This 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 was sold new to the first owner in Pennsylvania where it remained under regular service until it was acquired by the second and current owner in March of 2022. Finished in Black (040) over Black Leather (261), power is provided by a 5.0-liter M119 V8 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. Equipment includes factory-optioned Adaptive Damping System (ADS), a fully power-operated soft top with removable paint-matched hardtop, power adjustable seats with memory, power operated heated door mirrors, a Bose sound system, a 6-disc CD changer and xenon headlamps. Service records since new are included in the sale along with complete documentation, radio card, and original window sticker. This SL500 is now offered on consignment by the selling dealer in Atlanta, Georgia with two keys, complete books and records, the paint-matched hard top, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Georgia title
The exterior is finished in Black (040) and features a removable paint-matched hardtop with a power operated black soft top. Exterior features include power adjustable heated door mirrors, remote central locking and xenon headlamps. The paint is reportedly in excellent condition with no rust or damage present. Detailed photos of the exterior, paint, and trim are included in the gallery.
Fitted are the factory 16” Monkar wheels wearing Michelin MXM4 rubber measuring 225/55 on all four corners. The tires show ample tread depth remaining and 2019 date codes. This example features the rare Adaptive Damping System (ADS) as a factory option.
The cabin is trimmed in Black Leather (261) with a dark Burl Walnut wood trim lining the center console and door panels with matching Black carpeting and floor mats. Interior features include power adjustable seats with memory, a power adjustable steering column, cruise control, and a Bose audio system with 6-disc CD changer. Photos show the cabin with functional backlighting and details noted.
The leather wrapped steering wheel fronts a 160-mph speedometer along with a 7k-rpm tachometer, gauges for fuel level and economy, coolant temperature, oil pressure and an analog clock. A set of warning lights sits below with a digital outside temperature indicator mounted in the center. The digital odometer reads 71k miles with less than 2k being added by the current owner over the past year.
This R129 is the last model year powered by the 5.0-liter M119 V8 which is factory rated at 315 horsepower and 345 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission. Recent maintenance included an engine oil change and comprehensive check. Additionally, the front hydraulic top cylinders have been replaced. Complete records showing regular maintenance and service are shown in the gallery and included.
This SL500 comes with a clean Carfax report showing linear mileage updates and regular service visits from new along with no accidents or damage reports. This SL500 is now offered with two keys, complete books and records, the paint-matched hard top, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Georgia title.
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