Pay attention to one of those few lucky times that you can fulfill
a luxury and performance promise without breaking the bank. This
1994 Mercedes SL500 is a modern classic that will never leave you
The SL has a long history of being sleek, purposeful, and dignified, with a healthy dose of performance under the surface. The subtle two-tone metallic smoke silver paint seems to capture this attitude perfectly as it tips its hat to the classic Pagoda SLs. In typical Mercedes-Benz standards, the fit and finish is beyond reproach. The doors close with precision usually reserved for cars with solid roofs, the gaps are so tight you can't even fit a fingertip in them, and with the color-matched bumper and rocker panel moldings, it has a very sporty demeanor. The imposing grille with three-pointed star is almost as good as a plow for getting slower traffic out of your way.
This has earned its reputation as a luxury cruiser through a long list of desirable features. Comfortable tan leather heated buckets with dual memory settings adjust in every possible direction, the wheel tilts and telescopes, and all that wood is real. But 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 everything from the dual airbags to the anti-lock disc brakes to the roll bar that automatically pops up when danger is detected. There are other amenities such as power windows, power steering, power locks, cruise control, automatic climate control, and a Bose premium AM/FM/cassette stereo powerful enough to be heard at triple-digit speeds with the top down. And speaking of top, you not only get a nice brown folding roof, but this one also comes with the color matching hard top that makes your roadster look like a sleek coupe.
The 500 in SL500 refers to the 5.0 liter DOHC V8 that lives under the hood. Making a robust 315 horsepower, it gives you the freedom to choose to keep up with traffic, or easily leave all of them behind. There's a V8 bellow from the exhaust that sounds like LeMans at night, and it turns out that the engine is virtually bulletproof in the real world. This one has led a pampered life, and it comes with the maintenance records to prove it. Mercedes convertibles don't get their motors swapped like muscle cars, and so this has its original powertrain that has averaged less than 4,500 miles per year since new. The four-speed automatic transmission snaps to attention with the poke of the throttle, and the multi-link suspension provides impressive handling. In total, this is the ultimate roadster for the driver who wants a tight handling car for the backroads but doesn't want to give up supple comfort or space for the golf clubs.
This SL500 is in an interesting place in the market where a Mercedes roadster so cherished that it comes with its original warranty card and owner's manual is still well within reach. It's time to get a piece of the good life at a great price. Call today!!