68.5k original mileage, SoCal car since new, 2 tops. All records. NO Reserve

Price: - Item location: San Diego, California, United States
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 300-Series
  • SubModel: 300SL
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1991
  • Mileage: 68,510
  • VIN: WDBFA61E1MF024930
  • Engine size: 3.0 Litre 6 cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
  • Options: Chrome Factory wheels, Upgrades stereo with CD and subwoofer, CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1991 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series

For sale by 17 year eBay member. Low mileage (68,510) 1991 Mercedes Benz 300SL roadster in black. These were factory coded as the R129 which were known as one of the most reliable MB's during those years of their production. KBB reviews give it 4.7 stars out of 5. This car was $70k MSRP in 1991 and being offered at a very fair price with no reserve. Being a 40 year enthusiast and collector I would rank this car as a good quality driver with tens of thousands of miles of life left. Has been in the family since 2012.No seasonal car here...drive it as a hardtop or a convertible. Both tops included. Local Southern CA car since brand new. Clean CarFax history report and NO accidents or stories.
A few items could use attention but nothing that affects city or highway driving, braking, acceleration, handling or safety.
Six cylinder in-line 3.0 liter engine fuel injected, 228 HP, with automatic transmission that shifts smooth through its' gears. Having mechanical fuel injection requires pumping the gas before starting at times which is the primary item referred to above. The hardtop removes as it should. The convertible top because of a leak in the hydraulics does not come up automatically.Aside from that, drives, idles, accelerates and brakes well. Records of maintenance and ownership since the year 1994. Except for the aftermarket stereo and the new soft top this car is stock. Original MB radio (AM/FM/WB/Cassette) is included in the sale. Big three ring binder we assembled with pages of complete MB 300SL parts diagrams, numbers and prices.
Owners: Original 1991-2004; 2nd owner 2004-2009; 3rd owner 2009-2012; 4th owner 2012 to 2018. We are the 5th and purchased from my uncle in Thousand Oaks, CA whose health has failed and loved the car for the 6 years he owned it.
Carfax records since 1994, and many of our own. New 8/16/18 SMOG certification. California registration good until March 2019.
Recent services (July) include:
Oil (Mobil 1) and filter change, new Hankook tires all around with complete suspension alignment, fuel injection clean, brake flush, all fluids checked.
Services done at 66.8k miles with receipts include:
* Oil cooler replaced
* Complete coolant system flush with new Radiator hoses and coolant tank
* Replace spark plugs, tune and new rotor and cap.
* Transmission fluid flush (59k miles)
All previous services to the above indicated by receipts and/or CarFax.
Upgraded stereo/ 6-disc changer/ subwoofer &amp. Chrome optional factory wheels with no rust, power windows, heated seats, good A/C, power seats and headrests, cruise control, no major leaks, new soft top, alarm. The original clock works. Also included is a new wind diffuser for comfortable top-down driving.
No cracks in dash, console, or door cards. No issues with any of the glass, and carpeting in great condition. Chafing on driver side seat bolster. Two small seams that could use stitching. Minimal dings or small dents. Impressive size trunk for a roadster. No fault lights activated on dash. 7 gauges in dash includes instant MPG and oil pressure. Great oil pressure and power. Respray (by previous owner) on stock driver side rear quarter panel due to imperfections in the past, not from any accident.
1) Low original mileage
2) Great sound system.
3) Garage kept
4) Efficient small turning radius
5) Freeway cruiser or good city driver.
6) Great power and oil pressure.
7) No issues with power steering, braking or handling
8) Recent Smog cert passed on first test.
9) No operating temperature problems
Sale also includes all the clean title, records, receipts, extensive 150 page parts resource binder; stock radio; new wind diffuser and both tops.If you cannot afford it please do not bid on it or waste each others time. Request for specific pictures by serious buyers are welcome. This auction can be ended before eBay ad expires as it is also listed locally.