Up for auction is this 1992 Mercedes-Benz R129 300SL-24 finished in Smoke Silver Metallic over a Champagne leather interior. Among the most admired generations of Mercedes’ iconic SL-Class roadsters, the R129 is renowned for its supple ride and impressive build quality. This 1992 300SL-24 is equipped with a type M104 24-valve DOHC inline-six engine which sends power to the rear wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission. This SL is said to have remained under the care of its original owner up until 2014 before it was eventually acquired by the seller in Florida earlier in 2021. Described as being highly original, this SL is now being offered for auction while showing approximately 69k miles on the odometer accompanied by the original owner’s manuals, keys, warranty booklet, and a painted hardtop.
This R129 is finished in Smoke Silver Metallic (702) with darker silver lower body cladding, a dark brown convertible soft top, and matching painted hardtop. The paint is reported to be all original and detailed images are provided in the photo gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. This SL rides on factory 16″ Gullideckel wheels that come dressed in Michelin Pilot HX tires dated from 2018.
Inside, this SL is appointed with Champagne perforated leather upholstery, matching carpets, a black dashboard, and decorative wood trim. Driver amenities include an electrically adjustable and heated seat with memory, cruise control, an electrically adjustable steering column, automatic air conditioning, a headlight cleaning system, power accessories, and a locking storage compartment. The original Becker Grand Prix 2000 radio remains in place and the seller reports all gauges and accessories to be fully functional.
This 300SL-24 carries an M104 3.0L inline-six engine featuring dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. Compared with the outgoing 188 HP M103 SOHC engine offered for the R129, the newer 24-valve M104 offers a higher output of 217 HP. The rear wheels are driven through a 5-speed 5G-Tronic automatic transmission, and the cooling hose for the transmission is said to have been recently replaced. The previous owner had addressed all routine maintenance through Mercedes-Benz of North Scottsdale, however, the records remain with the dealer and are not to be released per local privacy laws. All other available service history is provided on CARFAX and images of the underside are available in the photo gallery.
This sale will include the original keys and remote fobs, owner's manuals, warranty booklet, and a clean title. This nicely-preserved SL is ready for its next owner, don't miss your chance to get behind the wheel.