Launched in 1989, the R129 was the fourth generation of the SL-Class, and it was a marked departure from the R107 that had run for so many years before. More modern, more lavishly equipped, it thrust the SL formula into a new era. The crisp styling has aged extremely well today too, the Bruno Sacco-penned lines heralded a sea-change from the 1970s styling hangover of the brand, ensuring that the R129 remained in production for over a decade while appearing smartly contemporary throughout.
It was also, as you’d imagine a real technological powerhouse, with pop-up roll bars, self-lowering active suspension on some models, and all manner of passive safety systems. Significantly stiffer than a hardtop-equipped R107, it was wider, longer, safer and plusher, and the successful formula proved to be a substantial seller, three distinct generations of R129 were offered over its lifespan.
This exceptional example is finished in Obsidian Black with Beige and veneer interior. To compliment this stunning vehicle is its lifetime of service history, dating back from 1999 all the way to 2022. This car has to be seen in the flesh to admire how stunning it is! Lister Classics offers only the finest classic, prestige and performance cars available for sale.