1996 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 1996 MB SL500 roadster for consignment is in 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 all the Mercedes tools,
a hardtop carrier, a cover, plenty of power conveniences, and
wrapped in red and black.
Enveloped in beautiful Imperial Red, the exterior of this car
presents very nicely with a few scuffs on the neoprene bumpers and
evidence of bodywork that matches the very minor accident reported
on the Carfax from 2012. Included is the optional hardtop in gloss
black, which is electronically released and relocked on with the
touch of a button. Upon its removal, you have the hardtop matching
black canvas convertible which remains sight unseen when folded
electronically behind the driver and passenger. Integrated body
matching red bumpers, aero inserted and smoothed headlights, a
swept back front glass, ribbed taillights, (they're self-cleaning),
and we have a sports car in sheep's clothing. Sunburst 16-inch
alloy wheels are on all 4 corners, and the exterior package is
completed with simply stated elegance.
Parchment leather and MB Tex, with plush padding and stitching
allow the driver and passenger an almost endless array of recline,
height, 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 AM/FM/Cassette
player, window controls, top actuator as well as the shifter. We
note a 6 CD changer tucked securely in the trunk. 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 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
the highway all the while spinning a 2.65 geared rear axle.
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 road dirt and 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
only issue that crept up during my tenure with this roadster was
the release for the hardtop actuates but does not release the top.
Thusly, I was unable to experience the wind in my thinning hair
feel of open-air motoring.
A fine example from 1996 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
Imperial Red and black, 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 650 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.