Mercedes-Benz's answer for the blooming grand touring car segment was in the form of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class. The SL-Class has been in production since 1954, and 2022 saw Mercedes-Benz rename the class to Mercedes-AMG SL. With seven generations of SL-Class, Mercedes-Benz has made a name for itself in the grand touring world. The first SL-Class was built for the Grand Prix and Mercedes-Benz had no intention of making a road version of the car until an American convinced the Germans to make one for the North American market. The fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz SL-Class was produced from 1989 to 2002. Up for grabs is a 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 with just 69,075 miles on the clock and available to be seen in the Lone Star State, Texas.
This 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 has a certain presence to it no matter the locale. This SL500 is draped in Brilliant Silver Metallic paint. While the car may look heavy, and slow, it is anything but. The front is dominated by a massive hood that leads to the grille which is accented by the Mercedes-Benz 3-pointed star. Body-color door handles and side moldings blend perfectly with the car. At a glance does not look like a convertible until the top is taken down by the push of a button. It sits on a set of 17” 5-spoke silver aluminum alloy wheels. The interior features an Ash color with the headliner board replaced with the matching factory two years ago as reported by the seller. The seller also reports that the convertible top and rear three windows were replaced five years ago. All 12 hydraulic rams for the convertible have been replaced, along with two trunk struts, lower control arm, convertible motion sensor switch, rooftop latch, antenna, and motor unit.
A grand tourer is usually distinguished by its engine offerings and Mercedes-Benz did not disappoint when they offered the 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 with the 5.0L V8 and mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Power output is at 302hp along with 339 lb-ft of torque. Fully independent suspension with the Mercedes-Benz Electronic Stability Program provides a smooth ride. The grip is provided by a set of Sumitomo HTR z3 rubbers with impressive stopping power from the all-wheel disc brakes.
Car Location: Texas 6 Bose Speakers Reported to have replaced convertible top and rear 3 windows 5 years ago Replaced all (12) hydraulic rams for the top Tires are Sumitomo HTR z3 Replaced the headliner board with matching factory fabric about 2 years ago. One of the last of 4 from Mercedes in
Germany Replaced drag linkage assembly Replaced idler arm assembly Replaced A/C Heater Dash Control Unit and A/C blower motor regulator Replaced headlight bulbs Replaced valve block blend door R129 Electric Hoist w/cradle for one person removal/attach hard shell top w/mounting instructions 2 key fobs Replaced (2) Trunk struts Replaced lower control arm Replaced convertible Motion sensor switch Replaced roof top latch Replaced tie rod Assembly Replaced antenna and motor unit Replaced lug nuts
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