|Car location:||Bellevue, Washington, United States|
For sale Mercedes SL500 5.0L V8, 2000. Vin WDBFA68F4YF[hidden information]
Most desirable color combo - black exterior, Java/Saffron interior. Factory chrome wheels. 130k miles from new, Service History as per schedule by local Mercedes main dealer and at Park Place Mercedes Benz Garage. Mechanically in full working order, fluids changed regularly. Bose Acoustimas sound system, iPhone connection, soft top hydraulics work perfectly, no rips. New heated seats fitted. Many new plastics. New tires. Any inspections welcome. Perfect car for summer with top down, cloth top and removable hard top included which also makes for no compromise winter driving. Selling due to a project. Starting bids at $7998
This 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 is finished in black over Saffron leather and has been owned by me since January 2015. It was purchased new in Penselvania in March 2001, under a 2 year lease. Overall condition is commensurate with the car being garaged regularly and cared for throughout its life, accumulating just under 130,000 miles over the past 17 years. The car has been kept stock throughout, and factory standard equipment and options include:
- Electric seats with adjustable memory- Automatically dipping inside rear view mirror- Coming home function, garage opener - Cup holders- Electronic stability program ESP- Outside rearview mirror with left and right adjustable with program- Paint preservation- Anti theft and anti break in warning system- memory seat functions- automatic climate control- a 6-speaker Bose Acoustimass sound system- power windows/mirrors/locks- electric slide/tilt steering wheel- Xenon headlights- Black soft top fabric- Seat heaters for front Right and Left seats- Automatic gearbox
Power comes from a 5.0-liter V8 paired with an automatic transmission, Winter and summer driving modes
A color-matched black factory hardtop is also included in excellent condition as is the body work.
This below average mileage sought after R129 is now being offered in Bellevue, Washington with its original manuals and service history records.
This SL500 retains the highly sought after Factory 5-spoke alloy chrome wheels, which are currently mounted with a matching set of Michelin Pilot sport tires. The spare wheel shows no signs of use. A factory included jack and wheel wrench are stored in the trunk compartment.
The safron leather upholstery is accented with burlwood veneers on the door panels and center console. No interior modifications have been made, except for an aux cable to the Radio.
The naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter 24-valve V8 develops 302 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 339 lb-ft of torque between 2,700-4,250 rpm when new. Mechanicals are and additional engine bay pictures are provided in the gallery.
This particular R129 carried a total MSRP of $85,190 including all options
Since I acquired the vehicle it has been regularly serviced at Mercedes Benz of Bellevue and at Park Place Mercedes Benz garage in Bellevue to ensure it stays in tip top condition. All service records are included in the sale. All features and functions are working on this vehicle to the best of my knowledge.
The included Carfax records one minor body repair last year, a scratch on the left fender, from a light side swipe at low speed, this has been professionally repaired at Service King paint shop with a new fender, paint and clear coat. The result is perfect. The exterior is pristine, there are no scratches or dings whatsoever. This is borne out in the exterior photos documented from multiple angles in the photo gallery below.
The car drives straight and true, the steering is tight and precise, the gearbox changes are smooth.
I have replaced the following items to bring the interior of the car up to near flawless condition.
- new cloth speaker grills- new Mercedes benz SL Floor mats in rubber (for winter)- new Mercedes benz SL floor mats in saffron carpet material to match the interior (for summer)- new MB interior trim components, the flip up vanity mirror door.- new seat cushion heaters left and right side- new back rest cushion heaters left and right side- new wind deflector for use with top down. The wind deflector totally eliminates any ruffling of the hair during top down driving to ensure your hair styling /straightening/ curling stays intact and you arrive at your destination looking as when you left home. I have found this to be a most welcome and important feature of this vehicle.- new antenna (the antenna is motorized automatic up / down controlled from within the cockpit)
The stock MB radio, CD, cassette player, Bose system has been professionally upgraded to allow direct connection to your iPhone or Android phone via the included aux cable or your own bluetooth receiver.
Hard top / soft top
- The soft top is in good condition and shows no signs of tearing or rips- The 13 actuators soft top hydraulics for the automatic roof up / down functions are in good condition and the roof raises and lowers flawlessly.- The hard top is equally in good condition, with the rear screen defroster working when the outside temperature falls below pre determined degrees
Engine bay- A new water pump was fitted 15,000 miles ago- A new heat pad was fitted to the underside of the hood at 110,000 miles.- All fluids changed regularly- 15 pages of service history will be included in the sale, which detailing all work carried out during my ownership.- The Carfax report lists service history work pre 2014.
Brakes & tyres- Brake pads and rotors are in good condition- Tyres are in good condition, 2 tyres are nearly new.
This car is a real head turner, it receives lots of positive attention when out and about, especially with the hard top roof off.
Consumer rated 4.7-5.0 out of 5 stars, even by todays high standards, values of these cars have bottomed and are starting to rise. This SL500 will undoubtedly make a great addition to an enthusiast’s car collection.
Contact me to receive a link with many more photos on my google photo account.
Thank you for looking.
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