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Cheshire Classic Benz

Supplying the highest quality examples of classic Mercedes-Benz cars from the 1960s to 1990s

SL320 Roadster 3.2 Litre 1996P

Green/Black metallic, matching panoramic hardtop, black power operated soft top, Mushroom leather interior, walnut wood trim, leather steering wheel and gear knob, 5 speed automatic, climate control, cruise control, airbags, ABS/BAS/ESP, electric seats/mirrors, rear seats, remote alarm/immobiliser/central locking, heated electric exterior mirrors, wind deflector, original 16” alloy wheels, original radio/CD changer, all handbooks, tools, original first aid kit etc, FSH, 86,000 miles.


This is a beautiful example of a mid period R129 SL, in a gorgeous colour scheme that suits the model so well. It is particularly desirable as having the earlier M104 straight-six engine, which most people consider to be smoother and less costly to maintain than the V6 which followed it.

It was supplied new by Speeds of Chesterfield in August 1996 to a local owner, and stayed in that area for around five years until 2001. It then moved to the Chester area and stayed in that area until it went to its latest owner in Nottingham in early 2018. He has now rationalised his vehicle fleet so it is once more available to a new owner.

Servicing has always been carried out at the correct intervals, with six entries in the book from the supplying dealer, two from other MB dealers, five from independent MB specialists and one from a non-franchised garage. As well as the fully completed service book we have MOT records back to 2004 and many service and repair invoices.

This car is a pleasure to drive, with instant response and ample power, as befits the fastidious maintenance regime which has been followed. All physical and cosmetic aspects of the car are in superb condition, and it will be admired wherever it goes. The remaining pool of top quality R129 SL roadsters is now quite small, and price pressure from the earlier W113 and R107 models is causing values to increase from a low base on a significant upward curve. Now could be the time to buy something which will not only be a pleasure to own and drive, but also an astute investment for the future.

We have carried out a comprehensive mechanical check of the car in our own workshop. Any faults found have been remedied, and any required maintenance has been carried out. A schedule of this work will be supplied with the car, along with our own warranty, details of which can be supplied on request.

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Coronavirus Precautions etc.Updated 22 January 2021

In line with UK Government instructions we are currently closed to visitors until further notice. We are however contactable by phone and email during normal business hours.

We are still selling cars during lockdown, and as well as our legendary ultra-detailed website descriptions and multiple photos we are now working to provide a no-nonsense 'warts and all' walk-round video for each car. In recent months these videos have given many customers the confidence to purchase cars without actually seeing them 'in the metal'. We are happy to store your purchase free of charge until such time as it is permissible to collect it.


Due to various staffing and supply issues outside our control it is currently taking much longer to prepare cars, and as a result there are very few for sale on the website at present. Models currently awaiting preparation but available for inspection are: R107 300SL roadster, W111 280SE 3.5 coupe, W123 230CE coupe, W123 280TE estate, W124 E320 estate, W124 300TE estate, W124 230TE estate, W124 230CE coupe, W124 E220 cabriolet, W126 500SEL saloon and W201 190E 2.5-16 saloon. Any of them can be reserved pending preparation, and as soon as you have secured your chosen car by payment of a deposit it will be brought to the head of the queue for immediate attention.