Former boss of Evo Magazine and the current JLR Special Operations top consultant Harry Metcalfe is the embodiment of all that is good about being a car person. In his latest exclusive video he shows off his latest acquisition, a 1993 Mercedes SL600 V12 Roadster.
On the face of it, this car is an ancient roadster with a huge thirsty engine that doesn’t make much sense. But Harry’s a clever boy. Listen to the story of this Mercedes SL600 and find out why he bought it, how much he paid for it, and how much fun he’s getting out of it:
The R129 generation Mercedes SL600 will go down in the history books as one of the all time greats. You just saw what this car is capable of. It is so silky smooth, Harry could balance a coin on the cylinder head, and yet punchy and powerful enough to go from 0 to 60 in under six seconds. And then there is all those gadgets and features. The car is impressive now, so what was it like back in the 90s? Mind you, back then this car cost as much as a posh house, so you’d kind of expect it to be over the top.
With this video Harry proves that you don’t have to be a millionaire to enjoy high-end motoring. Sometimes a 5 grand car can deliver as much fun as a 500 grand super car.The Story of Harry’s Mercedes SL600 R129,