This 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Sport shows two owners from new and has resided in California since April 1999. Finished in Glacier White (143) over Blue Leather (262), power is provided by a 5.0-liter M119 V8 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. Factory equipment includes the desirable SL1 & SL2 packages, a removable hardtop and power soft top, Xenon headlamps, sport body styling, remote central locking, heated multicontour seats, automatic climate control, a trunk-mounted CD changer and a Bose audio system. Recent maintenance performed by the seller included the refurbishment of the wheels, new accessory belts and new cabin air filters. Now showing only 52k miles, this R129 Sport is being offered by the selling dealer in California with the original manufacturer’s literature, the original tool kit, a clean Carfax report and a clean California title in the selling dealer’s name.
This R129 features the SL1 Sport Package which includes aerodynamic body work with a sculpted front bumper, side skirts and rear apron. The body work is finished in Glacier White (143) and features a paint-matched removable hardtop and a power-folding blue fabric soft top with a removable draft deflector. Additional exterior features include Xenon headlamps, projector fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, power door mirrors and remote central locking. Paint meter readings provided by the seller show prior paint work on the hood with the remainder of the panels appearing original. No signs of rust or damage are present on the body.
The 18” AMG Monoblock wheels come fitted with a set of Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 tires which measure 245/40 front and 275/35 rear showing 2018 date codes. All four wheels were refinished by the seller with no signs of rash or damage on the wheels. A full-size spare is mounted in the trunk along with the original tool kit and factory jack.
The cabin is upholstered in Blue Leather (262) with matching blue carpets and Burl Walnut wood trim which lines the center console and door panels. Both front seats are heated with multicontour adjustment and three-position memory. Interior appointments include automatic climate control, cruise control, a power-adjustable steering column, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, a trunk-mounted 6-disc CD changer and a 6-speaker Bose audio system.
The leather-wrapped steering wheel fronts a central 160-mph speedometer which sits alongside a 7k-rpm tachometer, an analog clock and gauges for fuel level, economy, coolant temperature and oil pressure. The digital odometer currently shows 52k miles from new.
The 5.0-liter 32-valve M119 V8 is factory rated for 315 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 722.6 five-speed automatic transmission. Recent maintenance performed by the selling dealer includes new accessory belts and new cabin air filters. Partial service history is included. Underbody photos have been provided by the seller and are viewable in the photo gallery below.
The Carfax report shows two owners from new with California history from 1999. Registration is reported in Ohio and California. Linear mileage updates are shown with no accidents or damage reports present on the Carfax. This 1998 SL500 Sport is now offered for sale by the selling dealer in Agoura Hills, California with the original manufacturer’s literature, a clean Carfax report and a clean California title.
Videos showing a walkaround, cold start and top operation have been provided by the seller below.
Introduced in 1989, the R129 SL was a significant update when compared with the outgoing R107, bringing both new styling and technology which had the privilege of nearly two decades of advancement. The SL500 was offered with the highly-regarded DOHC M119 V8 through the 1998 model year before switching to the M113 in 1999. This final-year M119 example comes highly equipped featuring the SL1 sport package, the SL2 package and heated multicontour seats. The combination of the aggressive looks with a plethora of luxury equipment makes for an excellent example of what the R129 achieved in its time. Showing just 52k miles on the odometer, this SL500 has plenty of life left to give for its lucky new owner.
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