Mercedes R129 SL Classic Car Reviews | Classic Motoring Magazine

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Mercedes-Benz SL 60 AMG R129

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the 1950s, the SL has been the pinnacle of sports range, starting the iconic 300SL with its gullwing doors and swooping – at a time when a Morris was what volume producers foisting on us. But in those 50 years the has changed immeasurably, with new incarnation of the SL introducing more and luxury to satisfy those buyers. The ‘Pagoda’ SL years 1963 to 1971 were to this, but the longest running SL was the model, introduced in 1971 a an SL fi rst – a V8; this ran largely unchanged in the department until 1989 its much-anticipated replacement fi nally cover.

Compared to its predecessor, the ‘R129’ was a revelation; a technological tour de that immediately moved game forward light and yet these SL remain in the shadows if its predecessors. Not for much longer According to Mercedes specialists the (remember that soap) SL is to be the next Big Thing – so buy now while remain JR’s loose


Mercedes-Benz SL 60 AMG R129

SL is built like a used to be. And should be!

The old R107 had a and proud service life so the was, as expected, virtually all and based upon the E Class at the time (and one of the German’s ever efforts we might albeit truncated for sports car Typically Mercedes there was the choice of engines – from a 2.8 litre six, through the 24 3-litre 300SL-24, right up to the strength 5 litre V8 with itself trumped by a 6-litre V12 out a massive 409bhp. There was an SL60 which managed 400bhp from 6-litres of V8. The icing on the cake, though, was the vault build quality

which, as it turned out, was the best Mercedes has managed or since. Confusingly, Mercedes did around with the model 1994 cars were the fi rst to the new designation. For example, the 500 SL now became SL Also starting in 1994, offered special SL models time to time, such as the Miglia edition cars of or the Silver Arrows of 2001. The proved so appealing, it prompted Diana to lease a 500SL in – the fi rst Royal to drive a foreign but let’s face it, if
you’re going to court a 326bhp sports car makes it it!



With a spanning 12 years, the earliest of is now over 20 years old, the can be seriously cheap. Just will get you into a leggy 300SL, but it’s not to be recommended; any SL will start at £5000 and with both the six and eight models similarly priced at age due to the higher running costs of the which peak at around 12k for a low mileage post-2000 car.

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