1993 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL – Today’s Topless Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1993 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL

This one looks very nice

The Mercedes-Benz SL series is a range of sports-oriented grand tourers that was first released in 1954 and is still being built today, making the GT car one of Mercedes longest running monikers.

The R129 SL was the fourth generation of the series and was first released in 1989, and stayed in production for an impressive 13 years, ending in 2002.

The R129, unlike its predecessors, was only made available to consumers as a two-door roadster, however, customers could option their new car with a removable hardtop roof.

There were several different models in the SL range over the years, and these models comprised the SL 280, 300 SL, 300 SL-24, SL 320, 500 SL, SL 500, 600 SL and SL600.

Power came from a vast array of engines that included a 2.8lt, 3.0lt and 3.2lt inline six-cylinder, 2.8lt and 3.2lt V6, 5.0lt, 5.5lt and 6.0lt, V8 and a 6.0lt, 7.0lt and 7.3lt V12.

The shove from these many donks was sent to the grand tourers rear wheels via either a four or five-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission.

This particular R129 is a ’93 model 500 SL and, according to the seller, the vehicle has travelled an original 177,000 kilometres from new.

The seller adds that the vehicle is Australian delivered and demonstrates a comprehensive service history and overall premium condition.

The topless Merc’ is $27,999 and anyone interested in this Germanic GT cruiser can view the full listing here.  

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