Two owner, 34K mile Florida car. All new roof hydraulics, tires and more.
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A LITTLE BACKGROUND:
- After going thru its New Vehicle Pre-Delivery Inspection at Glauser Mercedes-Benz (Sarasota-FL, May 10th of 2000), this SL500 was delivered to its first owner on May 16th of 2000.
- The Mercedes was a third car in the household, so it only had 17,248 miles when its original owner transferred ownership to his best friend, who acquired it as a Valentine present for his wife on February 3rd of 2009.
- This SL500 would remain in Florida with its lady owner for the next ten years. It was seldomly driven as well and accumulated 34,403 miles as of today.
Clean interior with factory leather and carpets showing minimal to no wear at all and is consistent with a very low mileage vehicle. No cuts or scuffs on driver's seat. Sun visor mirrors look fresh and free of cracks and so is the center console which shows no scratches, blemishes or fading.
The body shows no dents and the beautiful Mars Red retains a glossy finish. Few very minor imperfections are present (probably done while being parked inside of the garage, see photos). Bumper covers are in excellent condition, showing no major scuffs or marks. Front bumper lower section is free of cracks, which are common on Mercedes R129s thanks to their low front profile.
Soft top is in like-new condition with plastic windows that are completely supple and clean. No yellowing or scratching is present.
Wheels are curb rash free.
This SL500 drives the way it did when new thanks to its very low mileage and thorough reconditioning process to ensure that all systems work as intended. Powerful acceleration and crisp gear shifting are on tap and will propel you past most modern "sports" cars in comfort, while the ABS braking system will stop you with authority, should you ever run into an emergency.
The top works flawlessly thanks to all new hydraulics. The A/C is powerful and cold enough to keep you relaxed and comfortable even in the middle of the hot and humid Florida summer.
Power windows, power mirrors and power radio antenna work flawlessly as well.
At Autobahn Vault, we eat, sleep and dream special interest vehicles. We take them to shows, car club meetings, special events and even drive them to work. So whether you buy something to drive on special occasions or decide to use it everyday, rest assured that we put a lot of energy and resources to deliver a beautiful, safe and reliable vehicle.
Under that premise, the following service items have been performed on this SL500 within the past 50 miles:
- Brand new roof hydraulics.
- New tires all around.
- New OEM fuel pump.
- New AC regulator.
- Fresh fluids and filters, and more...
PURCHASE OF THIS VEHICLE INCLUDES:
- Factory unused first aid kit.
- Factory owner's manuals,
- Factory spare tire, jack and tool kit,
- Factory hard top with carrying cart,
- Hard top cover.
Clean Carfax and Florida title ready to transfer.
WHO ARE WE?: Autobahn Vault, LLC is a small family owned business. We love cars and pour our passion into quality over quantity by offering only a handful of carefully selected classics at a time. We only acquire rare, accident/rust free and low mileage vehicles which we carefully prepare with YOU in mind before they're offered for sale. We know that hard work, honesty and integrity will be key on the preservation of the car hobby for generations to come.
Once we agree on a sales price , we NEVER surprise a buyer with dealer, processing, or doc fees. Of course, we do have to charge for tax, tag and title costs when applicable and as required by law.
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Price: $19,850 obo