Tanzanite Blue Metallic


Just 50971 miles




1. In Brief

Mileage: 50971

Engine: 5987

Colour: Tanzanite Blue Metallic (359)

Transmission: Automatic

Service history: Extensive History File

Registration: X1 OUF

2. Model History

It Has Been Nearly Sixty Four Years Since The Mercedes Benz Factory Gave Us The Glorious Gull Winged Mercedes Benz SL W198, But Still This Remarkable Model Or The SL Brand Has Always Been Showcased By The German Factory As Being The Ultimate In Offering Cutting Edge Designs, With World Class Technology And Luxurious Refinements That Have Been Synonymous Since 1954, Which Has Been Adored By Many Over The Years. To Date There Has Been Six Interpretations Of The SL, With The R129 Model Now Being Viewed As Being The Next Ultimate Modern Day Classic Bearing The Famous Three Pointed Star, With Worldwide Collectors Now Trying To Acquire A Piece Of Motoring History, Looking For The Best Examples That Would Perfectly Fit With Their Already Established Vehicle Inventories. Unlike The Third Generation, The R129 Was Visually More Muscular On The Exterior Body And Was The Brain Child Of Chief Designer Bruno Sacco Who Wanted To Introduce A Bold New Statement From The Assembly Line At Bremen, In Germany And After The Past Success Stories The Worldwide Audience Truly Wanted Something Fresh, Exciting And Up To Date On The Design. With All This In Mind After The Initial Launch At The 1989 Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes Benz Dealers From Around The Global Were Snowballed With Excited Buyers Wanting To Have Their Own Orders Confirmed By The Manufacture And Quickly Was Set To Be One Of The Most Successful Models Ever To Be Produced And If We Fast Forward To 2018, A New Breed Of Collector Still Wants To Have A Perfect R129 As Part Of Their Own Collection. The Germans Gave Several Engines To Choose From, With Some Of The Bigger Units Now Being Rarer To Find, So With This We Are Delighted To Offer This Lovely Naturally Aspirated Mercedes Benz SL600 V12, Which At The Time Of Build Produced A Massive 394 Brake Horse Power, Which Could Easily Accelerate Both Driver & Passenger From 0-62 MPH In Just 6.1 Seconds And Would Further Glide To An Electrically Limited Top Speed Of 155 MPH, With This Power Available On Tap With Or Without The Solid Convertible Roof In Place. Power Was One Of The Requirements Successfully Tackled, But Still The Cars Had To Be Luxurious On Every Exacting Elements And Of Course With This The R129 Was Not Going To Disappoint. The R129 Model Is Now Viewed As Being A Super Future Investment Opportunity With Value Growth Being Inevitable As Time Moves On, With Many Now Rare Perfect Examples Being Snapped Up By An Every Demanding Global Collectable Market Place.

This Lovely Example Was First Supplied In The December of 2000, With The First Keeper Deciding To Collect The Car Direct From The Factory And After This Point Has Only Had A Further Three Registered Keepers Applied. Over The Last Seventeen Years Since New Chassis Number F200282 Has Only Had A Mere 50971 Miles Applied, To Which If We Break This Down Further Is Approximately Just 2870 Miles Per Annum. Regardless Of This Current Sensational Mileage Reading The History Trace Is Extensive, Incorporating Many Past Mercedes Benz & Mercedes Benz Specialist Service Visits And Every Past MOT Sheet, Which Will All Further Validate The Cars Stunning Provenance. Once Sold The Car Will Be Presented With The Entire Booklet Pack Set, A Fully Functional Key Set, A Fully Cleared Hpi Certificate, A Detailed Past History File, Every Past Tax Disc And The Original Factory Build Sheet, Which Lists All The Expensive Options Opted For From New, Which Is All In Place For That Next Lucky Custodian To Enjoy And Cherish During Their Own Time Of Ownership. From New Along With All The Optional Specification Items, This Car Listed Out At Just Over £110,000.00 And Of Course Due To This Eye Watering Amount All Those Years Ago, To Offer Any Form Of Replication On This Car Will Be Highly Impossible To Achieve.

