There's something great about going premium car shopping on our site, and this 2001 Mercedes SL500 is the perfect example. It has been cared for all its life, so its paint, interior, and big original V8 motor are all in amazing condition. In fact, the only part of this two-top convertible that shows its age is the low price.
If you want to treat the interstate like the Autobahn, do it in a R129 Mercedes-Benz SL. It has an intimidating presence when it looms large in anyone's rear-view mirror. That's due in large part to the wide grille and massive three-pointed star. But from any angle, this car looks like unstoppable performance. While it's not a small car, it does have the sheetmetal stretched tight over the mechanicals, and few cars have ever been as densely packed with technological wizardry as this SL. Not just technology, but just superior engineering, too. You see that in how the original paint has not just survived, but it still has the kind of luster that makes lesser cars jealous. The Travertine Beige was a great choice in 2001, because it still is an elegant hue today. The metallic glow of the paintwork does a fantastic job of coordinating with the sheen on the upgraded 18-inch AMG five-spoke wheels. You might have also noticed in the pictures that this car comes with the desirable removable hardtop. It gives you the option of having a sophisticated personal luxury coupe whenever you desire.
The R129 is a true luxury and technology machine, and you know it the moment you sit down. Those tan leather buckets are powered, heated, and engineered to keep you comfortable on long road trips. Of course the pair of seats is just the tip of the premium iceberg. This SL has real wood trim, power windows, power locks, cruise control, and automatic climate control. The powerful AM/FM/cassette stereo w/CD changer has speakers by Bose, so it sounds fantastic with the top up or down. And speaking of the top, it's a multi-layered tan cloth roof that raises and lowers electronically with the touch of a button. 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 features such as the dual front airbags, side airbags, anti-lock disc brakes, and roll bar that automatically pops up when danger is detected.
With a car so well preserved so far, you'll be happy to know that the original 5.0-liter motor lives within the engine bay. The fuel-injected, DOHC V8 makes robust 302 horsepower, it gives you the freedom to choose to keep up with traffic, or easily leave all of them behind. It has led a pampered life, and we have thousands $$$$ in maintenance receipts to prove that this roadster has been taken care of like a proper luxury Mercedes should. The five-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.
You could be shopping for a used hatchback or you could take home this Mercedes SL for the same price. The best part is you can show off this premium convertible with pride since it comes with documentation like the very important maintenance receipts and the owner's manual. It's your chance at filet mignon for hamburger prices. Call today!!!