1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Base Convertible 2-Door 5.0L V8

1991 Mercedes-Benz 500-Series Base Convertible 2-Door

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 500-Series
Type: Convertible
Trim: Base Convertible 2-Door
Year: 1991
Mileage: 160,000
VIN: WDBFA66E9MF031858
Color: Signal Red
Engine: 5.0L V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Cream Beige
Safety: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Westfield, Indiana, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Cassette Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 500-Series 1991

Mercedes-Benz 500SL 1991 with a respectable 160k miles, which is only about 6000 miles per year.
This car has clearly never been driven in salt and has never been in an accident.The wear is fair for the age and I would rate the overall car to be in exceptional condition.Paintwork has great shine and only chips from driving. The front bumper has fresh paint and as such is chip free.
Functionally the car is great. Motor is very strong and does not burn oil nor leak oil. The transmission was replaced with an 85k mile unit. The previous transmission's only fault was slipping in reverse so this replacement unit will give years of service. Tires are good all round and the same brand and size. The rims are in good condition too.
The roof hydraulic system was serviced with fresh fluid and a rebuild of 8 of the locking mechanisms. No matter what the mileage of the car, these seals break down with age so that is in order on this car.
All features work on the car:Lights (new switch)Wiper with interval settingAutomatic Climate Control (AC/heating)Radio/CassetteElectric windowsElectric mirrors(including interior)Electric seatsPower steeringCruise controlAdjustable steering (electric)All instrumentsCentral lockingLockable central storage compartmentABSTraction Control
The only items NOT working are headlamp wipers, electric antenna and headrest height. I considered removing the headlamp wipers to clean up the look of the front but did not want to affect the originality of the car.
The car still has the original tool kit, first aid kit, owners handbook, service book and keys.
The factory hardtop is included and has had a fresh headliner installed.
While the car has more miles than many for sale, it runs as well and using these cars does them good.
I am a mature owner after the former run of mature owners and always wanted one of these SL's. The refinement of the V8 is amazing and I have enjoyed a couple seasons with the car but am ready to move it on as I need to make space in my collection for the next car. Please feel free to send me a message to set up a discussion for questions. I can send many more photos and video of the roof working.
This car will not disappoint and I continue to use it semi-regularly to keep it ticking over. The car is also listed on the Indianapolis CL so can end this listing early.