1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Roadster
Purchased new by Don Williams, co-owner of The Auto Collection.
This particular R129 Mercedes-Benz was the very first car sold in the United States and 3 weeks before being delivered to any MBZ dealerships. It’s still never been registered. The Mercedes-Benz R129 automobiles were produced from 1989 through 2002. They were sold under the SL-Class model names. The R129 was produced as a two-door roadster with an automated (electro-hydraulic) textile tonneau cover. All R129s came standard with an additional hardtop roof that could be fitted as and when desired by having the canvas roof folded down and then by manually attaching the hardtop to the body.