|Make: ||Mercedes Benz|
|Transmission: ||4 Speed AT|
|Fuel Type: ||Gasoline|
|Engine: ||6.0L V12|
|Exterior Color: ||Black|
|VIN Number: ||WDB1290761F097***|
Launched in 1954, the original SL, short for Sportlich-Leicht (English: Sport Lightweight) was originally created to be a toned down Gran Prix car. The first and perhaps the most famous SL, the 300 SL, featured gullwing doors and is one of the manufacturer’s most iconic vehicles ever produced. The 4th generation SL, the R129, made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1989 and production was started later that same year. The R129 received perhaps the most attention when Princess Diana sold her Jaguar XJS to lease a red metallic 500 SL, but later had to return it under pressure, as it was seen as unfit for a member of the British royal family to be seen driving a foreign car.
Where the top model of the third generation SL was the 500 SL (560 SL in some markets) with a powerful 5.0 L V8, the flagship for the R129 was the SL 600. The SL 600 featured a 6.0-liter 48-valve DOHC V12 that made 389 hp that was later used by Pagani in their original Zonda. Due to the power of the engine, the earlier SL 600 was only offered with a 4-speed automatic transmission. The powerful V12 effortlessly brought the large roadster up to triple digit speeds all the way to its electronically limited 155mph limit. Zero to 60 only takes 5.9 seconds which was supercar territory at the time.
The SL 600 came standard with ABS, power windows, mirrors, seats and hydraulically actuated convertible top. The SL 600 also had hand stitched full leather interior, additional wood and the V-12 gearshift knob. It also had electronically controlled damping which was rare at the time, and was the first convertible to feature a hidden, automatically extending roll–over bar in order to keep the passengers safe in case of a roll over without sacrificing the aesthetics of the car with the top down.
Total base price in 1995 was $123,175 USD for the SL 600, which was approximately $32,000 more than the SL 500 of the same year. That extra $30,000 bought the owner not only the larger engine and equipment mentioned above, but also showed off the depth of the owner’s pocketbook by showing you can afford to pay for the service and maintenance upkeep which was often many times that of the SL 500. The SL 600 also offered exclusivity as only around 11,000 total units of the 4th generation were produced as opposed to over 103,000 total units of the 4th generations SL 500.
This SL 600 was sourced at a dealer auction in Japan for one of our clients. Japan Car Direct can help you find your own SL 600 or any other luxury car from dealer auctions and used car lots all across Japan, and safely ship it to your country at a very reasonable price. Please contact us with your needs today!
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