This 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Silver Arrow was sold new through Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills, California in August 2001. It remained with the original owner through 2008 when it was sold to the second and most recent owner in California. Finished in Silver Arrow Metallic (777) over a Black and Silver Nappa Leather (231) interior, power comes from a 5.0-liter M113 V8 paired to a five-speed automatic transmission. Features include xenon headlamps, AMG sport styling, heated seats, a removable hardtop and electrically retracting soft top, and Silver Arrow-specific trim and leather. This SL500 Silver Arrow currently shows only 50k miles on the digital odometer, approximately 25k of which have been added by the most recent owner since 2008. This R129 is being offered by the selling dealer with a clean Carfax report, service records, manufacturer’s literature, two keys, and a clean California title.
Finished in Silver Arrow Metallic (777), the body is reportedly free from any accidents and all paintwork appears to be original. The soft top is trimmed in original Black cloth and presents a clear rear window and no tears or snags in the fabric. The included hardtop is finished in matching Silver Arrow Metallic (777) and has remained with the car since new. Exterior features include xenon headlamps, AMG ground effects including sculpted bumpers, side skirts, and exhaust tips, and Silver Arrow-specific fender badges. The front bumper shows some minor scrapes along the bottom of each corner.
This example retains the original Silver Arrow-specific wheels produced by BBS for the R129 Silver Arrow edition. These 2-piece wheels measure 18x8.5” up front and 18x9.5” in the rear and are wrapped in Kumho Ecsta (corrected- was previously Michelin Pilot Sport but had cracks) tires measuring 245/40 and 275/35 respectively. The chrome beauty rings on the wheels show nicely with no signs of scuffs or curb rash. Factory Silver Arrow calipers are seen behind each wheel along with drilled rotors.
The cabin is trimmed in two-tone Black and Silver (231) Nappa leather across the seats, door cards, head rests, shift knob, and steering wheel. The original Silver leather trimmed floor mats remain with the car and are shown in the gallery below. Black Birdseye Maple wood adorns the door cards and center console and remains free from cracks. The original head unit has been replaced with an aftermarket Alpine deck featuring bluetooth and auxiliary capabilities. Additional features include electrically adjustable heated front seats with memory, automatic climate control, an automatic dimming rear view mirror with integrated homelink, and Silver Arrow-exclusive polished aluminum trim including the shifter surround.
The digital odometer shows 50k original miles. Instrumentation includes a 160-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer with a 6k-rpm redline, and a digital odometer with trip function. Additional gauges include fuel level, oil pressure, fuel economy, and an analog clock. The gauges are trimmed with chrome rings and feature a Silver Arrow-exclusive polished aluminum surround to match the shifter surround.
The 5.0-liter M113 V8 was rated at 302 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque when new and is paired to a 722.6 automatic five-speed transmission. This example has reportedly been serviced by multiple Mercedes-Benz dealers in Southern California and is currently up to date on all maintenance.
A video demonstrating the convertible top operation is viewable below.
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