V12 Convertible: 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 R129

The Mercedes-Benz SL600 is a complex beast that is powered by a lean mean M120 V12 that pushes something around 389 horsepower into a slushbox automatic transmission. These cars are known to require a thick stack of cash to keep properly maintained, but with only 56k on the odometer, how much maintenance could this really need? Find this 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 offered for $12,500 near Houston, TX via craigslist.

From the seller:

1995 Mercedes SL600
VIN: WDBFA76E1SF118110
condition: excellent
cylinders: 12 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 56000
paint color: red
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: convertible


Owned by a elder family member who passed away recently and last one out of his extensive collection and was his pride and joy. Car has 56k and is straight and clean. Only damage is front bumper scuffing/scrapping and soft top was recently raised and is in immaculate condition. Tires are in great shape and like new in tread depth. There was only 1100 of these built worldwide for 1995 and sold for 130k+ when new. Not a Poor-mans car and you need to be ready to do your own work/maintenance on the car otherwise they are costly to maintain through Mercedes repair businesses. Car has been through the local Mercedes dealership to get it back on the road but has sat since that and inspection ran out this summer. Car will start but won’t stay running and has had the tank drained and fresh gas put in and next thing that maybe needed to get it running is a fuel pump replacement but not sure and we are ready to sale as is. Hardtop is off now to show soft top and has extra maintenance parts to go along with the car. Brand new Mercedes batttery and $6800 of repairs to get it on the road back in June 2020 and not driven much since. Have OEM Mercedes full car cover and hardtop covers also. If you can’t afford this car Don’t dream of owning it because it can ruin your marriage and keep you up at night and isn’t for the the Normal Joes in the world. NO TRADES, HOLDS OR FINANCING and CASH ONLY Also No Tire Kickers PLEASE and Thanks for Viewing

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