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Tuner Tuesday: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL AMG 6.0

If earlier’s 500E AMG 6.0 got your blood boiling but is disappointing because it’s out of reach, have no fear! The 500E, after all, shared many components with the R129 500SL – so it’s no surprise that AMG had its hand in the convertible as well. While 1992 would see the launch of the more official SL60 AMG, there was also a 1991 version. The 1991 was nearly identical but retained the 500SL moniker; underneath, that M119 6.0 was the same and was more than enough to motivate the SL to near supercar levels. However, what’s really spectacular for enthusiasts is that for the loss of two doors and the Porsche connection, you can put the top down and save a bit of money; this 6.0 equipped SL is on the market now for less than half the asking price of the 500E:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL AMG 6.0 on eBay

Year: 1991
Model: 500 SL AMG 6.0
Engine: 6.0 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 69,904 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL AMG Convertible. 6.0L V8 Gasoline Engine with 381hp. 4-Speed Automatic Transmission. RWD.

You will love our 1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Roadster Convertible. It all starts with a powerful 6.0 Liter V8 power plant that is tied to a smooth shifting automatic transmission that delvers prestigious straight line performance. Behind the scene is an amazing balance of power allows a superstar look along with a nimble stance. Can’t you just picture yourself behind the wheel? We can!

Look at the fantastic, luxury features this 500SL has to offer…luscious leather seats, power windows, power door locks, air conditioning, and driver’s-side airbag, power seats, an anti-theft alarm system, fog lights, power tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and outside temperature indicator. You will just love this BEAUTIFUL machine.

Don’t wait to long – this is a rare gem and it wont last long…

Additional Features:
-Bluetooth Equipped
-Includes Original Becker Stereo
-2 Set Of Keys With Books And Manuals
-Service Records And Authentic AMG Documentation
-Wheels Recently Refurbished
-A/C Blows Cold
-Exterior Upgraded With Genuine Second Generation R129 AMG Body Kit

Maintenance Carried Out Within The Last Year Includes:
-Timing Chain Tensioner
-Timing Chain Rail Guides
-Rebuilt Fuel Distributor
-Brass Fuel Injectors
-Spark Plugs
-Valve Cover Gasket
-Crank Position Sensor
-O2 Sensor
-Rear Bushings
-Fresh Engine Oil And Filter Change
-Transmission Fluid And Filter Change



VIN: WDB1290661F020352
Motor-Nr: 11996012011466

Always Garaged And Never Winter Driven

The addition of AMG documentation is both welcome and necessary to help support the car’s higher asking price. These AMG modified R129s are quite rare; it would be nice to know if this car just had the motor swap like the 500E, though, or if it was the full AMG swap. That would have included wheels, suspension and transmission upgrades, but there doesn’t seem to be an indication that was the case. More likely, again like the 500E, this car got the motor swap after it was sold. The AMG-spec body kit from the later cars looks okay but I think I actually prefer the earlier R129 look; the same goes for the wheels. They look spectacular, but I think this car would look a little better if it was in original AMG specification or more of a sleeper with just 500SL bits on there. But that’s just my preference, honestly, and for $20,000 with maintenance, lower miles and one heck of a rare engine hiding under the hood, this car is overall a great example in my book. Were it one of the SL 60s (as the owner/seller attempted with badges) it would likely command more money. $20,000 buys you a nice 500E for sure, but this car is a pretty compelling counterpoint to it.