We’ve spotted another clean R129 on the market. This time our search took us to TSF Auto Sales in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey where this exceptionally clean and well kept 2002 SL500 can be found. The listing can be viewed here on TSF’s website with an asking price of $18,990 and showing only 64k miles on the clock. Thanks to one of our subscribers, Serge Gayetsky for this submission.
Finished in Brilliant Silver Metallic (744) over Gray Nappa Leather, this SL500 displays beautifully as the quintessential R129, meaning it’s got the right options, in the right colors, as the final model year for these cars when everything seemed to effortlessly click. It’s listed as a three owner example with no evidence of prior paintwork or body work and has remained with the most recent owner since 2004. Options include AMG Sport Package (Included on all 2001-2002 models), Xenon Headlamps, and heated seats.
For the warmer months, this SL500 is outfitted with a black soft top which appears to be in great condition displaying a clear rear window and no rips, tears, or snags. The matching Brilliant Silver hardtop is still present for the winter months and looks to be in nice shape with the electrical connector still intact for the rear heating element. The leather seats and accents seem to be well cared for and conditioned showing little to no wear and no cracking as far as we can see from the photos
Interior details appear equally as nice with the dashboard, shift knob, and steering wheel looking exceptionally good for this vintage of SL. The cabin has retained the factory Becker head unit and the wood trim across the center console and doors doesn’t look terribly sun-baked or faded. The cabin has retained the factory Becker head unit and stereo from what we can tell. Light stuffing can be seen along the bottom of the drivers door and door sill. Factory reproduction black floor mats accompany the car.
Given the mileage, history, and options list, the asking price is well within range of being reasonable for a car like this. Hopefully this goes to someone who will continue to enjoy and maintain it as the previous owners have.