Classifind Cut: 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600 – SOLD!
November 10th Update – We weren’t surprised to see this rare V12-powered SL sell quickly, as evidenced by the private seller deleting their Craigslist ad over the past week. This one may have got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330
Ten cents on the dollar. Time value of money aside, that’s approximately what you’ll be paying compared to this car’s original base price of $124,000 when it was brand new. This Imperial Red 1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600, last listed on Craigslist in October 2020 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the rarest example of R129-vintage SL Roadsters as the 6.0 Liter V12 took things up a notch over six- and eight-cylinder-powered siblings.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Classic luxury, style and power, 1997 SL600 V12 naturally aspirated, (no personal property tax, Va.) considered the best of the R129 series. $12,500.00. First owner off of lease very well maintained. Imperial red with both tops, wind deflector and new two tone beige and brown anniversary seats with custom wood and leather sport steering wheel. Staggered custom wheels: Front; 18×9.5 wrapped with Nitto Extreme 555 245/40ZR18, Rear 18×10.5 wrapped with BF Goodrich G-Force T/A 285/30ZR18wrapped with Nitto Extreme 555 245/40ZR18. Some paint issues on front bumper (see Picture)
Maintenance item within the last year: New A/C compressor, evaporator, hoses, service ports. receiver/dryer, expansion valve, pressure sensor, evaporator temperature sensor. New hood pad, iridium plugs and coils.
Maintenance item within the last 3 to 5 years: New Mass Air Flow Sensors, intake boots, K and N air filters. New Top and all rebuilt lift cylinders with upgraded seals. New front and rear self leveling hydraulic shocks and dampener cylinders. New slotted and drilled rotors and ceramic pads. Calibre K40 built in/hidden wireless laser and radar protection ($3000+ not legal in Va) SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE”
Does the high mileage on this SL600 scare you? Comment below and let us know!
Doesn’t state the mileage.
Hi Greg. The Craigslist post this seller has their SL600 in states it has 154,643 miles, which roughly averages out to 7,000 annually since new.