The R129 SL introduced improved safety features, a modern facelift over its predecessor, and improved performance making this late 90’s roadster worthy of a place in the Mercedes-Benz history book.
Launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1989, the Mercedes-Benz R129 SL280 was a direct replacement for the R107 of previous years and brought with it a number of changes including a hidden roll over bar and adaptive damping system, making this one of the safest vehicles of its time. From the model year of 1998 onwards the SL280 was given a revised facelift, consisting of new wheel designs and body coloured bumpers. All of this came together to provide the vehicle with a much more modern exterior.
This particular car comes with the hard top in good condition and a comprehensive service history, with the only exceptions being a period during which the car was SORN. With a modest ~67,300 miles recorded, 5 formers keepers and a thorough servicing in the current ownership, it presents in very good condition and benefits from coming with the optional glass panoramic hard top. It's also worth noting that this car has the rear seats option too.
This auction listing was written from information supplied by Alan after meeting Steve the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.