West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this original southern California 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L 6 cylinder 24 valves roadster in the highly desirable and striking color combination of original factory 'Smoke SIlver Metallic' (Color Code 702) color paint with a Creme Beige (Trim Code 275) leather interior, a Dark Brown power soft top and matching factory 'Smoke Silver Metallic' hard top and boasting only one southern California owner since new and only 25K original miles!
Factory options include:
3.0L 24 Valves 6 cylinder engine 5 Speed Fuel Injected Automatic Transmission Supplemental Restraint System Chrome Alloy Wheels Anti-theft Alarm Interior Central Locking Infrared Remote Locking System Power Assisted Steering Cruise Control Automatic Climate Control Electrically Operated Windows Electric Heated Rear Window on Hardtop Fully Independent Suspension Power Assisted Four Wheell Disc Brakes Anti Lock Braking System AM/FM Radio/Cassette High Performance Sound System Electric Adjustable Front Seats & Head Restraints Electrically Adjustable Steering Column Leather Upholstery Halogen Head & Fog Lamps First Aid Kit Wind Deflector
Original Retail Price of $74,030
For 1990, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL was powered by a 24-valve dual-overhead cam six-cylinder engine displacing 180.8 cubic-inches and offering nearly 230 horsepower. The 300SL came with either a five-speed manual gearbox as standard or an optional five-speed automatic. Disc brakes could be found in both the front and rear.
After nearly two decades, the 560SL was replaced by the 300SL and 500SL in 1990 with the new R129 series. These new rear-wheel drive two-seater coupe/roadsters rode on a short and sporty wheelbase and came with both a folding top and removable aluminum hardtop. There were airbags installed on both the drivers and passenger's side. Both luxurious and sporty, the 300SL could race from zero-to-sixty in about 9 seconds.
This particular example was sold new on 5/15/1990 to its original and only southern California family owner at 'Caliber Motors', the Mercedes-Benz dealership of Anaheim Hills, CA and was always garaged with no accidents and has always been serviced and maintained at primarily Mercedes dealerships or independent specialists since new. Originally serviced under warranty at 'Caliber Motors; and then at 'VIP Motor Cars', the only authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer in the Coachella Valley, Palm Springs, CA; then for many years at 'Linos Mercedes Service' of Palm Desert, CA and in recent years it has been serviced at the 'AutoBahn Garage' of Indio, CA where it was last serviced at 25,096 miles in 3/2018 (earlier this month). The car boasts every service record since new and a clean Carfax report confirming it's originality.
The original and beautiful 'Smoke Silver Metallic' color factory color paint is still in absolutely exceptional condition. The original 'Creme Beige' leather seats are also in absolutely beautiful condition with virtually no signs of any wear as is the original dashboard and wood veneer interior - obviously always garaged from the elements! The car has its original factory 'German canvas' Dark Brown color power soft top which is still as new and has hardly ever seen the light of day with a very clear rear plastic window and the car has it's original and also factory correct matching color hard top.
This is a beautifully kept and maintained car which has had no accidents and looks and drives exactly like such a well maintained and serviced very low original mileage Mercedes should and must be seen and driven to be truly appreciated! The car will be sold with it's original thick file of service records showing that at no time was any expense spared on this particular vehicles preventive maintenance - literally every conceivable component or part has been replaced or repaired as required. Every option is working as it should including all the power options.
You will look long and hard to find a lower mileage example in anywhere close to this condition of this well maintained and beautiful and always garaged 1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL in this very striking color combination available anywhere else - it is virtually as new with a new car smell to boot!