This 2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Sport shows registration in Florida, Texas, California and Arizona and comes with 114k miles on the odometer. Finished in Black (040) over Black Nappa Leather (231), power is provided by a 5.0-liter V8 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. Equipment includes a power soft top with a removable paint-matched hardtop, AMG body styling, xenon headlights, power adjustable front seats, Bose audio, ESP stability control, cruise control and a wood/leather steering wheel. Recent maintenance under current ownership includes an engine oil and oil filter change, new intake and cabin air filters, a new set of tires and a new crankshaft position sensor. This SL500 Sport is now offered for sale by the current owner with a clean Carfax report and a clean Florida title.
The exterior is finished in Black (040) and features AMG body styling including a sculpted front air dam, side skirts and rear apron. The black fabric soft top is power operated and comes with a removable paint-matched hardtop. Exterior equipment includes power adjustable side mirrors, integrated front fog lamps, xenon headlamps and a headlamp wiper/washer system. The seller notes minor scratches and rock chips on the front, a cracked passenger-side fog lamp and a dent in the passenger-side quarter panel.
Fitted are staggered 18” AMG Monoblock wheels which wear Continental ExtremeContact Sport 02 tires measuring 245/40 front and 275/35 rear. The tires were replaced under current ownership in October 2022. Signs of curb rash are visible on the wheels and a spare tire can be found mounted in the trunk.
The cabin is upholstered in Black Nappa Leather (231) with Burl Walnut wood trim which lines the center console, steering wheel and door panels. The wood trim shows some signs of cracking. Both front seats are power adjustable with three-position memory with the driver’s side linked to the mirror position. Interior equipment includes Bose audio, an aftermarket Continental head unit with Bluetooth, ESP stability control, automatic climate control and a garage door opener. The driver side air vent shows a small crack and the sunglasses holder is said to have a broken button but is still openable.
The wood/leather steering wheel fronts a 160-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer, an analog clock and gauges for fuel level, economy, coolant temperature and oil pressure. The digital odometer reads just over 114k miles.
This R129 comes powered by a 5.0-liter M113 V8 which is factory rated at 302 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission. Recent maintenance includes an engine oil and oil filter change along with a new crank-position sensor, cabin air filter and air intake filters. The hood-insulation pads were replaced with aftermarket insulation.
The Carfax report shows linear mileage updates from new along with regular service visits and no accidents or damage reports. This 2001 SL500 Sport is now offered for sale by the current owner in Florida with a paint-matched removable hardtop, a spare tire, a clean Carfax report and a clean Florida title.
Videos including a power top, cold start and driving demonstration have been included by the seller below.
As enthusiasts grow more fond of the R129 generation for its iconic styling and strong performance, clean and well-maintained examples have become harder and harder to find. The later R129 SL500's were shipped with the new M113 V8 which is now famed for its everlasting reliability; especially when paired with the 722.6 five-speed automatic transmission. This example features the desirable AMG Sport package which includes upgraded AMG styling and the AMG Monoblock wheels. If you’re looking to jump into R129 ownership, this example offers a great opportunity to purchase one of the best value-per-dollar sports cars on the market today.
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