1997 Mercedes-Benz SL 500

Salt Lake City, Utah | Mar 3, 2018

5.0 L V8 Automatic

AUCTION
Salt Lake City, Utah
RUN
#10
YEAR
1997
MAKE
Mercedes-Benz
MODEL
SL 500
STYLE
Convertible
ENGINE
5.0 L V8
TRANSMISSION
Automatic
COLOR
Red

1997 Mercedes SL500 Convertible – VIN# WDBFA67F5VF144618
In one form or another, Mercedes-Benz has been producing a two-seat sporty convertible since 1954 under the SL-Class moniker (SL standing for “Sport Leicht,” or “Sport Lightweight” in English). The cars have always been popular standard bearers, and have combined sporty touring qualities with comfort and quality. For the 1990 model year, Mercedes had prepared a replacement for the R107 design that had served the SL-Class since 1972. The new R129 design received a state-of-the-art adjustable sport-luxury suspension and an all-new chassis. Twin A-arm front and fully independent multi-link rear suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, and a complete unibody chassis defined the new SL. Safety features included an automatic roll bar that was designed to extend in the event of a rollover accident. All SL-Class cars in this era were delivered with a cloth convertible top and a removable aluminum hardtop with an optional Panorama roof.  Mercedes produced approx. 5400 of these cars in 1997. This highly optioned 1997 SL500 is a joy to drive.  The removable top is the highly sought after Panorama Roof where the top is all glass. It lets you look out the top, even in pouring rain!  it has a mesh scrim shade you pull across if you don’t want the sun shining on you. This car shows 72K miles and looks and drives very well. 8 Cyl with Automatic Transmission PW, PS, PB, AC, PD, CC, electric wipers, leather bucket seats