1994 Mercedes-Benz SL600 The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a grand touring car that has been manufactured by Mercedes Benz since 1954. The designation SL derives from the German Sport-Leicht, which translates to lightweight sport. With unlimited speed limits prevalent in Europe, individuals who owned such cars could quickly travel from point A to point B without the inconvenience of sitting in an airport, then renting a car upon arrival at your destination. This is the true definition of grand touring, meaning traveling in luxury and style at high speed. This 1994 Mercedes-Benz 600 SL V12 convertible has 92,048 original miles. The car is in overall very good condition, with all the amenities working, and intact. This SL is capable of cruising all day at high speeds, while keeping you in luxurious comfort. As one would expect, many conveniences are standard, and included on the option list of this car. A like new condition matching hard top comes with this car as well. Luxury and Mercedes Benz reliability sum it up best. Exterior Beautiful white gloss over lower painted light gray paint covers the exterior. The gray paint follows the line of the bumpers around the bottom end of the car for a nice contrast. On the rocker at the bottom of the car are a few scratches and on the front bumper there may have been a few encounters with something that jumped in the way of this car! Very slight though. This is highlighted by black and gray pinstriping at the belt line, and a like new blue canvas convertible top above. Windshield glass, and plastic rear within the convertible top are clear and scratch free. The top raises and lowers smoothly and electrically with the touch of a button. For winter driving, a matching white painted hardtop comes with this convertible so the car can be enjoyed all season. Chrome plated alloy wheels hold 16 inch almost new tires all around. Grille area has no marks, and all smoked chrome and stainless accents are in mint condition. A hard tonneau hides the top just behind the seats. Interior Plush stitched leather bucket seats have all electronic controls to perfect your driving position for those long trips. Seat belts are built into the sides of the seats. Matching navy blue thick pile carpeting which is in very good condition lines the interior floor, and footboard areas, as well as the rear interior storage compartment. Exotic wood lacquered burl lines the center console and accent the door liners where the power controls are housed. Gauges are all analog, excepting the mileage display which is digital. Control buttons for interior climate control, lighting, seating position, convertible top and window up/down operation, and many more, are enough to keep even a 757 pilot occupied. Even within the blue topped padded dash top is a hidden control panel for the phone and its operations. Shades of early bluetooth technology. Drivetrain The 389hp fuel injected V-12 6.0 Liter engine will quietly whisk you down the Autobahn or Interstate, effortlessly. An automatic 4-speed transmission, (Daimler W4A208), has several cruise options for gas saving or performance. This works hand in hand with a 2.56 ratio rear axle. The engine is very clean and nicely detailed with no corrosion noted on any parts. Just pure performance! Undercarriage 4 wheel independent coil spring suspension is seen along with power disc braking on all 4 corners. No rust, just a slight patina on the suspension parts, but the floor pans and other coverings underneath are virtually devoid of even road dirt. Dual exhaust is on for the exhale, and all is looking fine underneath this SL. Drive-Ability Built like a German tank. I slip inside of this sports car and the door closes with the MB thud only heard on these cars! It fired right up and off to the test track where I could have gone all day. All the mechanicals were functioning perfectly, and it drove like a dream. When it comes to a V-12, the smoothness, and power pulses, (typically 3 cylinders at any given time on a power stroke), make it the preferred engine for an ultra-luxury sports car. If you are looking for affordable uber performance, and over the top extras, this well-preserved example deserves a look. Stop in and take a gander at a minty example of how the other half traveled in style, still viable to todays standards, but at your half pricing.