Now up for auction is this 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 presented in Imperial Red over a Beige leather interior. Equipped with a very rare removable panoramic hardtop as well as a powerful 5.0 L V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission, this SL offers unbeatable drivability and value. Stated to have been garage-kept and properly maintained by its current owner over the past 7 years, this luxurious SL-class Mercedes-Benz is now being offered in excellent driving condition out of South Carolina, complete with brand-new tires and brakes.
The Imperial Red finish on this SL is reported to be in great shape, although some of the clear coat is noted to be worn away on the front bumper (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery). The seller also states that the right rear fender was professionally refinished to address a cosmetic imperfection . This R129 Mercedes features twin side fender vents, body colored moldings and factory aluminum alloy wheels which come dressed in brand-new Cooper tires installed within the last 1k miles. Noteworthy equipment includes a black convertible soft top as well as a rare removable panoramic glass hardtop.
Inside, the Beige leather interior is said to be in very good condition with a recently replaced OEM Mercedes head unit. The seller indicates that the passenger seatbelt and windshield wiper motor were also replaced under their ownership. All gauges and accessories are stated to be fully functional with the exception of the remote door locks.
This SL500 is equipped with a hearty 5.0 L quad-cam V8 engine which sends 315 HP to the rear wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission. Factory performance features include an independent 5-arm multilink rear suspension, Antilock Braking System (ABS) and speed-sensitive power assisted steering. An ignition system refresh was performed under the current ownership along with new brake pads and rotors which were installed within the last 500 miles. All routine service is reported to be up to date and the seller notes that a full inspection was recently carried out by an independent Mercedes dealer which found the car to be in excellent mechanical order.
The sale of this Mercedes-Benz will include 1 master key, a clean title, owner’s books, service records from the current ownership, tools, a jack, spare tire and car cover. This powerful and luxurious SL500 makes an excellent driver for any occasion, do not miss out.