1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600
1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600
Authentic Motorcars
(833) 690-7766

1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600

for sale by Authentic Motorcars in Redmond, Washington 98052


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Classic Car Overview

Authentic Motorcars is pleased to offer for sale this 1997 model year SL600 finished in striking Imperial Red over a two-tone Parchment and Beige Leather interior with burl wood dash veneers and a black soft top. This car was sold new at Barrier Mercedes of WA in January of 1998 and has had only 2 owners. The car has been lovingly cared for its entire life and always dealer serviced and maintained. In preparation for sale a fresh oil service, brake flush, and alignment has been performed. New 17-inch deep set monoblock wheels wrapped in brand new Continental Extreme Contact Sport tires have been installed to enhance the sporty character of the R129 design. A new hood insulation pad was also fitted to replace the original one which was sagging from age and new factory floor mats were fitted to freshen the interior to like new standards. All electronics function as designed on this wonderful car, it is a dream to drive and is ready to reward all your senses as you sit behind the wheel. 

Included with the sale are the complete original owner's manuals, sales brochure, two remote keys, removable windscreen, full service records, tool roll, jack, spare tire, factory touch up paint, optional Mercedes phone kit, and hard top stand. The original 16-inch wheels/tires can also be included if desired.

The Mercedes SL (R129) is an iconic roadster that was arguably one of the most robust and technologically advanced modern cars of the 1990s. In the mid 90s Mercedes launched the ultimate roadster for the upper class, a mechanical "tour de force" of german engineering, the SL600. To get an SL600 back in 1997, it cost $123,200, which in today's money would roughly cost upwards of $200,000. Power comes from a silky smooth, naturally-aspirated 48-valve 6.0L V-12 (called M120) paired to an electronically-controlled 5-speed ZF automatic transmission. Power is rated at 389 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 420 lb-ft of torque at 3,900 rpm. This 4500 lb roadster would rocket from 0-60 in only 5.5 seconds which in 1997 was pretty fast indeed only one second behind a Ferrari 355! The SL was full of advanced features, including a roll bar that could be raised or lowered on demand but would also deploy if the car detected a rollover in 3/10th of a second. It was a true convertible for all seasons with two tops, a full power retracting soft top that stows away neat and flush and still offers trunk space. Also fitted was a fully insulated hard top with glass windows and rear defroster that locks and unlocks into the car via smart electronic mechanical latches. All sorts of new innovative options were presented on the V12 cars like: electronic- height adjustable hydraulic suspensions, ABS braking, ASR Stability control, xenon headlamps, integrated phone, fluid filled motor mounts, front and side impact airbags, infrared/radar door locking w/ alarm, Bose stereo system with trunk mounted CD changer, and pollen filtered climate control. Inside the SL was all about comfort and luxury with fully leather covered interior surfaces, exotic wood veneers, and thick wool carpets. These cars are the ultimate grand touring boulevard cruiser.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
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  • Category
    Modern Performance
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    50,000 miles
  • Engine
    12 Cylinder
  • Drivetrain
    2 wheel drive - rear
  • Transmission
    5 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color

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