This 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 shows California registration under two owners from new with 93,521 miles shown on the odometer. Finished in Brilliant Silver Metallic (744) over Gray Nappa Leather (238), power is provided by a 5.0-liter V8 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. The car features the desireable SL2 package which includes xenon headlights, heated front seats, and an integrated trunk-mounted BOSE 6-disc CD changer. Additional equipment includes a power soft top, a removable hardtop, remote central locking, automatic climate control and a roll bar. The original window sticker shows an MSRP of over $84k. Recent maintenance includes an A/C service and refrigerant refill, a new turn signal switch, new front fog light glass and a full detail. This SL500 is now offered for sale by the current owner with service records since new, original manufacturer’s literature, original window sticker, two key Fobs and two additional valet keys, a first aid kit, waterproof cover, hardtop stand, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
The exterior is finished in Brilliant Silver Metallic (744) with a paint-matched removable hardtop and a black electro-hydraulic soft top. The seller notes that a new soft top was recently fitted and the hardtop headliner has been replaced. Exterior equipment includes Xenon headlamps, front fog lights, an eccentric-sweep wiper with a heated windshield washer, heated power door mirrors and remote central locking. Two minor damage reports are shown on the Carfax occurring in 2017 and 2022. In both cases, the damage is said to have been minor, only necessitating a scratch removal/respray with no bodywork and both jobs were performed by a Mercedes-Benz Service Center. The seller notes scratches are visible on the underside of the front bumper.
The 17” 5-slot Albali wheels are wrapped in a set of new Kumho Ecsta 4X tires which measure 245/45 on all four corners and show 2022 date codes. The spare tire was also replaced to match. The wheels were recently refinished by a Mercedes-Benz Service Center and show no signs of damage. A spare tire is mounted in the trunk along with the factory tool kit and jack.
The cabin is trimmed in Gray Nappa Leather (238) with a contrasting upper dashboard and matching gray carpets while Burl Walnut wood trim accents the center console and door panels. Both front seats are heated with 10-way power adjustability and three-position memory. Interior amenities include a power tilt/telescope steering column, automatic climate control, cruise control, a pop-up roll bar, a trunk-mounted 6-Disc CD changer and a 6-speaker BOSE audio system.
The leather-wrapped steering wheel fronts a 160-mph speedometer along with a 7k-rpm tachometer, an analog clock and gauges for fuel level, economy, coolant temperature and oil pressure. The digital odometer currently reads 93,521 miles from new with 20k miles added by the seller over the past six years of ownership.
This R129 is powered by a 5.0-liter M113 V8 which is rated for 302 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed 722.6 automatic transmission. Full service history from new is included with the car and the most recent services are listed below.
The Carfax report shows two owners from new with registration reported in California. This SL500 is now offered for sale in Sacramento, California by the current owner with the following accessories:
Videos below provide a walk around, interior tour, and cold start of the car.
When it comes to automotive styling excellence and generation-defining design, the R129 is always a subject of conversation. This generation-SL was able to perfectly capture the spirit of Mercedes’ flagship roadster and was an instant hit following its predecessor, the R107. With its removable hardtop and retractable soft top, the R129 is able to take on different versions of itself depending on the weather and your mood. With every service history record since new and a long list of factory items accompanying the car, this SL500 is destined to bring its next owner many smiles and top-down fun. The timeless color combination ensures its lasting appeal while the addition of the SL2 option package provides modern touches including Xenon headlamps and heated seats. Furthermore, the M113/722.6 pairing is famed for its reliability, which, in combination with complete service history from new, will ensure this R129’s longevity for years to come.
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