1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 40th Anniversary

While values rise on the R107 Mercedes-Benz SLs, their successor, the R129, has stayed rather stagnant in the market. This isn’t all too surprising, as it is still riding borderline classic status. But as the years press on and the styling cues continue to evolve, the R129 will certainly establish its place as a desirable classic. This 1997 SL500 is one of the rare 40th Anniversary Editions, which featured six spoke Evo II alloy wheels, Crimson Metallic exterior over parchment leather and chestnut wood trim. With just under 40,000 miles on the clock, this is a good way to stand out from the rest of the R129 crowd.

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Year: 1997
Model: SL500 40th Anniversary
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 39,500 mi
Price: No reserve auction

Mint condition! 40th Anniversary Edition. Collectible, rare, 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500.








This is a rare 1 Florida owner 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 40th Anniversary Edition with all books & manuals. It is in like new condition with only 39,500 original, pampered miles. The car has been garage kept which credits her near perfect interior and exterior. She is a beautiful candy apple red with a rich flawless tan leather interior and a black like new convertible top!

This is a 1 owner Florida car that was driven by a 68 year old retired man. The car was meticulously maintained and extremely well cared for. The owner spared no expense on its upkeep. The car has been garaged kept its whole life which credits her beautiful interior and exterior. There were only 250 of the 40th Anniversary Edition SL500 Cabriolet’s produced making this a true collectible.

The car is fully optioned including the full wood trim and steering wheel, all power, 6 disc CD changer with upgraded Bose surround system, keyless entry with alarm, upgraded Mercedes OEM 17″ rims, dual power heated memory seats, removable hard top and the list continues. All maintenance has been performed on the car. A fresh oil change was just done!

The soft top was replaced 14 months ago and the hydraulic pistons were just serviced and replaced (over $3,00 with the receipt). The car was just inspected and was given 2 thumbs up! The car looks and drives like a dream.

Besides the mechanics, the car has a beautiful exterior as well. The paint has a showroom shine. The interior is showroom as well with little to no signs of wear on the leather. All options are in great working order! The convertible top is in great shape with little to no wear! The car is a 10 out of 10, being a 17 year old collector car!

This is a rare opportunity to own a low mileage Mercedes-Benz SL500 40th Anniversary Edition! Only 250 made! Call for more info:

954-695-5685 or 954-913-8535

Good luck!


This car is pretty much perfect for my tastes, except for one thing: the gold badges. All the rage in the 1990s, now this is just a vulgar touch from the past. But that’s a minor issue and one that’s easy to fix. Take care of that, and I’d be quite satisfied tooling around in this SL. The very best SL500s of this vintage may crest $20,000. The 40th Anniversary Edition is merely a trim package, albeit an attractive one in this case. I’d doubt it’s enough to bring a serious premium, but I’m guessing bidding may land somewhere around the $15,000 to $17,000 mark on this one.


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  1. Nice car. R129 SL600 Silver Arrow or Renntech SL74 would be in my dream garage, M120 V12 was/is an engineering marvel.

  2. “2-thumbs up”? By day he inspects cars, by night he’s one half of a witty movie reviewing team.

    These do have some of the best lines on them ever though. And apparently a very fancy coolant expansion tank too!

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