The Mercedes-Benz SL has a long and illustrious history dating back to 1954. Arguably, one of the most popular variants was the R107 of 1971-1989. Riding on the coat-tails of its success, the follow-up would need to be spectacular. That's why Mercedes-Benz went all-out with the R129, sporting a fresh Bruno Sacco-penned design, more power, and upgraded technological features. Over thirty years later, cars such as this 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL still turn heads. With 74,500 miles since new, this particular R129 isn't a garage queen, nor is it a high miler. Instead, it's a practical and usable collectible that's nearly attained classic status.
Wearing a black and silver two-tone paint job, this 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL is a timeless automobile, helped by its period alloy wheels. You'll also note the dinky wipers for each headlamp that work in conjunction with the headlight washers to keep them clean. Furthermore, the current owner includes not only the color-matched removable hard top but a cart to safely store it within your garage. When the hard top is not installed on the car, you can always deploy the electrically operated black soft top should the need arise. Inside, we've got a leather and wood-trimmed two-seat cabin with the best creature comforts of the time. These include automatic climate control with a functional heater plus a functional air conditioner. The current owner tells us that the system has undergone an R-134A refrigerant conversion for easier maintenance. You've also got power windows, power mirrors, power door locks, and even cruise control. One minor snafu reported is that the passenger-side power window does not function. An aftermarket JVC AM/FM radio head unit with CD playback has been installed at some point in this car's life.
This 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL is powered by an adequately powerful 3.0L in-line six-cylinder engine that developed 228hp when new, and it sends drive to the rear wheels via a 5-speed 5G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The 300SL is also more fuel-efficient than the V8-engined 500SL, another pleasant benefit of this car. Independent suspension all-round ensures that handling is what you'd expect of a top-tier Mercedes-Benz product. Disc brakes on all four wheels with ABS ensure steady stops, while power steering is present too.
Get pre-qualified for an auto loan