While the AMG lineup has taken Mercedes-Benz by storm over the past decade, lost in the cracks are the more pedestrian, yet equally special non-AMG V12 models. Fancy an SL with V12 power for Honda Civic money? Well, here’s your chance, although beware, because obviously a car like this won’t come with Civic-esque servicing costs.
The seller states:
1997 Mercedes-Benz 600SL Roadster. This is a sale by a private individual with the assistance of an agent. I will present (without bias) all realistic and reasonable offers to the seller.
Serial number: WDBFA76F8UF146015
36,721 original miles
Smoke Silver exterior (702 factory paint code)
Parchment Leather (565 factory interior color code)
Please see detailed photo below for list of options with factory codes
100% original paint
Perfect paint, no scratches or dings anywhere
100% original interior ~ no redye or aftermarket anything
Perfect interior ~ zero blemishes, zero.
Perfect leather, perfect carpet.
Serviced by Mercedes-Benz Dealership…not anywhere else
Full factory books, owners manual, and stamped service booklet in factory pouch.
Perfect windshield, no chips
Perfect alloy wheels, no discoloration, no curb rash.
Both tops ~ hard and soft are perfect.
Original window sticker included.
The car drives perfect. The steering wheel is absolutely dead straight when the car is going straight. An amazing car. It is difficult to keep a 1997 looking this good. I congratulate the seller.
Low mileage R107 SLs aren’t that uncommon, but according to the Standard Catalog of Mercedes-Benz, there were only 738 SL600s produced in 1997. While the horsepower difference from the V8 to V12 is not entirely great, those who have driven them say that V12s bring a whole new level of smoothness to the driving experience. If you have the means and the resources to keep one of these classics on the road (tune ups are not going to be cheap), this is a relatively affordable way into a clean future classic.
That is a lot of depreciation in 13 years and 36K. My Brother picked up a V-8 version of this car with half the miles last fall. Kinda neat, but not my bag.
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