1996 Mercedes Benz SL320 Convertible
Mercedes Benz has a long history of two seat sporty convertibles and this car continues in that tradition. Always quick, these SL (Sport Leicht) models combine performance with touring comfort and style in the European Grand Touring tradition.
Known at the R129 model these cars were first introduced in 1990 and over the years evolved into several different models of varying power. All models featured adjustable sport-luxury suspension and an all news chassis with A arms in the front and fully independent multi link rear suspension. An interesting safety feature was a roll bar designed to extend in the event of a crash.
The SL320 replaced the original SL300 version in 1994 with a 3.2 liter straight six cylinder double overhead cam engine that produced 217 hp. It features a 5-speed electronic automatic transmission.
This convertible was delivered with a blue cloth top and a white, aluminum hardtop. The interior is in Navy blue leather while the body is polar white. The grill is a CL style replacement. The wheels have been refinished in an AMG style.
This car has been with the same owner for twelve years. He was the third owner, sold the car and liked it so much he bought it back so is now the 5th owner. He says it has been carefully maintained with upgraded head gasket, transmission service, new shock and motor mounts and non-biodegradable wiring. He says he has documentation on repairs.
In excellent condition, the Mercedes has 167,000 careful miles.