1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 40th Anniversary Edition

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The R129 SL still had a bit of life left in it as it entered the late 1990s, but 1997 would be the end for the six-cylinder SL in the US market. Before the SL320 would leave the market, a special edition model would appear to commemorate 40 years of the 300SL, the 40th Anniversary Edition SL. Only 250 SL320 models came with this package, along with 500 of the SL500. The SL500 would feature Crimson Metallic with Chestnut interior and the SL320, like you see here, would be offered in Quartz Blue with a gray interior and royal maple wood trim. This wood trim was an odd choice, as it appeared more like marble than wood. I wasn’t a particular fan of it, but it is certainly different. If you’re looking for an SL that stands out from the crowd, this SL320 for sale in Arizona would be a good selection.

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Year: 1997
Model: SL320
Engine: 3.2 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 36,595 mi
Price: $25,000 Buy It Now

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1997 Mercedes Benz SL320 40th Anniversary Edition Convertible
Please read this Mercedes’ incredible history after the bullet points. Also, scroll to the very bottom for some supersize pictures of this beautiful car

Only 36,595 Original Miles
40th Anniversary Special Edition – 1 of 250
Absolutely Pristine Showroom Condition
Stunning Quartz Blue Metallic
Grey Leather Exquisite
Perfect Dark Blue Soft Top with Crystal Clear Window
Pristine Hard Top and Stand Included
Royal Maple Wood Trim
Heated Seats
Dual Memory Seats
6 Disc CD Changer
Automatic Climate Control
Bose Acoustimass Sound System
Front, Rear, Side Air Bags
Spotless Alloy Wheels with Recent Michelins
3.2 Liter 24 Valve Engine with 228 HP
Only driven 2,100 per year
Perfect Carfax
Original MSRP of over $80,000
1st Place MBCA Show Winner

Please see photo of original window sticker for all details on this absolutely fabulous collectible MBZ SL320. The entire car is a 9.8 in condition. The engine is so clean you could literally eat of of it. If you don’t agree with the condition of the car, I will give you your money back. How could you go wrong with that?

Less than 37,000 actual miles! 1997 Mercedes Benz SL320 40th Anniversary. 1st Place Show Winner at Seattle’s MBCA Concours. 1957 was the beginning for the MB SL Roadster which marked 1997 as it’s 40th anniversary. To commemorate this, Mercedes Benz produced only 250 SL320’s…all of which were built with the 908 package: Stunning Quartz Blue Metallic Paint, Dark Blue Soft Top, Grey Leather Exquisite, Royal Maple Wood Trim, Leather/Royal Maple Wood Steering Wheel with Shift Knob, 40th Anniversary Embroidered Floor Mats, Heated Seats and a Six Disc Changer.

Originally selling on June 14th, 1997 at Barrier Motors in Bellevue WA, this SL has a clean Carfax and was a one owner until May 2013. Now coming out of a private collection, the detailed history is provided and shows impeccable service records that this roadster has received. In Dec 2013, she received a synthetic oil change, new front and rear rotors, pads and sensors as well as a brake flush. The mechanical functions of the engine, transmission, exhaust, suspension, braking system and rear axle are leak free and operate as designed by MBZ. Switches, gauges, lights, climate control, stereo, covers, hard top, soft top and safety restraints systems all function as designed. There are no water leaks thru any of the seals on the hard top, soft top, windows, doors, deck lid and tail lights. No warning lights of any kind illuminate the dash after the roadster has been started. Michelin tires have better than 75% tread remaining.

Having been garaged its entire life, the original paint and surrounding trim show minimal wear of any at all. No fading, cracking of the following also show minimal or no wear: interior materials, leather, carpet, wood, Haartz Top, canvas, soft top rear window is clear and bright, all glass and lenses. The engine compartment is free from lubricant, grime or corrosion as well as the wheel wells, undercarriage. Included with your purchase is the original window sticker, two key fobs, valet key, books, records, windscreen, hardtop, hardtop stand, extra floor mats and a copy of the carfax report.

I sold my Collector Car Garage and all the cars have to find new loving homes. Please click on “see other items” under my eBay name for other cool cars and bikes! Please call me with any questions

Drew 602-478-8704 AZ Private Seller

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This is certainly a nice R129 SL, but at $25,000, it is priced way ahead of what these are exchanging hands for these days. If you add up the fact that it’s a six cylinder SL with a special option package in good condition, I’d expect this car to bring somewhere around the $15,000 mark, realistically. Even though it’s for sale in a warmer climate, most people in the US at this time of year are not buying convertibles. Given that, the seller is probably going to have to be a bit flexible on his price.

-Paul

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2 Comments

  1. Agree on the price but This is a great German touring roadster …over engineered is a understatement can’t beat all the special edition eye candy & M104 is much more reliable & fuel efficient in the long term..I had a W124 sportline with the M104 it was a hella fun under the radar sports sedan….

  2. I’d certainly be interested in this vehicle if I had the space. In December the brakes were replaced, that has to be worth a couple of grand, add to it the hard top and stand and we are within a handshake here. I overpay when I really want something, I have to leave this website. explaining this to my wife is not going to be easy.

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