1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Roadster
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a grand touring car manufactured by
Mercedes Benz since 1954. The designation SL derives from the
German Sportlich-Leicht, which translates to lightweight sport.
With unlimited speed limits prevalent in Europe, individuals who
owned such cars could quickly travel from point A to point B. This
is the true definition of grand touring, meaning traveling in
luxury and style at high speed.
This 1998, very nice condition and very sporty. A hardtop,
convertible top, and electrically operated top down give the owner
3 different cars to choose from. All full of options, including AMG
style wheels, and conveniences, wrapped in white.
Enveloped in beautiful white, the exterior of this car looks like
it just came from the showroom. Included is the optional hardtop,
which is electronically released and relocked on with the touch of
a button. Upon its removal, you have the black canvas convertible
which remains sight unseen when folded electronically behind the
driver and passenger. Integrated body matching white bumpers, aero
inserted and smoothed headlights, a swept back front glass, ribbed
taillights, and we have a sports car in sweeps clothing. Mercedes 5
spoke AMG 18-inch alloy wheels are on all 4 corners, and the
exterior package is completed with simply stated elegance.
Tan leather and MB Tex, with plush padding and stitching allow the
driver and passenger an almost endless array of recline, height,
temperature and stiffness options at the touch of a series of
buttons on the door. These buckets have some cracking in the
bolsters in their front sections. There is a storage area behind
the two bucket seats, as well as a wonderfully fully lined trunk in
light tan velour. Doors are lined with a tasteful mixture of light
tan leather, molded vinyl, and highly lacquered burl. This burl can
also be seen in the center console housing the stereo, CD player,
window controls, top actuator as well as the shifter. The dash is a
beautiful complimentary tan and brown leather and molded vinyl.
Analog gauges keep you informed of all major functions. A leather
wrapped sport steering wheel can be adjusted to ergonomic alignment
for the driver, no matter what's size they are. Manually moving the
shifter or simple automatic shift modes can be chosen at the
driver's will and a standard and winter/wet shifting mode can be
had with the flip of a toggle. Tan carpeting is fairly clean and
has protective black carpeted mats on top.
A 5.0 liter V8 drinks from an electronically controlled fuel
injection system. The smooth as silk 5-speed Daimler Benz 5G Tronic
automatic transmission can whisk you efficiently, or sporty down
Independent front and rear suspension provide a ride that fools you
into exactly how fast or slow you are really traveling. 4-wheel
power disc brakes stop this luxury sports car on a dime. A
peppering of surface rust is seen on some bolts here and there, but
overall clean rust-free stamped metal ground effects panels abound
along with lightweight cast aluminum throughout.
Nice sounds not only from the engine compartment but also from the
stereo system. However, I chose to listen to the engine which
performed beautifully with lots of unlimited acceleration, bias
free panic stopping, and handling like a sporty sedan should. The
turn signals did not disengage after turning, but all else worked
fine for the test drive.
A fine example from 1998 Mercedes Benz engineering, that has
remained timeless. Plenty of options, and conveniences adorn this
car, and the color combination with the contrast of the exterior
white, and the wonderful mixture of materials all in the light
tan/light brown color way for the interior. Sport luxury can be
yours right here at the Classic Auto Mall
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.