1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL

Exclusivity of a vehicle is often guaranteed by its original price tag and practicality. For the 500SL Coupe/Roadster, which had seating for two passengers, it carried an MSRP of over $83,000 which put it out of reach for most consumers. It had a dual overhead cam V8 engine offering 322 horsepower and 330 lbs-ft of torque. It had a front engine, rear-wheel drive configuration and rested on a short, 99 inch wheelbase platform. In the front of the grille was the Mercedes-Benz tristar emblem and a modern and angular appearance. Located ahead of the doors were small air extractor vents which were a 'nod' to the original 300SL gullwing coupe. In the front were flush-style headlamps with wraparound parking lights. Each roadster came with both a folding top and removable aluminum hardtop.

The only transmission available was the four-speed automatic. Both the driver and passenger had airbags for added safety.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2014
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
Coupe Roadster
Chassis #: WDBFA66E0LF008774
High bid of $14,000 at 2014 Mecum - Monterey. (did not sell)
Exclusivity of a vehicle is often guaranteed by its original price tag and practicality. For the 500SL Coupe/Roadster, which had seating for two passengers, it carried an MSRP of over $83,000 which put it out of reach for most consumers. It had a dual overhead cam V8 engine offering 322 horsepower and 330 lbs-ft of torque. It had a front engine, rear-wheel drive configuration and rested on a short, 99 inch wheelbase platform. In the front of the grille was the Mercedes-Benz tristar emblem and a modern and angular appearance. Located ahead of the doors were small air extractor vents which were a 'nod' to the original 300SL gullwing coupe. In the front were flush-style headlamps with wraparound parking lights. Each roadster came with both a folding top and removable aluminum hardtop.

The only transmission available was the four-speed automatic. Both the driver and passenger had airbags for added safety.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2014

Related Reading : Mercedes-Benz 500 History

The 500 SEC was produced in 1984 and 1985. Under the bonnet was powered by a five-liter V8 engine that produced just under 185 horsepower. The SEC was a two-door coupe with seating for five. Also in the 500 Series was the 500 SEL which was a four-door sedan also with seating for five. The cost of the SEC was %2456,800 while the SEL cost %2451,200. The 500 SEC was the most expensive Mercedes-Benz....
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Mercedes-Benz Monthly Sales Volume

November 2019
33,721
October 2019
27,867
September 2019
27,433
August 2019
24,771
July 2019
24,612
May 2019
27,080
April 2019
22,949
March 2019
27,004
January 2019
22,507
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Price Comparison

$6,600-$83,500
1990 500SL
$83,500-$211,050
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL Base Price : $83,500

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Mercedes-Benz
1995Ford (1,012,818)Chevrolet (665,955)Honda (643,336)
1994Ford (1,220,512)Chevrolet (651,647)Honda (650,105)
1993Ford (1,026,338)Chevrolet (692,116)Honda (608,149)
1992Ford (922,488)Honda (648,745)Chevrolet (647,227)
1991Honda (659,659)Oldsmobile (474,837)Nissan (405,147)
1990Ford (912,466)Chevrolet (785,918)Pontiac (641,820)78,375
1989Chevrolet (1,275,498)Ford (1,234,954)Pontiac (801,600)75,714
1988Ford (1,331,489)Chevrolet (1,236,316)Pontiac (680,714)553,772
1987Nissan (1,803,924)Chevrolet (1,384,214)Ford (1,176,775)595,765
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)591,916
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)537,909

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