1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Cabriolet with Matching Removable Hardtop - Collector Car Canada
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Cabriolet with Matching Removable Hardtop



1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Cabriolet with Removable Hardtop


This 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Cabriolet comes in Crystal Green Metallic (M-B paint colour 256) with a matching removable hardtop.  Completing the unique colour combo, interior is a light-coloured tan – both seats are appointed in rich leather – while the soft top is black.  The car has had few modifications from new and presents very much like it did while on the showroom floor in 1991.  Car’s location is Petawawa, Ontario, up the Ottawa Valley from the Nation’s Capital.  Its Carfax is clean, without any accidents or damage in its past, and with prior history in the province of Quebec since new.



CCC Vital Info – 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Cabriolet with Removable Hardtop

Lot – 013
Seller – alexbert
Seller location – Petawawa, On K8H
VIN – WDBFA61E0MF027432
Odometer – 189,000 km
Engine Info – 3.0L inline-six
Transmission Info – 4-speed automatic
Exterior Colour –  Crystal Green metallic, #256
Interior Colour – Beige with leather upholstery
Other features – Matching removable hardtop, Fog lamps, Advanced safety features

Category – European
Model page
Carfax Clean, Quebec history, starts at photo 139 on the Photo Gallery

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The period 300SL was offered with an inline six-cylinder engine displacing 3.0 litres.  Mated to a four-speed 4G-tronic automatic transmission, the stout six drove the rear wheels to the tune of 228 horsepower when new, attained at 6300 rpm.  Dual camshafts and four valves per cylinder are key offerings of the engine.  Torque checked in at 195 lb.-ft. when new, at 4600 rpm.  This engine has powered the car a distance of 189,000 km.  It is due for an oil service, which was last done Summer 2020.
The cabriolet features advanced safety features, even for 1991.  Not every vehicle at the time offered air bags for both driver and passenger but the SL checked in with this offering.  Next, this is the first car to ever have seat belts fully integrated into the seats at all three points.  Next, there is Acceleration Skid Control (ASR) in place.  Much further evolved is the rollover protection from the invisible roll bar.  It is invisible because it is stowed away until needed:  it extends when needed based on sensors diagnosing an impending rollover.
Wheels are 16”, show a few imperfections and are wrapped in 225/55 Zeta tires.  There is some chipping in paint aft of the front wheels, as well as some minor stone chips on the front bumper.  An original full-size spare rim with tire is stored in the trunk.  Seller has included extensive photos of paint metering.  The grand majority of photos show paint thickness in the 4-7 mm range.  A counter-intuitive detail about this car is that it is badged as a 500SL.  While someone in its history likely had some fun with this, we confirm the title’s description that this is a 300SL, with a 3.0 litre inline six-cylinder engine.  Good thing, too – it beats its V8 cousin on fuel economy by over 20%.
Inside, occupants find automatic climate control and a power antenna button.  Cruise control is in place and the leather seats are heated and power controlled.  An upgrade to an aftermarket Clarion head unit has been installed.  Burl wood accents and a black upper dash provide effective contrast to the otherwise light-colour of the interior; the black steering wheel is wrapped in black leather.  Driver’s seat shows light cracking.

Under hood, the engine bay is quite tidy, belying the reading on the odometer.  The inline Mercedes sixes have a reputation for being robust and the appearance of this one is promising.  The underside is also included in the gallery.  Naturally showing some wear there is little evidence of even surface corrosion.
Likely the area showing most wear cosmetically is the soft top.  No tears are noted, vinyl windows are in place and sealed; however, signs of use over the years show as expected.  It should be noted that the soft top must be operated manually, with a factory-supplied tool.

1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Cabriolet with Matching Removable Hardtop

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1996 BMW 1100 RT in matching Crystal Green Metallic shown on many pictures is R129’s Stable mate. Will Be Given with the Car if Hammer hits 12500$. Time to call Your Bike buddy for a joint bidding! It’s like a 2:1 GL

What happened to the BMW bike

Good Eyes Brian Anderson 86
Yes! Sold on BaT.
The ‘Winner’ was From South- California.
Could afford the Car.
But Couldn’t afford the transporter.
Threw the Towel and lost his buyer’s fees, creating headaches for everybody.

To whom it may concern : Buying a collector car On-Line is an activity for Men, not for boyz who think They Can!

Wasn’t this car sold on BaT? What happened?

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Just like the Porsche 911 from the Eighties.

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