Merc SL500 Plated

Asking Price:

R 262,500.00

Lot Status:

For Sale

1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500

The Mercedes-Benz R129 SL is a roadster which was produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1989 until 2001. The R129 replaced the R107 in 1989 and was in its turn replaced by the R230 SL-Class in 2002 for the 2003 model year. The R129 was offered as a two-door roadster with an automated (electro-hydraulic), fabric convertible roof, colour-matched, automated tonneau cover and a manually detachable hardtop that could be fitted over the stored fabric convertible roof and tonneau.

Designed in 1984, the R129 was based on the shortened floorpan of the Mercedes-Benz W124 and featured many innovative details for the time, for instance electronically controlled damping (Adaptive Damping System ADS, optional) and a hidden, automatically extending roll-over bar. The R107's rear suspension with semi-trailing arms gave way to a modern multi-link axle. The number of standard features was high, with electric action for the windows, mirrors, seats and hydraulic convertible top. The new SL-class was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1989, with left-hand drive sales beginning that summer and right-hand drive sales in the autumn. It came runner-up behind the Citroen XM for the European Car of the Year accolade.

Starting in 1993 for the 1994 model year, R129 were re-designated so the 500 SL became SL 500.

This Example

Description by seller:

SL500 with dealer-fitted AMG kit in very good condition. Hard and soft top. One small issue is that when engine isn't fully warmed up ie after a short trip, it might not start for a few minutes.

Has partial service history.

Available to view by appointment in Cape Town.

Papers are in order and status reflects 'Used/gebruik'.

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Lot Status

For Sale

Special Features

Condition rating: 111/140

Quick Facts

Reference: LOT-000188
Seller: Private
Year: 1994
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz
Model: SL500
Derivative: -
Service History: Full
Mileage: 136,000 Km
Engine Size: 5.0l
Engine Type: V8
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 4 Automatic
Layout: Front engine - rear-wheel drive
Power Output: 315 BHP
Exterior: Black
Interior: Black

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Bidding Information - 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500

Estimated Price Range:

R 250,000.00 - R 260,000.00

Lot Status:

For Sale

Total Bids:


Time Left:


Start Date:

Wednesday, 09 March, 2022 - 08:00

End Date:

Wednesday, 16 March, 2022 - 18:00


3 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi: what is asking bid? What does that mean? Also, when you say it doesn’t start, what is the problem so I can understand the repair

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2 months, 3 weeks ago

Hi what is the status of this vehicle ? Auction closed and if still for sale will the owner be responsible for repair of mentioned fault? As it has a CX registration will it be available for viewing in Knysna.

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