Exported Vehicles

2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 R230

Tell the world you’ve arrived — in the Mercedes-Benz SL500 R230!
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
  • 2003 SL500 R230
Year: 2003
Make: Mercedes Benz
Model: SL500 R230
Mileage: 60,833Km
Transmission: 5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Drivetrain: RWD
Engine: 5.0-Litre V8
Exterior Color: Black
VIN Number: SDB2304751F026***

Those who can afford anything choose the Mercedes-Benz SL500 R230 grand touring roadster.

That’s the premise of the cinema-quality Lucky Star commercial that introduced the Mercedes-Benz SL500 R230 in 2002. Mr. H, who always gets what he wants, attracts the attention of intelligence agencies for his impossible luck in gambling and the stock market. When they pursue him by car and helicopter, he makes a clean getaway with his beautiful girlfriend and a little luck in the Mercedes-Benz SL500 R230.

The 2-door convertible Mercedes-Benz SL500 R230 is so incredibly attractive that it became a favorite among the rich and powerful during its 2002-2008 production run and remains a coveted status symbol today. Its beautiful head-turning body contours were perfected through intense development involving a supercomputer and 10 designers from Germany, California and Japan. Few cars project good taste with such confidence and finesse.

Sculpted exterior perfection is complemented by a comfortable interior with handsome, flowing lines and just about every imaginable amenity. Multiple seat and steering wheel adjustments ensure finely tailored driving comfort and the ride is supremely quiet even after retracting the hardtop into the trunk with the flick of a switch. You can hold clear conversations with your traveling companion without raising your voice except at very high speeds whether traveling on the German autobahn, a California freeway or an expressway in Japan.

Acceleration is extraordinarily smooth and powerful thanks to a 5.0-liter SOHC aluminum V8 engine with 24 valves, Bosch Motronic engine control and fuel injection. It generates 302 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and a remarkable 340 foot pounds of torque that spreads all the way from 2700 to 4250 rpm — propelling you from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds and attaining an electronically governed top speed of 155 mph. This very satisfying balance of smoothness and sportiness is one of the many reasons SL500 owners tend to continue buying SL500s.

Handling is also smooth and precise, courtesy of rack-and-pinion steering and a semiactive suspension that continuously adjusts spring rates to reduce body pitch, roll and dive. ALB and computer-assisted electrohydraulic braking also ensure highly controlled deceleration.

This used 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 is in immaculate condition with only 6,830 km on the odometer. It features a rear spoiler, spoked 20-inch aluminum wheels and a dark gray interior with tasteful wooden accents. Immensely satisfying to drive, it is also guaranteed to demand respect from hotel valets and service station attendants in the country we export it to.

Whether you seek a secondhand German luxury car like the SL500 with right or left hand drive, an Italian supercar or JDM sports car rarely seen outside of Japan, contact Japan Car Direct and take advantage of our unrivaled experience and connections in the Japanese used car market.

We help you find the secondhand car of your dreams from individual owners, specialty dealers and used car auctions around Japan; arrange for the best price and a third-party inspection; and have your vehicle shipped to your country without delay.

Directly buying and importing used cars from Japan is easy with Japan Car Direct.

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  • review rating 5  I'd been looking to buy an RF series Honda Stepwagon to convert into a mini camper for a while but the UK prices always seemed too high. I had joined a few JDM import sites to get an idea of auction prices and costs (including Japan Car Direct) but just couldn't bring myself to take the next step, it seemed such a risk ! Finally after reading so many good reviews for JCD (and Mathew in particular) I took the plunge and contacted Mathew. After he answered my many questions regarding costs, fees etc I felt confident enough to pay the deposit and start hunting the Japanese auctions for my Steppy. My budget for the Steppy was pretty low (pathetic even !) but I felt Mat still put the same effort into replying to my questions and queries as he would have done if my budget had been into the tens of thousands. The result was I now have a very tidy Stepwagon with lower mileage than any vehicle I've ever owned, I've paid far less for it then I would have done buying in the UK and I've got a bigger budget now for the camper conversion. I wouldn't hesitate to buy through them again, and hope to do so soon.

