1991 Mercedes 300SL - Ultra rare 5-spd Manual - WOW!!!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: SL-Class
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: 300SL
- Year: 1991
- Mileage: 118,401
- VIN: WDBFA61E9MF035433
- Color: Silver
- Engine size: 3.0
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Gray
- Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
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1991 Mercedes-Benz SL-ClassHTML Editor - Full Version Mercedes Benz 1991 300SL
The legendary 300SL nameplate was resurrected for the 1990 model year with the release of the much anticipated R129 Mercedes SL Roadster. Available in the US as either a 5.0 liter 32V V8 paired to a 4-spd automatic, or an inline 24v 6-cylinder model paired to either a 5-spd automatic or manual transmission, named the 500SL and 300SL respectively.
The 300SL nameplate dates back to the fantastic gullwing and roadster race inspired cars of the 1950's and early 60's, today commanding prices in the millions.
The tank like build quality of the R129 series was long in development to become the safest, most well-built sports car of its time, replacing the aging 560SL or R107 which had been in production nearly 18 years. New safety regulations and and changing tastes required a ground up redesign. At the time there was no car in production that could compete with the all-around performance safety and comfort of the R129 SL. Commanding premium sticker prices and year long wait times.
Considered by most MB enthusiasts as one of the best built SL's ever it featured dual airbags, a safety roll bar which automatically deployed if a sensor on the wheels detected danger. Revolutionary at the time and still to this day one of the safest cars every made.
This lovingly cared for 300SL has been garaged and serviced regularly. It has its original paint with no fading and minimal wear. The lower plastic panels were painted it the body color, at the time they were two tone and most would agree its compliments the car. They job was done very well as all the panels were removed to be painted. The seats are in great conditions, the plastic pieces around the mirror are intact and it functions property, all in all a very well preserved example.
The 5-spd manual is the rarest of all the R129 and a very unpopular car at the time with a manual transmission. Today they are very sought after as only 166 were estimated to have been imported in 1991 and around 400 in the 3 years of production. Car is located in Palm Beach, Florida and can be seen upon appointment. Please call Michael at (561) 801-2668 with any questions. Thank you.