This 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL600 was originally sold in Texas where it remained until relocating to California in 2000. It was then imported to Canada in 2006 where it currently resides. The car is finished in Smoke Silver Metallic (702) over Exclusive Mushroom (565) leather with a Dark Brown soft top and paint-matched hardtop. Power is provided by a 6.0-liter V12 paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes power windows with ExpressDown, xenon headlamps, fog lights, automatic climate control, cruise control, remote entry, heated seats, Bose Acoustimass sound system, and burl walnut trim. This R129 shows 95k miles and is now offered with the factory wind deflector, owner's manual, original tool roll, a clean Carfax report and a clean Canadian title.
The car is finished in Smoke Silver Metallic (702) with matching lower cladding and a removable hardtop. Additional features include a power retractable Dark Brown soft top, fog lights, xenon headlights, ribbed tail lights, and fender air vents. The seller notes the driver’s side front fender and rear quarter panel show a creasing indentation but no damage to the paint. Detailed photos of the exterior can be seen in the gallery below.
Factory 16” alloy wheels are finished in chrome and wear Goalstar Catchpower tires measuring 225/50 with 2017 date codes. The self-leveling-suspension with adaptive damping reportedly performs without issue.
The cabin is finished in Exclusive Mushroom (565) leather with matching carpets and a contrasting stitched dashboard and steering wheel. Features include heated power-adjustable seats, a deployable roll bar, automatic climate control, cruise control, a factory head unit, trunk mounted CD changer, heated rear hardtop window, and a Bose Acoustimass sound system. Burl wood veneer accents the center console, steering wheel, and doors. The center console box shows some cracking in the veneer. Normal wear and creasing can be seen on the driver's seat. An OEM windscreen is attached to the rollbar and detailed photos can be seen in the gallery.
The four-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel fronts a 160-mph speedometer, 7k-rpm tachometer, an analog clock, and gauges for coolant temperature, oil pressure, fuel economy, and fuel level. The six-digit odometer shows 95k miles; 2,000 of which have been added by the seller.
The 6.0-liter M120 V12 was factory rated at 389 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission.
Additional photographs of the underside are shown in the gallery below.
The Carfax report lists no accidents or damage since new, registration history in Texas, California, and Canada, and reports mileage updates in both kilometers and miles. This R129 shows 95k miles and is now offered with the factory wind deflector, owner's manual, original tool roll, a clean Carfax report and a clean Canadian title.
The R129 is quickly growing in popularity in the classic car market as the next SL to own. As the focus has now turned to some of the 90's Sacco-era designs, enthusiasts and collectors are on the hunt for clean R129s. Specifically, those with the M120 V12 under the hood are leading the way from a value standpoint. This SL600 fits the bill and comes optioned with xenon headlights which are an underrated option on R129's as they're both functional and provide a cleaner, more modern appearance. As predictions for R129 values are set to significantly rise in the coming years, now is the time to get your hands on this timeless classic.
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