A Great Blue Chip Find...

3. Interior

The Mercedes Benz SL Interior Offers A Truly Retro Feel, With The Build Quality And Finishing Detail Being Second To None, With Luxurious Refinements And Comfort Still Evident After Nearly Eighteen Years. This Lovely Modern Day Classic Mercedes Benz Was Opted From Factory With The Java Tanned Leather Seating Beautifully Complemented With Darker Ivory Stitch Detail, The Extended Sable Leather Dash That Wraps Around This Elegant Cabin Space, Light Tanned Carpets That Have Been Protected With Blue Mercedes Benz Over Mats, Burr Walnut Veneered Drivers Centre Tunnel, Extended Sable Leather Front Screen Pillars, Ivory Fabric Roof Lining, The Four Spoke Sable Leather & Burr Walnut Finished Steering Wheel, The Leather Trimmed Roll Over Protection Bar, Mercedes Benz Polished Aluminium Internal Door Sill Plate Covers And Again Further Detailed With Burr Walnut Veneers That Finalise This Luxurious Retro Environment Off Perfectly. Even Considering The Cars Age, The Vehicle Offers An Excellent Array Of High End Mercedes Benz Technology, Meaning That Every Trip Is Effortlessly Controlled And Highly Enjoyable, Time And Time Again.

A Very Special Place To Be Sat...

4. Exterior

The Squared Body Designed By Bruno Sacco & Johann Tomforde Back In 1984, Is Showcased In The Desirable Tanzanite Blue Metallic Paint Finish (359), Which Perfectly Demonstrating The Sublime R129 Exterior Curves, The Distinctive SL Lines And Looks Staggeringly Beautiful With The Optional Factory Colour Coded Hard Top Roof Snuggling In Place Or With The Dark Blue Mohair Canvas Roof On Display. Further Exterior Treats Are Presented With The Unmarked Silver Finished 18" Split Rim AMG Five Arm Alloy Wheels Which All Sit On Branded Tyres, Clear Front Light Covers With The Retro Wash Wiper System, A Chromed Tipped Singular Exhaust Oval Pipe, Blackened Mesh Grilled Housed On The Lower Front Wings, The Colour Coded Removable Panoramic Glass Hard Top Roof, The Colour Coded Squared Satellite Navigation Ariel Positioned On The Boot Top, A Subtle Chromed SL600 Badge On The Rear, Colour Coded Mirror Cases, The Light Grey Horizontal Front Grille With The Chromed Three Pointed Star That Dominates The Nose And Decorated With The Front Wing V12 Motifs, That Finalise This Powerful Vehicle Stance. The Car From Every Given Angle Is Purely Stunning And Would Be Well Suited Outside A London Town House Or As That Special Car To Tour The Open Countryside.

The Perfect Balance Of Elegant Style With Powerful Possibilities From The V12....

5. Specification

A Stunning Example Presented For Sale With An Excellent Array Of High End Mercedes Benz Technology To Include The Small Screen Mercedes Benz Satellite Navigation System, Unmarked Silver Finished 18" Split Rim AMG Embossed Alloy Wheels, Dual Zone Climate Control, Mercedes Benz Self Levelling Air Suspension, Electric Folding Mirrors, Variable Heated Front Seats, Cruise Control, Leather & Burr Walnut Trimmed Four Spoke Steering Wheel, Electric Front Seats With Memory Function, Fire Extinguisher, The Leather Trimmed Electric Roll Over Protection Hoop, Mercedes Benz Embossed Polished Tread Plates, Front Light Wash/Wipe System, Sliding Drivers Arm Rest, Electric Aerial, Remote Central Locking With Alarm, Mercedes Benz Radio System With CD Function, Multiple CD Cartridge Box, Blue Canvas Electric Convertible Roof With Clear Plastic Rear Screen, Electric Windows And So Much More. Offered For Sale With The Entire Booklet Pack Set, A Fully Cleared Hpi Report And A Fully Functional Key Set.


Bring On Those Motoring Adventures.... 

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