1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500

Streetside Classics-Phoenix
614 E. Auto Center Dr.
Mesa, AZ

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Mesa, AZ



Year 1996
Mileage 74692
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model SL500

SL500 1996

Title Status --
Exterior Color Smoke Silver
Interior Color Parchment


There's something great about going premium car shopping on our site, and this 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 is the perfect example. It's a loaded luxury machine that comes with everything from a fuel-injected V8 motor to a choice of two tops. And you get it all for one surprisingly affordable price.

If you want to treat the interstate like the Autobahn, do it in an R129 Mercedes 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. So it will almost make traffic part to get out of your way. But really, a car like this is not just about its confident style. The Smoke Silver color is an elegant hue today. The metallic glow of the paintwork highlights the clean and straight lines of the body, and it's a reminder of the upper-class style. Because this is the factory paint application, it's also a reminder of the superior build quality and good care over its two-owner life thus far. The brown folding top even harmonizes with this color package. 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.

Averaging only about 3k miles annually means this one has spent its life less like a daily commuter and more as an occasional pleasure driver. Those great-looking tan leather buckets are engineered to keep you comfortable on long road trips, and they power adjust to your ideal position. Of course, that's just the tip of the premium features. This SL has real wood trim, power locks, cruise control, power steering, power windows, and automatic climate control. That last one is great, because it knows how to keep up with a change in atmosphere, and that's what the car was born to do. When you're using the well-insulated soft top, it can power down in a matter of moments. So you can go from enclosed luxury, to open to the world without ever leaving the driver's seat. And the upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with fold-out touchscreen and Bluetooth is a great upgrade for better driving music. While this car has crossed the quarter-century threshold to make it eligible for antique car benefits in some areas, this one is very much a young classic. And that means modern safety. This can be seen on features such as the dual front airbags, anti-lock disc brakes, and roll bar that automatically pops up when danger is detected.

The 500 in SL500 means a mighty 5.0-liter V8 in the tidy engine bay. The 300+ horsepower fuel-injected, DOHC unit has the ideal mix of quick reactions and smooth delivery. The five-speed automatic transmission snaps to attention with the poke of the throttle; the four-wheel power disc brakes provide excellent stopping power; and the multi-link suspension provides impressive handling. In total, this is the ultimate convertible for the driver who wants a tight-handling car for the back roads, but also doesn't want to give up supple comfort or space for the golf clubs.

The sale comes complete with the original window sticker, owner's manual packet, two key fobs, and fun details like the accessory cell phone and users manuals. Well-respected dignified style always looks expensive, so you don't have to tell others about the value price you paid. Call today!!!


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