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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

SL500 2dr Roadster 5.0L

Asking Price



  • Condition
    Pre-Owned Clear Title
  • Engine
    5.0L 8 CYLINDER
  • Drivetrain
    Rear Wheel Drive
  • Interior
  • VIN #
  • Mileage
  • Transmission
  • Exterior Color
    Brilliant Silver (Met)
  • Stock #
  • Warranty

Key Packages & Features

  • Security System
  • Keyless Entry

1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 Coupe/Convertible For Sale
The Mercedes-Benz 500SL (R129) is a roadster/coupe produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1989 until 2001. The R129 is a two- door, two-seat model with an automated (electro-hydraulic), fabric color-matched convertible roof (grey vs. black); power tonneau cover; and a detachable hardtop that can be fitted over the stored fabric convertible roof and tonneau, plus a hidden, automatically extending roll-over bar and a modern multi-link axle. Windows, mirrors and seats are all power. Kenwood upgraded radio with USB input, plus original Becker AM/FM/CD in trunk.
This car is a true garage queen with very low mileage for its age. Recently it received a new battery, new tires an oil service. It is accident and rust-free, all original down to the paint and interior, all in show quality condition throughout. And, a clean CarFax.
The SL500 is one of the safest classic cars around. It features a roll bar that deploys automatically in 0.3 second if a rollover is detected (or can be popped up with a switch). Other safety features include dual front airbags; antilock brakes; traction control (ASR); electronically controlled limited-slip differential (ASD); stability control (ESP) and side airbags.
1998 was the LAST year before Chrysler purchased Mercedes and watered down all cars from 1999 onward! This SL is the LAST one that produced 315 HP, making it super-fast. (The 32-valve V8 in this car became a 24-valve version with a drop in horsepower.) Its 0-60mph time is within 0.1 seconds of the Mercedes V-12 engine! This powerplant is considered one of the finest, most bullet- proof V8 engines Mercedes ever built... reliable, easy to service, and truly fast.
The R129 is the next generation of collectible SLs to experience a rapid increase in value. Knowledgeable collectors are seeking the 1996-1996 SL500's for this very reason.


Luxury Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Memory Seat Position
  • Remote Trunk Lid
  • Telescoping Steering Wheel
Power Equipment
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Power Steering
Safety Features
  • Driver's Air Bag
  • Fog Lights
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Security System
  • Side Air Bags
Audio / Video
  • AM/FM
  • Cassette
  • Premium Sound
Interior & Exterior
  • Center Arm Rest
  • Leather Seats
  • Vanity Mirrors
  • Rear Fog Lamps
  • Removable Hard Top

Standard Specs

  • 5.0L DOHC SMPI 32-valve aluminum-alloy V8 engine
  • Variable intake valve timing
  • 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission-inc: "winter" mode, adaptive controls, OD
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Automatic slip control
  • Fully electronic ignition system w/knock sensor timing control
  • Monocoque body construction
  • Independent front suspension w/damper struts, lower control arms w/anti-dive geometry, negative-offset steering
  • Independent five-link rear suspension w/anti-lift/anti-squat geometry
  • Front/rear coil springs, stabilizer bar, gas shock absorbers
  • P225/55ZR16 SBR tires
  • 16" X 8.0" aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Pwr-assisted recirculating-ball steering
  • 4-wheel pwr disc brakes
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Brake assist system (applies full braking pwr automatically when needed)
  • 21.1 gallon fuel tank
  • Automatic convertible soft top
  • Removable aluminum hard top
  • Removable wind deflector (1997)
  • Automatic pop-up rollbar
  • Halogen headlamps & heated washing system w/wipers
  • Front foglamps
  • Rear foglamp
  • Dual heated electric remote outside rearview mirrors (1997)
  • Auto dimming driver mirror
  • Eccentric-sweep windshield wiper w/heated washer system, rain-sensing wiper activation (1997)
  • 10-way electrically adjustable front bucket seats w/head restraints/3-position driver seat memory
  • Adjustable front center armrest (1997)
  • Leather upholstery
  • Electrically operated tilt/telescoping steering column w/3-position memory
  • Velour floor mats (1997)
  • Burl walnut interior trim (1997)
  • Pwr windows w/express-down control (1997)
  • Key or remote-operated window closing capability
  • Cruise control
  • Remote infrared locking system-inc: doors, trunk release, window closing, starter interrupt
  • Interior central locking for storage compartments (1997)
  • Anti-theft alarm system w/starter interlock
  • Universal integrated garage door opener (1997)
  • Automatic climate control-inc: dust filter, residual-heat REST mode
  • Bose sound system w/Acoustimass, antitheft-coded AM/FM stereo/weather band radio & auto reverse cassette player, auto speed-dependent volume adjustment, 6-speakers
  • Automatic electric AM/FM/cellular antenna (1997)
  • Rearview mirror w/auto-dimming feature
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors (1997)
  • 4-remote locking storage compartments (1997)
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Brake assist system (applies full braking pwr automatically when needed)
  • Driver & front passenger front air bag supplemental restraint system
  • Door mounted side air bags
  • BabySmart automatic child seat recognition system
  • Adjustable 3-point front shoulder belts w/height adjustment & emergency tensioning retractors (1997)
  • Automatic slip control