This 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 is finished in Smoke Silver Metallic (702) over Java leather (234) and is powered by a 5.0-liter M113 V8 paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. This R129 currently has 32k miles and has had two previous owners. The car is equipped with a removable hardtop, 17″ Albali alloy wheels, fog lights, power-adjustable seats with memory settings for the driver, automatic climate control, a CD stereo, cruise control, and a retractable roll bar. As a two-owner example, the car has remained with its second owner in Florida since 2002 before being acquired by the selling dealer. For Florida buyers only, a $299 dealer fee plus tax and tags will apply. This R129 has 32k miles and is offered with a clean Carfax report and a clean Florida title.
The car is finished in Smoke Silver Metallic (702) and features a color-matched removable hardtop. Equipment includes fog lights, headlamp wipers, fender air vents, a heated rear window, and a single exhaust outlet. Photos are provided of the car with the hard top, soft top, and both tops removed. The black soft top remains in excellent condition and the plastic windows are clear and free from hazing.
The factory Albali alloy wheels measure 17” x 8.25” all around and feature a silver painted face with polished lip. The tires are Continental ContiTouringContacts which measure 245/45 on all four corners.
The cabin features power-adjustable seats upholstered in Java leather (234) accented by burl wood trim on the center console and doors. Interior amenities include automatic climate control, a CD stereo, cruise control, memory settings for the driver’s seat, a retractable roll bar, floor mats, dual front and side airbags, and power windows, mirrors, and locks. The factory first-aid kit and full-size spare are located in the trunk.
The leather-wrapped steering wheel frames a 160-mph speedometer, 7k-rpm tachometer, and analog clock. Additional gauges display coolant temperature, oil temperature, fuel economy, and fuel level. The digital odometer shows 32k miles and all gauges are functioning properly with no warning lights on the dash.
The 5.0-liter M113 V8 was rated at 302 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque from the factory. In addition to regular services at Mercedes-Benz of Naples, this SL500 recently received an oil and filter change along with new valve cover gaskets in preparation for the sale.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission. Additional underside photos are provided in the gallery below which show the car to be dry and free from corrosion.
A video showing the operation of the soft top can be viewed below.
The MB Market Insights
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 hard top and retractable soft top, the R129 is able to take on different versions of itself depending on the weather and your mood. This SL500 is destined to bring its next owner many smiles and top-down fun. Currently the car only has 32k miles and Smoke Silver Metallic has aged like a fine wine.