Used Car of the Day: 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today we bring you a 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL that seems to be in very good condition.


This one only has 15,000 miles on it and it has AMG wheels. Our seller says it's in "showroom condition" and has been garage kept -- and never driven in poor weather.

The seats and leather are apparently in "excellent" condition and this one rides on Pirelli rubber.

Although the wheels are chrome AMG, the seller has the original OEM wheels. The buttons and switches work, and a 3M car bra has been installed. The seller has the original hardtop available, along with the original documentation.

The price for this one is $21,500 and it's available in Colorado.

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[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Lou_BC Lou_BC 6 days ago
    Why does this car remind me of a Mustang from the same era?
  • ChristianWimmer ChristianWimmer 6 days ago
    I have a 1989 500SL R129 with a little over 200,000 km, one previous owner but well-maintained. These are great cars and if well-maintained will be quite reliable. The 6-cylinder models are not fast, but quick enough for daily driving. I’m a member of an R129 SL Club and experienced the 300SL and 300SL-24: they’re ok. The SL280 with a 190-hp V6 on the other hand really struggles when floored. Two members in our club have the SL280 and they’re basically just relaxed cruisers. The 500SL is quick, torquey and thirsty but solid and reliable. A solid choice if you want power and fun. The 600SL/SL600 is something for people with money. Servicing them is incredibly expensive and astonishingly the V12 engine has thermal issues if driven flat out on the Autobahn for longer periods. IIRC this was corrected with the facelift to a degree.
  • Mike Beranek No, but I'm for a world where everyone, everywhere buys cars (and everything else) that are sourced and assembled regionally. Shipping big heavy things all over the planet is not a solution.
  • Jeffrey No not for me at this time
  • El scotto Hmm, my VPN and security options have 12-month subscriptions. Car dealers are not accountable to anyone except the owner. Of course, the dealer principles are running around going "state of the art security!", "We need dedicated IT people!" For the next 12 months. The hackers can wait.
  • El scotto Chip it, NOS it, Wrap it, go buy hipster jeans.
  • El scotto Bah to the lot of you! Now 8500$ is way too much; 5000$ would be much more reasonable. You see, every once in a while GM does something right. The two Saturns I owned were slow, I mean bog slow, poorly maintained VW bug slow. Then some GM engineers ran some sort of tippy-top secret project and put a supercharger on a 4-cylinder. Will this redline beat a Porsche? Please. Would this be worth thrashing on your daily commute? Of course. Imagine racing the GTI guys for lattes or IPAs. Those kind roll that way.
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