This 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Sport shows four owners from new with just 27k miles shown on the odometer. Finished in Glacier White (143) over Blue Nappa Leather (232), power is provided by a 5.0-liter V8 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. Factory equipment includes Xenon headlamps, projector-beam fog lamps, remote central locking, a removable draft deflector, power mirrors, heated multicontour seats, automatic climate control, cruise control and a Bose audio system. Recent maintenance performed by the seller includes an engine oil change. This 1999 SL500 Sport is now offered for sale by the current owner with the original hardtop stand and cover, a clean Carfax report and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
The body is finished in Glacier White (143) and features the optional SL1 Sport Package with aerodynamically sculpted front and rear bumpers, side skirts and sport badges mounted to the front fenders. Exterior equipment includes a paint-matched removable hardtop, a power-operated blue fabric soft top with a removable draft deflector, Xenon HID headlamps with automatic level control, front projector-beam fog lamps, heated and power-adjustable door mirrors and remote central locking. No signs of rust or damage are present on the body with no accidents appearing on the Carfax report.
The Sport Package includes upgraded 18” AMG Monoblock thin-spoke alloy wheels which are wrapped in a set of Dunlop Dizerra DZ101 tires measuring 245/40 front and 275/35 rear with 2012 date codes. Minor scratches are visible in the finish of the wheels.
The cabin is trimmed in Blue Nappa Leather (232) with matching blue floor mats and Burl Walnut wood trim which lines the center console, dash and door panels. Both front seats are heated and feature multicontour adjustment with three-position memory. Interior appointments include automatic climate control, cruise control, a power tilt/telescope steering column, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a pop-up roll bar, a 6-speaker Bose audio system and a trunk-mounted 6-Disc CD changer. The seller notes that the CD player occasionally skips when going over bumps.
The blue leather-wrapped steering wheel frames a 160-mph speedometer along with a 7k-rpm tachometer, an analog clock and gauges for fuel level, economy, coolant temperature and oil pressure. Digital instrumentation includes an outside temperature sensor, a trip meter and a digital odometer which currently shows just below 27k miles. 6k miles have been added by the current owner over the past two years of ownership.
This R129 is powered by a 5.0-liter M113 V8 which is factory 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. The seller reports that an engine oil and oil filter change was performed in March 2023. Service history from current ownership is included with the car.
This SL500 was first registered in Ohio with later registration reported in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and most recently, California. The Carfax report shows four owners with linear mileage updates from new. No accidents or damage reports appear on the Carfax. This 1999 SL500 Sport is now offered for sale by the current owner in West Covina, California with the original hardtop stand and cover, a clean Carfax report and a clean California title.
For any R129, the SL1 AMG Sport Styling package makes a world of difference. This package added AMG bodywork on this reliable roadster including an AMG front spoiler, side skirts, and the rear apron. The Sport package wheels also increase the curb appeal instantly and help finish the look. The price divide between an SL1 car and a standard R129 is well-documented and shows its desirability amongst enthusiasts. This example, finished in Glacier White over Blue Nappa Leather, also adds the SL2 luxury package providing xenon headlights and heated seats, demonstrating what the Sacco-era Mercedes-Benz roadster should be.
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