West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 rare 'Designo Edition' roadster in the highly desirable and striking color combination of original factory 'Designo Silver Metallic' color paint with a 'Charcoal Nappa' two-tone 'Designo' leather interior, with the retractable power steel roof and with 18" alloy wheels and with only 39K original miles!
Overall, the 5th generation SL500 was a techno masterpiece masquerading as a slick German roadster and a terrific 50th anniversary present from Mercedes to the fortunate few. Mercedes-Benz had launched a totally new SL500 to replace the previous model and it was a technological tour-de-force, improved in virtually every way from the previous year's model which had still enjoyed records sales in it's last year of design. The all new design was dramatic and boasted a retractable steel roof which instantly converted the car from being a sleek sports coupe into an open-air fun roadster.
The car's original factory options for $85,990 include:
5.0L 24V Aluminum 302HP V8 engine 5 spd electronic touch shift automatic trans Active Body Control Active Suspension Retractable Hardtop with Easy Pack Feature Dual Zone Auto Climate Control 4 Spoke Multi Function Steering Wheel Electronic Adjustable Tilt/Telescopic Steering Column 2 Integrated cup holders 12-Way Adjustable Active Ventilated Heated seats with Lumbar support 8 Speaker Bose Audio System Navigation 6 Disc CD Changer High Strength Steel Reinforced Cabin with Front & Rear crumble zones Dual 2 stage front airbags Side Impact Airbags Driver's knee airbag 'Smartkey' security Xenon Auto Headlamps Baby smart child seat recognition Electronic Braking system with ABS Electronic Stability Program with ASR Anti-theft alarm with engine immobilizer
Purchased by it's original southern California owner, Bobby Hatfield of the 'Righteous Brothers,' at 'Fletcher Jones Mercedes-Benz of Newport Beach, CA and always primarily serviced there until purchased by only it's second southern California owner in 2010 with only 18,900 miles and then the car was always primarily serviced at 'Mercedes-Benz of Encino, CA,' with service records available. Obviously always garaged since new with no signs of any accidents and with the original and beautiful 'Silver Metallic' color factory color paint still in absolutely exceptional condition. The original 'Charcoal' 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 thick file of service records show that at no time was any expense spared on this particular car's preventive maintenance.
This a very striking and desirable rare 'Designo edition' SL500 which has a clean CARFAX report 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 has always been primarily dealer serviced since new and was serviced in recent years at the Mercedes Benz dealership of Encino, California and every option is working as it should including the A/C.
You will look long and hard to find a lower mileage or as well maintained and beautiful and always garaged example in this very striking color combination available anywhere else - it is virtually as new with a new car smell to boot!