1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320

With the introduction of the R129 SL in 1990, this marked the first time Mercedes-Benz brought a six cylinder SL to the US market since 1971 in the form of the 300SL. With the changeover in nomenclature in 1994, the 300SL became the SL320 and featured the 3.2 liter, 220 horsepower M104 inline six. As the SLK entered the pipeline in 1997, Mercedes-Benz apparently felt no need to offer a lesser engined SL stateside anymore and pulled the plug on the SL320 in 1997. This SL for sale in Florida represents that final year of six cylinder SLs and looks sharp with the classic AMG Monoblock rims.

1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 on eBay

For sale is a gorgeous Mercedes-Benz SL320 with only 52,444 original miles! This car is beautiful inside and out. The SL320 is accident free and comes with a clean Carfax. It comes in one of its most elegant, sought after color combinations Smoke Sliver exterior with Black interior. It is truly a beautiful and super elegant car! The soft top has just been replaced as well as the hard top headliner. There are no scratches and dents from removing the hard top. All top hydraulic work perfectly with no leaks. There are a few chips in the paint but have been professionally touched up with the factory paint.

The interior is in excellent condition and has no scratches from getting in and out. All wood parts are flawless and look brand new. The bumpers are in perfect shape with no curb damage or scuffs. The SL320 has the 18 inch AMG sport package wheels with a fresh set of tires on it. The rims are curb rash free and are in excellent shape. The Mercedes has no know mechanical issues at all! It has the fuel efficient and reliable 6 cylinder engine and still has plenty of performance. The SL320 drives and shifts very smooth like you would expect from a Mercedes-Benz. We serviced the car throughout and it needs nothing but a new owner! We took a lot of pictures so you can judge for yourself. The car is currently driven for test drives, so the mileage at the date of sale might be slightly higher.

Usually, you see these six cylinder SLs in stock form, as few were offered with the AMG package. I for one am a huge fan of this look, as it adds a bit of aggressiveness to what is otherwise a boulevard cruiser. At almost $15,000, we’re about $3,000 to $4,000 over what is realistic for a six cylinder SL of this vintage, as you can get an SL500 for similar money. Some buyers may appreciate the added fuel economy and cheaper running costs of the 3.2 liter inline six, though. Even in the rather pedestrian shade of Smoke Silver, this car has such a clean look that makes me year for the heyday of designer Bruno Sacco’s work.

-Paul

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  1. Why would anyone buy R129 SL320 for more money that a comparable R129 SL500? Especially a beige one. Unless it had the rare manual transmission, or ultra-low miles, or some other unique feature. But this one has none of those things. And it isn’t like there’s a lack of low-mileage R129 SL500’s on the market. I don’t get it.

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