1991 Mercedes 300SL 300SL One Owner, 71k

1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 300SL

Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300-Series
SubModel: 300SL
Type: One Owner, 71k
Trim: 300SL
Year: 1991
Mileage: 71,363
VIN: WDBFA61E8MF025315
Color: Black
Engine: Straight 6 Cylinder Engine 3.0L/181
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: 2dr Convertible 300SL 5-Spd
Interior color: Creme Beige Leather
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Local pick-up only
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1991 Mercedes 300SL One Owner Since New! 71,363 Miles 5-Speed Manual Transmission Black Exterior / Tan Leather Factory Hardtop CONSIGNMENT SALE VIN: FA61E8MF025315 Standard Options: 5spd Manual Transmission, Supplemental Restraint System, Anti-Theft Alarm With Radio Theft Deterrent, Infrared Remote Central Locking System, Power Assisted Steering, Cruise Control, Automatic Climate Control, Electric Windows, Electric Heated Rear Window on Hardtop, Fully Independent Suspension, Power Assiste...d Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System, Steel Belted Radial Ply Tires, Light Alloy Wheels, AM FM Stereo Radio With Cassette, High Performance Sound System, Electronically Adjusted Front Seats and Head Restraints, Electronically Adjusted Steering Column, Seats/Steering Column/Mirrors With Memory, Fully Automatic Soft Top, Retractable Roll Bar, Leather Apholstery, Halogen Headlamps and Fog Lamps, First Aid Kit Paint & Upholstery: Black Paint (040), Creme Beige Leather (275) Optional Equipment: ASD- Auto Locking Diff (211), LF Orthopedic Seatback (404), Black Soft Top (740), Electric Heated Front Seats (873) Evolve Motors & Chicago Car Club are pleased to present this 1991 Mercedes 300SL! We are selling this lovely ‘91 R129 300SL on behalf of the family of the gentleman who owned it since new, who recently passed. The car is unmodified, adult-owned, and will come with full documentation from new, including the original $81,055 window sticker from Arenson Motors of Center Point, Iowa. That’s $145,500 today! The car had an inspection and subsequent servicing in mid-2015, and is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner. Exterior: First off, paint. Black paint is original, with the exception of a resprayed front right fender (confirmed with an elcometer) and shows very nicely. We really like the two-tone black/grey color scheme on these cars, particularly over the beige leather interior. There are a couple very minor chips scattered about, as would be consistent with a car with 71k miles, as well as a couple spots on the hood where the clear coat is showing its age. However there are no significant scratches. The body is in nice shape, though there is a ding on the front lip of the driver’s side of the hood, a couple dings in the plastic front grille, as well as a couple very light door dings on the driver door. All glass is clear and crack free. Factory hardtop is in excellent shape and is easily removable. Interior: Creme Beige leather looks great, and is far less common than the black leather so many of these cars were optioned with. This particular car was optioned with an orthopedic driver’s seatback, as well as seat heaters, and is extremely comfortable and supportive. The interior is nice and ergonomic, dogleg 5-speed gear lever is exactly where you’d want it to be. There is little wear in the interior; there are no tears or scuffs, though there shift boot shows its age a bit, and there is some discoloring on the center console where your elbow would rest. Both front seats are in nice shape, with just light, regular wear. All lights and signals are functional inside and out, as are powered seats, seat heaters, mirrors, and locks. R134a air conditioning does kick on, but the blower motor is not functioning, so air does not blow out with any force. Original head unit is in place, though not currently functional. Speakers, however, are good. Under the Hood / Underbody: The car’s 3.0L DOHC 24-valve 6-cylinder suits the car nicely. The car doesn’t feel quite like a straight-line weapon like the 500SL and 600SL of the same vintage, rather, it feels well balanced and light on its feet. With that said, the car is plenty quick, and the manual transmission allows you to wind it out and get the sweet, subtle exhaust note. Suspension feels great; this car has no problem hammering through pothole-ridden streets and over speedbumps. The car starts first turn, idles cool, and tracks nice and straight. Brakes feel very good, with no hooking in either direction. Clutch grabs nicely; the car has no tendencies or noises of concern. The car saw an inspection and resulting service in mid-2015, which included a fuel filter, spark plugs, a fuel pressure regulator, distributor cap and rotor, and plug resistors and wires. Underneath, the car is seriously clean. There is absolutely no damage or through rust of any sort. This one-owner 300SL has had an easy life. It was always garaged and responsibly driven. Overall, this ‘91 300SL is a nice, rare, and well spec’d example that has been well-taken-care-of since new. With it’s 5-speed dogleg manual transmission, black/tan color combo, low-mileage, and well documented one-owner history, this is surely one of the good ones. Reach out to Jake at 773-303-6122 with any questions, requests, or if you would like to discuss purchasing.