|Condition Info||Tested to be working on the donor vehicle before removal, may show some signs of wear which is reflected in the price. Please refer closely to the pictures and description.|
|Part Exchange||None. We do not offer part exchange for this item.|
|Returns Period||1 month|
|Warranty Period||3 month|
|Master Part No||*|
If you really want to understand your R129, see this 400 page “Introduction Into Service” R129 SL Workshop Manual. This is principally for M103 M104 and M119 engined cars: the 300SL, SL300-24 and the 500SL - that's 129060, 129061 and 129066. Though this does still include most of the body, soft top workings and electrical detail related to all R129 model years.
The book includes complete engine specifications and a mass of information on the workings and design of the running gear, body, braking and electrical components. It makes for incredible reading.
The best route to problem diagnosis is to use a manual to understand the functionality of the relevant problem part - and how it relates to the different elements within that system.
DVD’s and PDF files are an inefficient way to research the information contained within this book, and are no match for the real thing.
Buying The Right Part
1. Use the part number. Nearly every Mercedes-Benz part has a 10 digit part number stamped or engraved on it (e.g. A1298203026 or 1298203026). If this item's part number matches yours, then then the part will fit your car.
If we don't have your number in stock, we may have a superseded part which is still compatible with your car, so please message us and we will diagnose this for you.
2. No part number, or still not sure? No problem, just contact us with the following information:
Then our experienced support team will diagnose this for you. In the absence of a part number we will assist as best we can, but please make sure that you're satisfied before buying.
Please inspect the photos carefully. In most cases you will receive the exact product pictured, but in some instances the listing photos only serve to represent our typical stock.
The R129 Co is a UK-based team of auto enthusiasts selling parts for Mercedes-Benz sports cars and luxury vehicles. Cars that we ourselves love and drive everyday.
Our parts are of predominantly original Mercedes-Benz or OE (Original Equipment) brand, the use of which best retains the integrity and resale value of these cars.
We sell parts of mostly pre-owned condition, which often provides a lifeline when their new equivalent is unavailable or unaffordable.
We strive to make buying pre-owned feel like buying new. Our stock is inspected, tested, cleaned and photographed honestly, and stored professionally. Our online listings are catalogued accurately. When dispatching, we pack our orders securely with good padding and correct labelling. And, our warranty and returns policies are simple and robust for peace of mind.
If you need to contact The R129 Co, you will notice our team's professionalism, breadth of knowledge and passion for high-end motoring. We value concise and expedient communication.
And, we're always looking to improve! Your feedback is most welcome. If you've had a good experience with us, why not help other enthusiasts to find us by dropping us a quick review on Google?
We hope to see you soon.
Delivery & Import Fees
We use great couriers with whom we have built trustworthy relationships with over a number of years. We maintain close contact with them so we can address any potential consignment issues immediately. Our couriers of choice are currently UK Mail, DHL and UPS. For orders on pallet or freight, we may use somebody different, but we will ensure they are of an equally high standard.
Dispatch Cut-off Time
Orders placed before 12:30PM GMT on business days will be dispatched that same day.
Tracking info will be emailed to you as soon as your order is dispatched.
Please provide of the following to avoid customs delay or failure:
- Email address (required)
- Phone number (required)
- EORI or Tax Identification Number / Personal Tax Number (if possible)
Taxes And Import Fees (Duty Costs)
Non-UK customers must pay all taxes and import fees. Making export invoice adjustments is not possible; we declare all items correctly as is required by UK customs authorities. We are preparing to switch to a duty-paid alternative in early 2023.
Please contact us to arrange before buying. Collection address is The R129 Co, Ellison Court, Sissinghurst Road, Biddenden, Kent, TN27 8DT, United Kingdom.
Cancellations, Returns & Warranty
We can cancel orders before they are dispatched, just let us know.
Your product will arrive sealed inside a spacious transparent bag with a returns seal closing it shut. Please immediately inspect it for defects or differences without opening the bag. If the returns seal is broken (or the bag is damaged or ripped) then we cannot accept a return; it can only be processed as a warranty claim (see Warranty below).
Contact us if you have any further questions about returns.
Our products are covered by a minimum three month warranty period at no additional charge (see product description for warranty length). The warranty period begins on the date of dispatch, which can be found in your order confirmation email.
If your product has become defective and is within its warranty period, contact us right away and we'll ask you to send it to us for inspection. When sending such items to us, customers must initially pay for delivery costs including taxes and import fees. Once we confirm its defectiveness we will refund you for this cost of return delivery including taxes and import fees, and will replace the product with the same one free of charge.
Warranty is void where damage has been sustained by the customer, which includes water damage, or evidence of incorrect use or fitment that may directly or indirectly have led to any components’ failure. Where relevant we will ask for written evidence of the procedure used to fit the part and the qualifications of the fitter.
Contact us if you have any further questions about warranty, including extending your warranty period if you would like to.