This 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 shows just two owners with registration in Illinois and only 40k miles from new. Finished in Smoke Silver Metallic (702) over Parchment Leather (275), power is provided by a 5.0-liter M119 V8 mated to a four-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. Equipment includes power seats with orthopedic seat backs and three-position memory, a power tilt/telescope steering wheel, a fully power operated soft top, a paint matched removable hardtop, automatic climate control, cruise control, Bose audio and remote central locking. Included is the original window sticker showing an MSRP of $92,405. This 1995 SL500 is now being offered for sale by the selling dealer in Miami, Florida with the original manufacturer’s literature, tool kit, first aid kit, a clean Carfax report and a clean Florida title.
The exterior is finished in Smoke Silver Metallic (702) and features contrasting paint on the lower body cladding. The dark brown fabric soft top is fully power operated along with the paint-matched removable hardtop. Exterior equipment includes remote central locking, a heated windshield washer system, power operated side mirrors, headlamp wiper/washers, front fog lights, an automatic pop-up roll bar and a removable draft deflector. Aftermarket parking sensors have been installed in the rear bumper and are noted as functional. The exterior presents well with no signs of damage or rust present on the body.
The 16” 8-hole alloy wheels come finished in silver and are wrapped in a set of Michelin HX MXM4 all-season tires measuring 225/55 on all four corners with date codes from 2015. The wheels are in good condition and show no signs of curb rash or corrosion. Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes are standard along with ASR slip control. A full-size spare tire can be found mounted in the trunk along with the factory tool kit and jack.
The cabin is trimmed in Parchment Leather (275) and features matching beige floor mats and Burl Walnut wood trim lining the center console and dashboard. The wood trim is in good condition with no signs of cracking or discoloration. Both front seats are power operated with the optional orthopedic seat backs and feature three-position memory. Additional interior amenities include automatic climate control, cruise control, a power tilt/telescope steering wheel, Bose Acoustimass audio with a trunk-mounted CD changer, and an integrated car phone mounted in the center console.
The leather-wrapped steering wheel frames the 160-mph speedometer which sits alongside a 7k-rpm tachometer, an analog clock and gauges for fuel level, fuel economy, oil pressure and coolant temperature. Included are digital gauges for outside temperature, trip meter and odometer which currently reads just over 40k miles.
This R129 is powered by a 5.0-liter M119 V8 engine which outputs 315 horsepower and 349 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. The last reported service on the Carfax was performed in November 2022 with 100 miles added since.
The Carfax report shows just two owners with registration in Illinois from new. Linear mileage updates are shown along with regular service visits and no accidents or damage reports displayed. This 1995 SL500 is now offered for sale by the selling dealer with the original window sticker, manufacturer’s literature, tool kit, a clean Carfax report and a clean Florida title.
A video of the convertible top operation and driving video is viewable below.
After 18 years of R107 production, an updated SL was long overdue, and with that extra time, the engineers at Mercedes-Benz designed what is now regarded to be one of the best engineered cars to ever wear the Mercedes star. A long list of new technology, most specific to roadsters, was introduced with the R129 including an automatic pop-up roll bar, a fully power operated soft top and magnesium-framed seats with an integrated seat belt design. These advancements, along with a new V8 engine, made the SL500 the most advanced roadster on the market and is only now getting the attention it deserves as a great modern classic. This 1995 model year features the earlier interior styling while including key upgrades such as the newer Bosch LH-Jetronic fuel injection, clear corner markers and a digital odometer. With just two owners and 40k miles, this example is exceptionally clean and original. Finished in a classic Smoke Silver Metallic paint, this SL500 is the perfect choice for a Mercedes enthusiast looking to add an R129 to their stable.
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