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    9/30/2019

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    9/13/2019

    review rating 5  After an initial inquiry several years ago, I still wanted to get a Japanese Delica or Hiace. Matthew was immediately in contact and helped with all the details. His videos were perfect for my search. Matthew was able to answer all of my questions and my wife and I were able to make decisions based on the great information he provided. I would recommend Japan Car Direct to anyone interested in getting the right car at the best price.

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    8/27/2019
  • review rating 5  The staff at Japan Car Direct made what I thought would a a difficult process very easy. Matt explained every step thoroughly and his advice on details of cars was spot on.

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    8/20/2019

    review rating 5  I imported a van though JCD and they made the process super straightforward. They were amazing at communicating and quick to answer any of my questions. If you are looking to import a car I would highly recommended them.

    thumb William Bender
    8/02/2019

    review rating 5  Awesome experience !! Their service was extremely good and efficient. Yoshiro was soo patient with my many requests for information and translations. The vehicle purchased was better than expected. I would definitely consider using their services again.

    thumb Rafael Cuadros
    5/20/2019
  • review rating 5  All I can say about the experience is AMAZING! I worked with Matthew and he was helpful through the whole process of bidding, purchasing, and shipping the car to me. He had an answer for every question, and was always quick to respond. Enjoying my new Mercedes and I will be using them again!

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    5/15/2019

    review rating 5  All around exceptional experience! Matt was great to work with and guided me through the entire process with ease. As a first timer, importing was a bit nerve racking but JCD did a great job providing a cool little truck I can enjoy here in Delaware. I look forward to picking up the next toy/vehicle through them.

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    5/14/2019

    review rating 5  The experienced, grizzled veterans of the import scene. They were very accommodating with all my questions and concerns. It was my first time importing, so everything was confusing and intimidating, but I'm happy to report everything went as planned! I'm definitely calling them back when I finally come up with an excuse to import another!

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    4/12/2019
  • review rating 5  Mathew was great to work with and made what could be a scary daunting experience very easy. I am super happy with my car and am sure I will be importing with them again!

    thumb Kayla D'Ambrosi
    3/18/2019

    review rating 5  Working with Mathew and his team was an absolute pleasure. I went from never knowing you could import your own vehicle to owning my own Suzuki Cara within 6 months. Mathew was so helpful and completely transparent with me during the entire process. We spoke on the phone and via email and he helped me pick the perfect car exactly within my requirements. He dealt with my excitement and inexperience with patience and understanding. I couldn't be happier with my experience and will absolutely use Japan Car Direct again when it's time for another project. I highly recommend Mathew and Japan Car Direct.

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    3/05/2019

    review rating 5  Just purchased my second car through Japan Car Direct. Could not be more pleased with their customer service. Matt went above and beyond to help me find the right car. Translating countless auction sheets, messaging sellers, requesting vehicle inspections, putting up with me and my requests well after his time in the office, etc. I can happily and honestly say that I would recommend this company to anyone looking to purchase a car from Japan and that you will not be dissappinted. Very kind, helpful and professional. Can’t wait for vehicle number 3.

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    2/23/2019
  • review rating 5  Mathew and the team are amazing. Bought my first Porsche in Japan and they have helped me all the way through. They are competent and honest people, will definitely be doing more business with them. Thanks guys!

    thumb Dami Eugi
    2/13/2019

    review rating 5  Mat is is the best he was right on target and video descriptions are perfect. Shipping was alot faster than I thought it would be, as JCD didn't mess around. My van was at port and ready to go. I will be using JCD again soon, got my van now I want a car.

    thumb Lee Frye
    1/22/2019

    review rating 5  I hunted the internet for a broker I could trust with my money. JDC won and I am so happy I went with them. Matt and Yoshi are great. Matt puts up with a very demanding customer in me, I can certainly take up time. Matt sends me cars from the list I sent him, when I don't have time to check the auction. It is scary how accurate Matt is when I ask him to predict a selling price. He is always very close which sometimes is not fun but he really does know pricing. They have walked we through buying two cars now and have held my hand on both. I really apricate all the time and knowledge. After purchase they have also held my hand through the whole import process which can be daunting for a first timer. I am a dealer and Matt is great at suggesting other cars to import as well. I am very satisfied with my choice

    thumb John Holmes
    1/19/2019
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