Mercedes SL500 32valve 5spd
1997P – 76000 miles – Metallic Ruby Red


Most, if not all R129 enthusiasts, will concede that the 32 valve 5 speed variant built between 1996 and 1998 was one of the very best cars Mercedes ever built. Proper old school engineering couple with all the technology anyone really needs in car creates the perfect combination. This particular example really stands out from the crowd being built in the extremely rare colour combination of Metallic Ruby Red with Mushroom Leather interior; further enhanced by the addition of the all important glass panoramic roof. For those who follow the Mercedes Colour Chart; Ruby red is similar Almandine, but much richer and deeper in tone and suite the lines of the car perfectly. The paintwork is in absolutely pristine order, as is the interior which has been protected with rubber mats over the carpet mats over the carpets!! Pirelli tyres on unmarked 8 hole alloy wheels complete the picture of a really lovely well cared for car. The discreet rear spoiler can be removed as can the mud flaps if so desired.


Registered in June 1997 by SG-Smith Crystal Palace Mercedes

All original manuals present

Spare Keys present

Private number plate included in sale M500 DKC

Factory Fitted Options

Panoramic Glass Hard Top

Metallic Paint

Leather Interior

Heated Seats

Cruise control

Rear seats

Headlamp washwipe

Outside temperature gauge

Wind deflector

Service History

11 Services in total

Jan 1998 @ 8363 miles    Main dealer

Feb 1999 @ 16475 miles  Main dealer

May 2000 @ 24465 miles Main dealer

Jun 2001 @ 27822 miles  Main dealer

Apr 2004 @ 32831 miles  Main dealer

Mar 2009 @ 47012 miles  Independent

Jun 2011 @ 64270 miles  Independent

May 2012 @ 68625 miles Independent

Jun 2016 @ 74199 miles  Independent

Nov 2018 @ 76000 miles Independent

Excellent MOT history

For more information on this car or to arrange a viewing please call Richard Powell

07733 884007