This Benz has only had two owners and has been family owned for 25 Years! Since new in 1992! Well maintained & always garaged.
CLEAN CAR FAX 96,266 Miles
Original Straight 6 3.0 L Engine 177 HP / 5-Speed Automatic Transmisison Runs and Drives GREAT New fuel distributor and injectors Recent plugs, idle switch and 02 sensors New Water pump, hoses and battery Factory White exterior never repainted, the front bumper has been touched up there are some minor road blemishes in the paint. Black Retractable Power Soft Convertible Goes up and down excellently - NO HARD TOP Grey Leather interior is also original- Shows minimal wear No rips, cracks or tears in the seats, carpet or on the dash. EXCELLENT CONDITION Power Steering Power Brakes Air conditioning Heat/ Defrost FULL Y LOADED WITH: Power Wind Screen, power windows, locks, tilt & telescopic wheel, Dual vanity mirrors, Dual power Seats with 3 Memory positions for driver and passenger, Dual heated seats, cruise control, Dual power mirrors, fog lights Clock works! Aftermarket Alpine AM/ FM CD player Riding on new Tires and Brakes 17 AMG RIMS Runs on Premium Gas Just had Front end Alignment
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a grand touring car manufactured by Mercedes since 1954. The designation SL derives from the German Sportlich-Leicht, (English: Sport Lightweight). The original idea was suggested by American importer Max Hoffman, who perceived a market for a toned-down Gran Prix car tailored to affluent performance enthusiasts in the booming post-war American market, which remains the primary market for the vehicles.
The SL designation was first applied to the 300 SL, often referred to as the "Gullwing" due to its gullwing or upward-opening doors.
The term SL refers to the marketing variations of the vehicle, including the numerous engine configurations spanning six design generations The 1990 Mercedes SL base model was the 228 hp (170 kW) 3.0-litre inline 6 300 SL version in the US. In Europe the base model was the 190 hp (140 kW) 3.0-litre inline 6 300 SL with 12 valves, and the 228 hp (170 kW) 3.0-litre inline 6 with 24 valves is known as the 300 SL 24 . But it was the 322 hp (240 kW) 500 SL (with a 5.0 L V8 engine) which made the most headlines. The specification was high, with electric windows, mirrors, seats and roof.
The R129 model was the first convertible/roadster to offer the automatic rollbar deployment in event of rollover. The motorist can also manually raise and lower the rollbar should he choose to. This facilitates the clean look of R129 without compromising the occupant's safety.
1994 saw a minor facelift for the SL with changes to the taillamps and white turn signal indicators in the front, and the 300 SL was replaced in Europe by the SL 280 and SL 320 (with 2.8- and 3.2-litre I6 engines). The SL 500 continued with the same powerful engine. A 389 hp (290 kW) 6.0-litre V12 SL 600 topped the range. Introduced in 1993 as the 600 SL, it was re-badged the SL 600 in 1994.
The SL 320 replaced the 300 SL in the United States in 1995, but the SL 280 was not offered. The six-cylinder SLs were dropped from the US line-up in 1998, leaving just the V8 and V12. The SL 500 got a new 302 hp (225 kW) 5.0-litre V8 for 1999.