1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500
Our current Project Automobile is a 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500, that, to be completely honest, we'll mourn the loss of when a new owner eventually snatches her away from us.
The photos shown here display the condition we purchased this roadster in.
We recognize - already - we'll have to resist the temptation of clutching the keys to our hearts and not relinquishing her to new owner at the end of Johann's loving, perfect, restoration, which we anticipate to be completed by the end of 2018 when this beauty officially becomes a Timeless Classic.
This 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 just may be THE Mercedes all-time winner - as well as the buyer favorite - of the entire Mercedes-Benz offerings through the years, with timeless and classic lines and over-the-top comfort, elegance, and just downright driving pleasure. On a scale of 1-10 we give her a 10 plus plus for performance and thoughtful, quality design.
This beautiful roadster is as fast as she is pretty, and, has so many luxury components, it's difficult to say which is the best of the big bunch in the little darling. We'll say, for starters, though, the Bose Stereo System and Bose Speakers she's home to, was specifically designed by the Masters at Mercedes-Benz to be heard, crisply - with the top down, doing 150 MPH.
The two-door roadster with both a hard top and convertible top with V-8 315 HP 4 speed automatic engine, we have found, gets superb gas mileage at about 23-25 MPG in traffic, and, pretty darned close to 30 on the open road - depending on whether or not you can resist the need for speed in this little powerhouse.
The Mercedes-Benz Listed Fuel Economy Rating in 1994 for this model was 16 MPG in the city, and, 20 MPG on the highway.
We suppose, like everything about this SL500, it just gets better, and better, and better with time.
Driver and front passenger heated cushion leather bucket seats and four way power seat adjustments are heavenly.
This automobile even has an automatic roll bar that presents itself when the canvass top rises. The design of the convertible top rising and lowering was an engineering genius of Mercedes-Benz, and,fascinating highly engineered German design shows itself everywhere in the car.
One of our favorite components - is the one incredibly engineered windshield wiper - which single-handedly impeccably wipes the windshield seamlessly clean. It's amazing, and, took Mercedes Benz many years to perfect its design.
Each headlight has its own wiper, too.
The defroster for the front and back windshield literally banishes frost in seconds after the engine starts. It's amazing.
While a black car magnifies flaws if there are any, in an excruciatingly painful way, Johann just LOVES to paint cars black because it shows the details of his flawless workmanship.
Among Johann's celebrated talents is his Master Painting Ability.
We can hardly wait to have his salted and seasoned hands caress new life into this Mercedes-Benz like only Johann can possibly do.
This car is open for bids now, so if you are interested, do give us a call - Linda at 520-205-1097.
Bidding starts at six figures, as, in perfect condition, she is worth much more than her original sticker price in 1994, due to the overwhelming popularity this SL500 has among Mercedes-Benz lovers.
We apologize in advance for holding on to the keys and crying when you come to take her home.
She's just so incredibly beautiful...
We had to get started telling you about this beautiful car so that we can wean ourselves gradually off this little darling when the time comes....
Warmest Regards from Our Hearth & Home to Yours,
Johann & Linda
In America's Southwest