1991 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Roadster SOLD

Immaculate and Reliable Daily Driver, Ready to Enjoy.

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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Hardtop Roadster
VIN WDBFA66E4NF037889
Anthracite Metallic with Grey Leather Interior


Introduced in 1989 to replace the venerable but aging previous generation of SL that had been in production since 1972, the R129 was a technological tour de force when it was first introduced. Chock full of interesting technological, convenience, and safety features, the car was highly sought after and thoroughly modern. The 5.0 liter V8 provided 322hp and an unmistakable (but not too intrusive) V8 soundtrack, as well as 155mph top speed, while safety features such as airbags, ABS, and a pop up rollover hoop provided the level of safety expected of a Mercedes-Benz. Luxury features were abundant as well, with abundant electric accessories (seats, windows, top, locks, mirrors), automatic climate control, and the like. The design would remain the same with occasional updates until 2002, representing a typically long production run characteristic of Mercedes-Benz automobiles.

This particular car is a beautifully preserved and nearly time-warp example that looks as though it is perhaps a one or two year car. Its enthusiastic owner has spent over $5,700 in the last 18 months to bring the car to its current outstanding mechanical condition as well, including regular servicing and consumables, all new stereo system, new radiator, new alternator, and brake pads. There are records included for all of this work, and the new stereo included a pair of subwoofers, an external amplifier, and a new receiver with direct iPod hardwired input. The owner has driven the car daily for the duration of that time, ensuring that the car has no issues from sitting and is ready to be enjoyed reliably. The car also comes with all of its original equipment, including Mercedes-Benz floormats, original hardtop, spare key, manual pack, and wind blocker.

The cosmetic condition of this car truly defies its age and is a testament to the legendary level to which Mercedes-Benz used to build their cars. The paintwork shows light road wear on the bottom of the front bumper, as well on the hood and front fenders, but no other scratches or chips of significance. The amount of wear is well below average and is consistent with a car that has covered perhaps 20,000 to 30,000 miles. The remainder of the paint and body are superb, with excellent luster and no deterioration to the clearcoat. The lights, glass, and lenses are excellent and show almost no wear. The wheels are upgraded 16 by 8 inch items from a newer Mercedes and are free from wear to the finish and curb rash.

The interior is similarly well-preserved, with the only signs of wear being on the bolster of the driver`s seat. There is light creasing but no cracking or holes, while the remainder of the interior is like new. The wood is free from cracking and scratches, while the dashboard has no warping, cracking, or discoloration. The instruments and switches are excellent throughout, as are the carpets. Everything is incredibly well-wrought, and even the door pockets and center console compartments lock with the doors, for protecting valuables when the car is parked with the top down.

The engine and trunk are both extraordinarily clean. The engine is almost spotless, a remarkable feat for a daily driven car.

This is an ideal opportunity to acquire one of these elegant, usable and almost indestructible cars. The fully electric lined top and hardtop make this car ideal for all seasons, both for daily or occasional use, while the large eight cylinder engine makes progress pleasingly rapid and enjoyable. This particular car is an unmolested and wonderfully looked after example that needs nothing and remains so nice that it is difficult to believe. Moreover, with the full host of original equipment and extras, this car is highly complete as well.

Reference Number 15607

as of 11/19/2007

Overview
Car 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL Roadster
VIN WDBFA66E4NF037889 
Exterior / Interior Color Charcoal /      Grey  
Mileage 88,753 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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