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Mercedes-Benz SL 280 R129

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Driven to be Graeme’s R129 SL280.

Our ‘Share your ride’ is a magnificent 1997 Mercedes SL 280 owned by Graeme Inness.

The R129 the R107 SL-Class in 1989. In the nineties, the R129 came to attention when Diana, of Wales owned one. The SL 280 an M104 2.8 L 24-valve DOHC L6 delivering around 145 kW at 5500 The 1997 models, like Graeme’s the first to have an option of the roof.

Graeme’s story when he had an offer made on his car, one, as they too good to refuse. This that he found himself in the for a replacement. His intention had been to buy S class Mercedes, but this go down all that well his wife. Who suggested,  “Why you get a sports car?” What one do under such pressure?

Thus, commenced his year search to come up with a car that came closest to his exacting specifications: A Mercedes with a light coloured and preferably blue exterior. Graeme was after a car with low and in good nick.

Now everyone about finding gold a dusty cover in a barn…it happens! Nearest Graeme came was when, missing out on a few cars, he trained to watch the web each day. Up this beauty that all the boxes! The car was in Sydney, so Graeme rang the guy and was details about the car. It had 60k on clock after 13 years. A Mercedes Benz history, one and had, except for servicing, most of the previous four in the garage. It even had the original protective delivery plastic the scuff plates.

Price negotiations were and Graeme jetted up North to his prized possession. He was so confident it would be ok that he even a car bra and took it with him. As it out, the car was better than he it even had the wheels he wanted. The was totally original in every and that augured well as he to compete in concours with it.

Despite the fact that it was in good condition, to prepare it for meant many, many of detailing work to get it competitive. included around eight per wheel and wheel well. We mention the painstaking amount of that has gone into the underside and paintwork.

Needless to say, the work has worth it as the trophy haul Immaculate is an understatement for Graeme’s This car is a true concours awarded in Victoria, ACT and New South with the following: Outright winner in show], Champion of champions [twice], Class [5 times], Best Paint, Best Interior engine bay.

Mercedes-Benz SL 280 R129

The colour is and dependent upon the angle of the the colour changes from a pearlescent green to a mid-metallic Graeme tells us that everyone who the car loves the colour, so much so, more than once, driving, someone has pulled up him with compliments like the colour mate.”

Graeme states that is a car that makes you feel Just driving it on a sunny day the beach or in the country with his is the greatest joy. Although in every way, Graeme that to be fully enjoyed, should also driven not locked away under in a garage. Our thoughts exactly at Driven Threads. As such, he is his next major run to the Gold for the forthcoming Mercedes Benz rally.

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Images and text courtesy of Inness.

Mercedes-Benz SL 280 R129
Mercedes-Benz SL 280 R129
Mercedes-Benz SL 280 R129
Mercedes-Benz SL 280 R129


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