Dog Leg Manual: 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

The R129 generation Mercedes SL convertible was built on a shortened version of the W124 E-Class sedan platform for a remarkably long 13 year model life from 1989-2002.  It was  available in the affordable inline-6 300SL, roarty 500SL V8 and nutty V-12 600SL – but if you want one with a clutch pedal, you’ll have to go for the 300SL.  Find this 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL offered for $3,500 near Dallas, TX via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

Selling my 1990 Mercedes Benz 300SL. This car has the M104 24 valve motor with the dog leg 5 speed manual transmission. This is a super rare combo that is very hard to find. The car shows 103k miles and it does run and drive. I’ve owned it for 3-4 years and it is titled and registered in my name. 

While the car does run and drive, it should be considered as a project car that is in need of cosmetic work. 

I had full intentions of restoring this car, however I have too many projects so I need to thin the herd a little.

The car is rust free and has a clear blue Texas title in my name.

I have posted a couple of videos of the car that should give you plenty of details on what the car looks like and how it runs. 

See video walk around here:

See car running here:

It is a super rare car and fun to drive. Price is firm and I am not interested in trades or offers for less. I’m happy to work with out of state buyers who want to pick up and I can assist with any transport company as far as loading.

See another car that might be a cheap junker today, but will be a classic in the future?