• Year of manufacture 
    1991
  • Mileage 
    13 059 mi / 21 017 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    153
  • Reference number 
    1774
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    other
  • Location
    United States
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

Chassis No. WDBFA66E5MF026477

Replacing the beloved "R107" in 1989, the new "R129" generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class would continue to lead the automaker into the new millennium. The styling was revised by Bruno Sacco and a completely new V8 engine was developed as well. Replacing the "M117," the 5.0-liter "M119" delivered 322 horsepower with a lighter-weight design improving handling characteristics. Comfort and conveniences abounded, from automatic climate control to the fully power-operated soft-top. Today, these cars have aged gracefully into their role as a beloved youngtimer classic that still offers lovely modern amenities.

This 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL was ordered new in Pearl Blue Metallic (348) with a complimentary Blue leather (272) interior. As an early 1991 model, it features the two-tone "Sacco panels," 16 inch "Gullideckel" wheels, and a matching blue leather steering wheel. Powering the SL is a 5.0-liter "M119" V8 mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The clever automatic dampening and self-leveling suspension system (ASD) is paired with automatic skid control (ASR) to ensure optimal driving pleasure with high safety reserves maintained during challenging road conditions.

Equipped with a power-folding soft top and a color-keyed removable hard top, this 500 SL combines the personality of three distinct cars into one. With the hard top in place, the car becomes an intimate coupe. Upon its removal, the SL takes on an open-air personality with its top lowered, or in 30 seconds and the touch of a single button, the power-folding Dark Blue soft top provides immediate shelter from the weather.

Today this 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL remains in excellent condition as a result of its remarkably low 13,059 miles at the time of cataloging. Recent service work from June 2022 is reported to include the replacement of the hood pad insulation, spark plugs, distributor cap, rotor, shifter bushings, and softtop hydraulic cylinders. With its front fender-mounted air vents harkening back to the illustrious 300 SL Gullwing Coupe, this highly original 500 SL is a modern classic, a welcome addition to any burgeoning collection.


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