2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500
From Blackdog Performance Cars
For sale at Blackdog Performance Cars is a gorgeous 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 with a panoramic vario-roof. The vario-roof is a highly sought-after option on the retractable hardtop, it features tinted polycarbonate that allows the passengers to see the world above during their driving experience. This Bright Red SL500 features all the goodies you can ask for in 2003, including heated seats, GPS navigation, and a 6-disc CD changer. Powering this 2003 SL500 is a 5.0L, 302 horsepower, V8 engine that is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. Notable upgrades include 18-inch, aluminum/alloy AMG wheels, drilled and slotted front rotors, and an AMG style front grille. With just under 41,000 miles, this 2003 SL500 is barely broke in and ready to roll.
The SL series is a grand touring car that has been in the Mercedes-Benz lineup since 1954. The SL refers to the German Sportlich-Leicht (Sport Lightweight). It was the idea of an American importer Max Hoffman, who envisioned a market for a stripped-down Gran Prix car that prominent performance enthusiasts could enjoy in the thriving post-war economy. The 300 SL was the first attempt by Mercedes, and you can argue it was a successful one, as the Gullwing design is one of the most iconic vehicles in automotive history to date. The SL has spanned six generations, it has seen many body design configurations and engine enhancements along the way.
The all new redesigned 5th generation SL, or R230, had a production run from 2001 to 2011. The retractable hardtop was the biggest news for the R230. It had been featured on its little brother, the SLK, since 1997, and many were excited for its arrival on the SL. Gone were the days of needing help removing the auxiliary hardtop, or only using the soft top in order not to fuss with the hardtop. The problem was the car looked so good with the hardtop on. Now you finally get the best of both worlds, a car that looks great with the hardtop up, or with only the push of a button, you get to enjoy the sun in your face and wind in your hair.
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