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49k-Mile 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 5-Speed

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49k-Mile 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 5-Speed

Highest Bid: $19,500 (USD) by: redthematrix

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Richmond, Texas


49,500 (Mi)

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Vehicle Story

This 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL is only 1 of 25 manual transmission examples produced for the US market for the 1992 model year. Finished in Arctic White over saddle leather interior, it's is powered by a 3.0-liter DOHC M104 inline-six paired to a dogleg 5-speed manual transmission. This R129 has been owned by two families and registered only in Texas, currently showing 49K miles on the odometer, 5k of which has been added by the seller in their five years of ownership. Now offered by the seller, the car comes with a color-matched hardtop, full-service records from new, owners’ manuals, original window sticker, and a clean CARFAX report.

The exterior is finished in Arctic White (147) and a lighter-colored lower cladding Satograu Metallic (7738) and a power black soft-top. Features include a retractable roll bar, headlamp washers, and a heated rear window on the removable color-matched hardtop. The seller notes replacing the hardtop headliner in August 2020. Both the hardtop lift and remote are included with in the sale.

Factory equipped silver-painted 16” Gullideckel wheels are fitted to 225/55 tires on all four corners.

The interior is finished in Mercedes-Benz saddle leather with matching door panels and carpets accentuated by a black dashboard top and burl wood trim. Features include dual front airbags, power-adjustable seats with memory, power windows, mirrors and locks, automatic climate control, cruise control, and the Becker Grand Prix stereo with AM/FM/cassette stereo. A CD changer is located in the trunk.

The instrument panel includes a 160-mph speedometer, an 8K-rpm tachometer, along with gauges for fuel, oil pressure, coolant temperature and instant fuel economy. The analog odometer shows 49,500 miles.

The 3.0-liter DOHC M104 inline-six produced 228 horsepower when new and was offered in the United States from 1989-1993. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 5-speed dogleg transmission. Recent maintenance items noted by the seller include a new fan assembly, timing belt and tensioner, and an oil change in the last 200 miles.

Additional photos of the undercarraige are available in the gallery.

The 2020 CARFAX report shows no accidents or damage and lists two Texas registrations since new. Included in the sale is the factory hardtop along with a remote operated lift to remove and install the hardtop.

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September 21, 2020
06:53 AM

These are quite rare and fun to drive cars that are pretty inexpensive to run. This one is in a great color combo as well and looks to be a great example of a 5 speed 300SL. The idea that you can say, "yes I have a 300SL," for a fraction of the money for a vintage one never bets old. :)

September 19, 2020
07:26 PM

September 09, 2020
03:37 PM

A nice clean car!

September 09, 2020
09:42 AM

This thing has to be rare! I've always liked the R129.

September 09, 2020
08:56 AM

The Arctic White with saddle leather is such a classy combo.

September 09, 2020
08:24 AM

I never even knew they made these with a stick #savethemanuals! GLWA