Mercedes 300SL R129

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Year built
Date Part I
February 18, 1993
Almadin Red
VAT deductible

The story behind this collectible...

New value 300 SL from 1993. Full service history available,1st paint and came to the Netherlands with 4,000 km. on the counter.

Executed in the following chic color combination:
Paintwork 512 AlmandinRot metallic
Interior 271 Schwarz leather
Rims 652 MB 8-hole alloys

What inspired Herr Fatz from Wiesbaden remains a mystery. The fact is that, after almost 25 years of ownership, this beautiful 300SL arrived in the Netherlands with a odometer reading of 4,065 km. The NL owner has, in almost 10 years time, added 35,000 km and maintained the car excellently as evidenced by the 14 present MB-dealer Rüttchen invoices.

From everything you can see that the previous owners have maintained their SL extremely well and meticulously. Only the soft top showed cracks, it was therefore recently replaced for a new one.

Highlights at a glance:

  • Collectors item
  • Very low, documented, odometer reading
  • Spotless condition: first paint all around
  • Very neat and complete interior
  • Excellently maintained
  • New soft top

The 300SL presented in March 1989 at the Automobile Salon in Geneva was definitely the main attraction. With as a world first the automatic (0.3 sec.) folding roll(over)bar. House designer Bruno Sacco drew the distinctive design. In terms of development, research & development including building a production facility, Das Haus invested 1 billion D Mark in the development and safety of the R129 Baureihe (1989-2001) in the late 1980s.

This made the SL fully compatible with the now almost 65-year-old Mercedes-Benz SL tradition of always bringing a top model equipped with the very latest technology onto the market. The R129 Baureihe was the last 'real' SL to be fitted with a soft-top. Its successors received a steel folding roof.

Standard features include:

ABS / ASR / Catalytic converter / Power steering /Autom. rollbar / Softtop electrically operable / Three armrests with storage compartments / Center console with storage compartments / Sun visors with illuminated mirrors / Power windows and door mirrors / Signal forgotten lighting / Outside temperature gauge / Separate climate zones / Electrically adjustable seats / Built-in speakers / Remote control / Central locking

Ausstattungscodes conform DatenKarte:

  • 420 Automatic 4-speed
  • 551 Burglary/Theft alarm
  • 580 Air conditioning (ice cold)
  • 590 Tinted heat-resistant glass
  • 652 8-hole alloy wheels
  • 731 Walnut accents
  • 740 Softtop 9001 Schwarz (2017)
  • 750 Becker Radio/cassette Europe 2000
  • 873 Seat heating
  • 283 Windshield folding/detachable
  • 290 Airbag in steering wheel
  • 303 Front armrest with storage compartment
  • 331 Cassette compartment in center console

Also present:

  • Hardtop in excellent condition
  • Betriebsanleitung
  • Wartungsheft
  • Service EU address book
  • Booklets Becker
  • Becker CodeCard
  • 2 DatenKarten
  • 3 Keys
  • 14 MB Rüttchen invoices
  • RDW counter report 16 entries

Of course we had the SL given a thorough check-up at our garage and also 4 brand new tires, invoice available for inspection /will be included.

Listed counter readings on invoices:

  • 27-10-1997 2,824 km
  • 07-09-2007 4,064 km
  • 08-08-2008 13,628 km
  • 28-08-2009 20,018 km
  • 03-09-2010 24,218 km
  • 04-03-2011 25,065 km
  • 02-09-2011 26,601 km
  • 05-09-2012 28,988 km
  • 11-12-2012 29,402 km
  • 03-09-2013 31,541 km
  • 03-09-2013 34,125 km
  • 04-12-2014 34,883 km
  • 21-08-2015 36,404 km
  • 01-09-2016 38,529 km (at € 2,024).

Driving this 300SL (1989-1993 > about 12,000 built) is a real pleasure; the smooth 190 hp 6 cylinder (SOHC) roars delightfully in the front. Torque is 260 Nm and zero to 100 goes in over 9 seconds if desired. The automatic (even in sport mode) glides smoothly through the 4 available gears, the disc brakes do their job fully satisfactorily.

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