There exists a divided community of R129 Mercedes-Benz owners. On one hand there are those who feel that the V12 is necessary to make the car feel special and unique enough to be maximally enjoyable on rare driving occasions. On the other are more sensibly minded owners who prefer the cost-effectiveness and balance of the V8. I wonâ€™t interject my $0.02 into that discourse, but I will say that few R129 owners will disagree that a Silver Arrow SL600 is a very rare and desirable machine.
The Silver Arrow was a special edition of the R129 SL offered only in 2002, the final year of production. Only available in North America, Mercedes sold 1,550 Silver Arrow R129â€™s. Of these 1,550, only 100 were SL600â€™s. Featured here is one of those very few 600â€™s. I cannot recall the last time that one was publicly listed for sale, but having followed the R129 market closely since 2009, I can only recall ever seeing maybe one or two listed in online marketplaces.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Silver Arrow on eBay
Engine: 6.0 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 24,214 mi
Price: $59,888 Buy It Now
2002 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Silver Arrow 1 of 100 Produced
Up for sale is a SUPER RARE 2002 Mercedes Benz SL600 Silver Arrow. This here is a TRUE COLLECTORS CAR with only 100 ever produced. This car is only going to increase in value over the years to come and especially with these super low miles.
The interior looks AMAZING and shows only minimal wear. The convertible soft top is in IMMACULATE condition and looks like it has never seen rain. This car was garage kept by its previous owner and shows a great PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP.
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The Silver Arrow option on the SL was primarily an appearance package, and came with specially designed wheels, a unique interior scheme (two-tone white/black on the 500â€™s, and solid black with a specially designed perforation pattern on the 600â€™s), black birdâ€™s eye maple interior wood trim, a metal Mercedes-Benz briefcase, and a panoramic glass roof on the SL600 (optional on the SL500). The car featured here looks to be in respectable (and collectible) condition with only 24K miles and few noticeable imperfections. The only thing I feel is worth mentioning is the distasteful addition of a V12 badge on the trunk. It just spoils R129â€™s prowess in understated and tasteful excessiveness. Is it worth $60,000? I honestly donâ€™t know, but itâ€™s definitely something to consider if youâ€™re looking for a very unique modern classic with the possibility of producing a good ROI in the coming years.
-Andy (Capâ€™n Clean)