The car is offered from an insurance company on Copart as a recovered theft vehicle, as it was stolen from the dealership in November 1991. After 27 years, this teal Mercedes SL 500 was finally recovered, discovering that the car was stored indoors all those years having been driven for just 1,180 miles.
The interior is finished in tan leather and it comes with the desirable aluminum factory hard top. The ad mentions some minor dents and scratches but the cabin looks minty fresh and in accordance to its really low mileage, while the paint looks in pretty good condition as well.
Powering this early example of the Mercedes SL 500 is the company’s M119 5.0-liter V8 engine with 322hp paired to the standard-fit automatic transmission. The German luxury convertible feature many innovations for its era, including active dampers and a roll-over bar that could extend automatically in the event of an emergency.
The R129 Mercedes SL is considered one of the most successful generations of its nameplate, staying in production between 1989 and 2001.
The open-top sports car is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the current top bid at the moment of writing is $13,900. Not bad for a luxury time capsule full of ‘90s nostalgia, right?