Vehicle Description

This 1991 Mercedes 300SL is a new generation classic with a bold look and a luxury A/C interior. But what's truly impressive is this is a rare five-speed example. Yes, you've found a stick-shift SL!

The Signal Red is a bold color that gives this car an instant presence. This is the original paint to the car, so it has been enjoyed, but the overall condition reminds you instantly of why this was over $78K car when new. And this level of quality remains throughout this droptop. The doors close with precision usually reserved for coupes, the gaps retain their meticulousness uniformity, and the big tri-star leading the way is as bold and bright as ever. Plus, being treated with respect from day one means you are looking at a highly original example, right down to the 16-inch factory alloys.

The tan pinstripe running the length of the car is also a preview of the full tan leather interior. After all, this SL needs to look its best with the top down, because these were made to be open to the world. As you peek inside, there is a sense that there was the best care and maintenance to where it feels like they tuned back the clock a couple of decades. The bucket seats have been engineered to be all-day comfortable, and the dual memory settings means it always power adjusts back to your favorite position. But more than just comfort, there's another side to Mercedes amenities that are always a nice bonus. This premium marque is known for engineering plenty of safety into their cars, and this can be seen on features like the dual airbags, anti-lock brakes, and the roll bar that automatically pops up when danger is detected. There are other great features such as power windows, power locks, cruise control, keyless entry/alarm, and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with USB input. The factory automatic A/C climate control is there to keep you feeling comfortable even when the top is down in the summertime. And speaking of top, you not only get a nice black folding power roof, but this one also comes with the color matching hardtop that makes your roadster look like a sleek coupe.

Power comes from a 3.0-liter fuel-injected inline-six. It's as silky as a turbine and torquey enough to make the drop-top feel quick and light on its feet. But the true key to performance is that you have full control over the motor with the five-speed manual transmission. Stick shifts are a rarity in Benzes of this era. They would be fully abolished within a few years because they were not popular in the USA. So this is a seldom-seen option that will continue to give this car added distinction for years to come. It's also legendary for its durability, and thanks to proper maintenance throughout its life, it still fires up with the kind of vigor that makes far newer vehicles jealous. The fully independent suspension makes this the perfect grand touring machine for the backroads. Plus, the power steering and four-wheel disc brakes only heighten this experience.

This special Benz also comes with terrific paperwork, including the original window sticker, bill of sale, owner's manual, and maintenance records. So if you know how rare this opportunity is, then you know you can't miss this stick-shift R129 SL. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1388560
  • Price:$17,995
  • Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
  • Year:1991
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:300SL
  • Exterior Color:Signal Red
  • Interior Color:Creme Beige
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:88724
  • Stock Number:5502-ATL
  • VIN:WDBFA61E6MF019755