The best color for r129

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bogatyri, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. Bogatyri

    Bogatyri Member

    Messages:
    57
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2014
    Car:
    Still save the $$
    Hello peepz I will have my money save soon to buy the SL500 129. I not sure the best color to buy for value when I sale again. Which is best? I like the white but I think green or blue is better for $$$. I wonder which color people prefer? thank you.... Mx
     
  2. martyz

    martyz MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,391
    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Location:
    New Forest
    Car:
    ClK240 209,190E 201.
    Azurite blue,does it for me,oh and cream leather.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. dinoy

    dinoy MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,999
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2010
    Location:
    london
    Car:
    mercedes of course
    azurite blue with pano roof
     
    2 people like this.
  4. RKC-benz

    RKC-benz Active Member

    Messages:
    526
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2013
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Car:
    S124 E280 Est (Storm Trooper variant), R129 SL320, Hiace campervan
    I have Obsidian black with mushroom/cream interior... It's really nice and quite a classic combo.

    But silver with black interior is nice too. The more niche colourways are sometimes lovely but are a bit "love or hate" ... But buy what you like, not what someone else wants! You have to drive and own it...
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. automaniaman

    automaniaman MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,667
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    Location:
    Nelsons County
    Car:
    Yes one of those
    Ditto #4...
     
  6. BTB 500

    BTB 500 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    18,818
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2005
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Car:
    R129 SL500, W639 Vito 120, S203 C230
    If you are only thinking about resale value then one of the conservative (safe) colours is probably the best bet. E.g. there was a beautiful SL60 for sale very recently which was a rare blue/green colour that I couldn't personally have lived with. I wouldn't want a white car myself either.

    Most people will buy an R129 on condition & history and will have some flexibility on colour ... so safe options like silver/black/blue won't put anyone off IMHO.
     
    1 person likes this.
  7. IanA2

    IanA2 MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    4,535
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    Location:
    East Mids
    Car:
    SL60 AMG, GES300, Lexus GS 430
    Silver, Black, or Blue for me.
     
    1 person likes this.
  8. DanMorgan

    DanMorgan Active Member

    Messages:
    666
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Location:
    Cardiff
    Car:
    R129 300SL 24V, W124 300CE, W210 E55 AMG, W140 S280
    I went for the black with cream leather, which imo is the best for a R129!

    [​IMG]
     
    2 people like this.
  9. IanA2

    IanA2 MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    4,535
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    Location:
    East Mids
    Car:
    SL60 AMG, GES300, Lexus GS 430

    Raise you Silver and Black !
     

    Attached Files:

    1 person likes this.
  10. RKC-benz

    RKC-benz Active Member

    Messages:
    526
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2013
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Car:
    S124 E280 Est (Storm Trooper variant), R129 SL320, Hiace campervan
    I like the black grille too...
     
  11. fast28

    fast28 Active Member

    Messages:
    80
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Location:
    Glos
    Car:
    CL63, SL5.5
    I think this Brabus 7.3 looks superb in Magma Red with the panoramic roof :rock:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. DanMorgan

    DanMorgan Active Member

    Messages:
    666
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
    Location:
    Cardiff
    Car:
    R129 300SL 24V, W124 300CE, W210 E55 AMG, W140 S280
    Thanks - Do it to all my cars to make them look more aggressive :devil:
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Dave Barlow

    Dave Barlow Active Member

    Messages:
    201
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2014
    Location:
    Writtle, Essex.
    Car:
    SLK32 AMG
    I have a R170 amg in Mystic Red with wine/black. Could be the only one in the country, unless someone knows otherwise?
     
  14. Biglee

    Biglee Active Member

    Messages:
    69
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2013
    Location:
    West Yorks
    Car:
    500 SL & Lexus IS F Sport, Land Rover Ser 2a & Saab Conv
    Anthracite

    [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  15. Spudulika

    Spudulika Member

    Messages:
    38
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2014
    Location:
    Hayling Island, Hampshire
    Car:
    R129 SL 280
    We all like our own colours otherwise we wouldn't have bought them.....

    Metallic Green is the only one for me lol
     
    1 person likes this.
  16. knighterrant

    knighterrant MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,641
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
    Location:
    Here
    Car:
    Yes
    Green seems to be the most "marmite" colour of all for MBs. When I was in the trade not so long ago they were the hardest ones to shift, no matter how lovely they looked. Whereas green Jags flew off the shelf. It's a funny old world!
     
    1 person likes this.
  17. RKC-benz

    RKC-benz Active Member

    Messages:
    526
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2013
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Car:
    S124 E280 Est (Storm Trooper variant), R129 SL320, Hiace campervan
    Actually - got to say that a bright red one always catches my eye when I see one out and about ...

    Hmmm ... Yes, I'd quite like red with black interior. Gonna have to re paint mine.
     
  18. BTB 500

    BTB 500 MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    18,818
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2005
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Car:
    R129 SL500, W639 Vito 120, S203 C230
    Green (with a few exceptions e.g. BRG on British cars) has always had a reputation for being an undesirable colour. I think it's supposed to be "unlucky"?
     
    1 person likes this.
  19. s88

    s88 Active Member

    Messages:
    575
    Joined:
    May 4, 2009
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Car:
    E320CDI & SL350
    Look on the bright side at least MB did colours in those days!

    And how good they looked.
     
  20. rusty55

    rusty55 Active Member

    Messages:
    178
    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2014
    Location:
    wiltshire
    Car:
    sl320
    Azurite blue with pano roof Blue soft top also on my sl320
    Wifes A4 Avant also in dark blue and they look great together
     
    1 person likes this.
Tags:

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.