Pre-Owned 1998 Mercedes-BenzSL-Class Base Convertible

      Exterior Color
      Imperial Red
      Interior Color
      Beige Leather
      Convertible/2 seats
      Fuel Economy
      16/23 MPG City/Hwy
      Rear-wheel Drive
      V8 5.0L/303.5
      Stock Number
      Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

      Highlighted Features

      • Leather upholstery
      • Automatic temperature control
      • Power convertible roof
      • Headlight cleaning
      • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
      • Memory seat
      • Remote keyless entry
      • Convertible hard top

      Detailed Specifications

      • 1-touch down
      • Air conditioning
      • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
      • Automatic temperature control
      • Driver door bin
      • Driver vanity mirror
      • Front beverage holders
      • Garage door transmitter
      • Head restraints memory
      • Illuminated entry
      • Memory seat
      • Passenger door bin
      • Passenger vanity mirror
      • Power windows
      • Rearview mirror memory
      • Remote keyless entry
      • Residual heat recirculation
      • Speed control
      • Steering wheel memory
      • Telescoping steering wheel
      • Tilt steering wheel
      • Alloy wheels
      • Four wheel independent suspension
      • Front anti-roll bar
      • Power steering
      • Rear anti-roll bar
      • Tires: performance
      • AM/FM radio
      • Cassette
      • Diversity antenna
      • Speaker type: brand
      • Speakers: 6
      • Front center armrest: w/storage
      • Front seats: bucket
      • Genuine wood dashboard insert
      • Leather shift knob
      • Leather steering wheel
      • Leather upholstery
      • Max seating capacity: 2
      • Power driver seat
      • Power passenger seat
      • Cylinder configuration: V-8
      • Drive type: rear-wheel
      • Engine liters: 5.0
      • Engine location: front
      • Fuel economy city: 16mpg
      • Fuel economy highway: 23mpg
      • Fuel tank capacity: 21.1gal.
      • Horsepower: 315hp @ 5,600RPM
      • Mode select transmission
      • Number of valves: 32
      • Recommended fuel: Premium Unleaded
      • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
      • Torque: 347 lb.-ft. @ 3,900RPM
      • Transmission: 5 speed automatic
      • Variable valve control
      • Bumpers: body-color
      • Convertible hard top
      • Convertible roof lining
      • Door mirrors: body-color
      • Heated door mirrors
      • Power convertible roof
      • Power door mirrors
      • Rear cargo: trunk
      • Curb weight: 1,890kg (4,167lbs)
      • Engine bore x stroke: 96.5mm x 85.0mm (3.80" x 3.35")
      • Engine displacement: 5.0 L
      • Engine horsepower: 315hp @ 5,600RPM
      • Engine torque: 347 lb.-ft. @ 3,900RPM
      • Exterior body width: 1,812mm (71.3")
      • Exterior height: 1,303mm (51.3")
      • Exterior length: 4,499mm (177.1")
      • Front headroom: 943mm (37.1")
      • Front hiproom: 1,352mm (53.2")
      • Front legroom: 1,078mm (42.4")
      • Front shoulder room: 1,408mm (55.4")
      • Interior cargo volume: 228 L (8 cu.ft.)
      • Interior maximum cargo volume: 228 L (8 cu.ft.)
      • Passenger volume: 1,427L (50.4 cu.ft.)
      • Turning radius: 5.4m (17.7')
      • Wheelbase: 2,515mm (99.0")
      • Delay-off headlights
      • Display: analog
      • Front fog lights
      • Front reading lights
      • Headlight cleaning
      • Outside temperature display
      • Rear window defroster
      • Tachometer
      • Variably intermittent wipers
      • 4 wheel disc brakes
      • ABS brakes
      • Adjustable head restraints: driver and passenger w/tilt
      • Dual front impact airbags
      • Dual front side impact airbags
      • Ignition disable
      • Integrated roll-over protection
      • Panic alarm
      • Power adjustable front head restraints
      • Security system
      • Traction control

      Dealer Notes

      This is a very nice 1998 Mercedes Benz SL500 in arguably the best color combination of Imperial Red with Beige leather!! It is in excellent overall condition including a recent service, brand new tires and brand new brakes. It runs and drives great, the air conditioning is cold and it has both a factory hardtop and the power convertible top. The convertible top is very usable as it is but does show some wear areas which I have highlighted in the photos. The convertible top plastic rear windows are in very nice condition and are not cloudy or cracked. The Carfax is accident free but does show a clerical error on the mileage. The car has 84,521 actual miles verified by the receipts and records but when the third owner, who we purchased it from, went to the license branch they did not take the car with them or write down the miles so when the clerk asked them the miles on the car they told them they did not know for sure so the clerk at the BMV just marked true miles unknown. I have an actual mile odometer statement signed by the third owner that will go with the car. The car comes with the original owners manual package, some recent records and both remote keys. It has the optional heated seats and still has the factory wind stop. This is a very nice looking and driving Mercedes Benz SL500 and represents a lot of value for what you get!!! It will take you many fun miles in style!!! Consumer Reviews

      Kelley Blue Book -
      Overall4.7Out of 5
      • The most beautiful car I ever owned

        By james007 on Thursday, March 22, 2012

        WOW! It handles like a dream, moves like a cheetah and is timeless in it's style. The car is solid and the paint is the best I've seen on an automobile to date. I believe it has 7 coats. The Bose Stereo is magical. What a sound, even with roof down. Fantastic engineering. With all that sports car in it, it still rides like a big car. Not a lot of miles on it for a 2000 but no issues. It's a ball to drive. I hope it lasts forever.
      • Great GT convertible not for grocery getting!

        By Herb on Sunday, December 02, 2018

        Red over tan. Turns heads. Powerful! Quiet with either top. Parts are available, but if OEM can be costly. Technically advanced but complex. Dealer repairs costly but good independent shops are available. Values are depressed because of many available but costly to fix. 2002 last of the "boxy" look and with lift-off hardtop. Should be in the $20-30K range!
      • Easy to maintain...solid vehicle

        By G-Benz on Saturday, February 23, 2008

        Formerly owned a 95 SL500 (actually wife's). I agree with everything posted previously. I felt bad for the guy quoted $2300-$7000 to get the top hydroelectric repairs performed. The leaky top cyclinders can be purchased for $150 apiece and replaced in the comfort of your own garage in about an hour!!! A phillips screwdriver and an allen wrench set is all you need! I'm not a Mercedes mechanic, but I performed most all of the necessary work myself. Probably the cheapest-to-repair MB I've ever owned! Looking at a 96 SL500 for my kid...just test driving it brings back memories!

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