The Mercedes R129 SL
Bernd S. Koehling
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The Mercedes SL R129 has started to become a collectible and good examples sell at a premium. The V8 is naturally the most popular version. A special case is the V12. To buy one that is less than perfect is a guarantee to ruin you. This 220-page guide was last updated in February 2018 and tells you everything about the car’s history; it also explains in detail chassis number and data card and offers a comprehensive buyer’s guide. All this is accompanied by over 150 recent non-Daimler AG color photos and includes pictures of the suspension. These are some of the topics covered:
•The development of the R129
•The safety standards and the first integral seat in an open car
•The technical aspects
•The 500SL and 300SL-24
•The V12 arrives
•The 1995 facelift
•The 1998 facelift
•The navigation system
•The AMG models, from the SL36 to the SL72
•The special editions, from the 1995 Mille Miglia to the 2000 UK Heritage Edition
•The tuning scene, from Brabus to RENNtech
•The Middelhauve and Karman SL
•The VIN/FIN explained
•The data card explained
•What is my R129 worth
•R129 buyer’s guide
•Which R129 model should I buy
•Technical specifications and production figures
This guide ends with a free book offer. Enjoy!
Available both in e-book and hard copy formats, this book is part of a series that covers all SL models. The author Bernd S. Koehling has so far over 25 books and e-books about Mercedes-Benz cars to his credit. They cover vehicles from the 1947 170V to the 2012 SL65 AMG.