Still looks good, even at 20 years old. Best bet the 224bhp SL320 V6 with 5 speed autobox from June 1998.
Heavy, separate hard-top. Uninspiring handling.
Latest Updated Mercedes Benz SL R129 26-6-2012: R129 SLs have very complex electrics, so the older the car is the more likely these are to be flakey due to moisture ingress, breaking down of insulation, etc. Best to buy as late year as possible.