Hey guys, its been a while, I sold my white 500 6.0 and moved the dark side of BMW.
I was looking through a Japanese auction and something caught my eye if anyone is interested in it. I'm sort of playing around with the idea of even getting it and getting back into R129 ownership as I really miss it.
There is a black 1990 500SL 6.0 going through the Auction at 10am Oct 31 Japan time. From what I can see, its got a period correct AMG body kit (its also the correct MK1 Version 1 with the AMG stamping on the front lip as opposed to the SL60 which didn't have this) and wheels. Its been given a 3.5 Grade which is pretty good considering its age. They are reporting the displacement as 6000cc and 100,384KM's, so its about 60,000 miles.
Things I've noticed, xenon headlight update, frosted corners, and something I've never actually seen fitted to a R129, but a real carbon fiber interior with carbon fiber AMG steering wheel. It does have the suspension button as well which all GENUINE AMG models have.
Currently no bids pending on it online, I've made an auction deposit so I was wondering if anyone wants it I can bid on it if they like? I dont know how you would register it in the US, but in Canada its no problem.
Shipping this car to North America will be around $1,500. And seeing the prices that R129's are going at in Japan I expect this car to sell at around 3,500-6,000 USD. Standard SL500's are selling for such low figures its insulting to even post them up...
It is a 1990, so its one of the rarer AMG cars, and personally I think better built than the SL60 AMG's. I dont know what shape the soft top is in. It looks like its been taken care of? Wheels look like they could use a dish polish
You guys can shoot me a text if you like at 604 836 7169