrapped in a set of Michelin Premier all-season tires measuring 225/55 on all four corners and show date codes from 2015. The wheels show some signs of curb rash.
The cabin comes upholstered in Anthracite Leather (271) with matching black carpets, black floor mats and Burl Walnut wood trim lining the center console and door panels. The wood trim shows cracking on the passenger-side door panel. Both seats are power adjustable and feature three-position memory. Interior equipment includes automatic climate control, cruise control, ASR slip control, a power adjustable steering column and a premium Bose audio system.
The leather-wrapped steering wheel frames analog gauges including a 160-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer, an analog clock and gauges for fuel level, fuel economy, coolant temperature and oil pressure. The digital odometer shows just over 31k original miles with 4k miles added by the current owner in the past two and a half years.
This soft-top roadster is powered by a 5.0-liter M119 V8 which is rated for 315 horsepower and 345 lb-ft of torque which is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. Recent maintenance includes rebuilt hydraulic top cylinders and an AC service. Photos of service receipts are included in the photo gallery below.
The original owner leased the vehicle before buying it out in 2001, owning it for another 19 years before being purchased by the selling dealer in July 2020. The Carfax report is clean with linear mileage updates from new and shows no accidents or damage reports. With just 31k original miles, this 1995 SL500 is now offered with both keys, the original window sticker, the original manufacturer’s literature and a clean Massachusetts title.
Videos of the soft top operation have been included by the seller below.
The R129 was a big step for Mercedes-Benz over its predecessor, the R107, in many ways including design, performance and safety. From its sleek and angular design to the powerful M119 V8, this was the pinnacle of top down luxury in the 1990’s. Including the newest in technology such as a pop-up roll bar that extends in 0.3s and a die-cast magnesium seat frame, the R129 was at the cutting edge of vehicle safety. As time has gone by, the R129 is starting to receive a new light being known for its iconic styling, ride comfort and the reliability of the M119 V8. As collectors begin to find the R129 more attractive, clean examples are becoming harder to find. This example shows just 31k original miles with a clean history and should make for an excellent addition to any enthusiast's garage.
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