2005 Mercedes Benz SL500 (SOLD- North Carolina)


VIN: WDBSK75F45101909
Exterior Color: Designo Graphite
Interior Color: Black/Anthracite
Engine: 5 Liter V8
Transmission: 7 Spd. Automatic
Status: Sold- North Carolina
Stock: 09-10543
Mileage: 78,470
Features: Low Mileage Lifetime California Car - Limited Edition "Designo" Package - Well Maintained

2005 SL500 Convertible / Hardtop- Rare Designo Package

78,470 Original California Miles

Finished in “Designo Graphite Paintwork”/ Black/Anthracite

Well Maintained Local Example – Totally Clean CarFax


NOTE: Our listings are rather lengthy. They not only describe this particular car but also some history of the make/model, considerations in buying a classic car and facts about our firm. However, we continually hear from out of state / out of country buyers (many of our clients) that they prefer the level of detail that we provide. However, if you are not prepared to read the full listing, please review the OVERVIEW below along with the PHOTOGRAPHS at the bottom. If you’d prefer, please call us at 925-846-1451 and we’ll gladly discuss the SL500 and answer any questions over the telephone, including our “Buy it Now” policy. Yes, the SL500 can be purchased prior to the end of the eBay auction.

Please keep in mind that we will gladly…

  • Answer any questions over the telephone and take the time to guide prospective customers through the buying process (925-846-1451).
  • Assist with locating a quality, suitable transporter at very competitive prices.
  • Provide proof that we are licensed, bonded (for the financial transaction), fully insured, and operate from an established showroom environment
  • Offer additional information including specific photographs or clarification of any part of our description of the vehicle

Thank you again, please let me know if I can be of assistance.

Happy “eBaying”!

Tripp White, President
Classic Cars Ltd.
Pleasanton, CA


We are regularly asked to locate very well maintained, “honest” examples of the desirable Mercedes SL cars. Frankly, many of the SL cars on the market today are not cars that we would consider worthy of consideration for our customers that are searching for high quality, pre-owned, low mileage Mercedes “SL” convertibles. More often than not, the available SL cars have high mileage, have not received the necessary maintenance, and have not been serviced by a Mercedes Benz dealer or qualified technicians. That is certainly not the case with this particular SL. This is a truly lovely SL 500 that has been well cared for by its local California owner.

This SL500 hardtop/roadster is elegant and sophisticated while providing truly wonderful, sporty performance, and handling. With just over only 78K miles and a lifetime in California, it is in truly excellent condition, both cosmetically and mechanically. It is ready to be driven and enjoyed by its new owner. Major factory features include:

– 5.0 Liter V8 engine

– 7 speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode

– AMG styling package

– Upgraded 18” AMG 5 spoke alloy wheels

– ABC Suspension (Active Body Control)

– Bi-Xenon headlamps with washers

– “Glass Roof” Power retractable hardtop

– Beautiful “Designo Graphite” paint

– “Black/Anthracite” leather interior

– Wood maple grain Designo Umber

– Designo alcantara anthracite roof trim

– Designo leather/wood gear selector lever and steering wheel

– Steering wheel gearshift buttons/painted shift paddle

– Dual zone automatic climate control

– 12-way multi-contour adjustable heated seats with pneumatic lumbar support

– 100% Clean CARFAX including maintenance history by Mercedes and qualified local German repair specialists


The SL 500 is in beautiful condition both inside and out and reflects the care that the car has received mechanically and cosmetically. The unique “Designo Graphite” paint remains high gloss, and free from any indication of accident damage, or repairs. The only notable cosmetic imperfections are to the lower front spoiler area that has very minor and typical scrapes from parking, and steep driveway access. There is no evidence of accident damage.

The interior is equally as nice and reflects minimal wear and is in equally good condition as the exterior. The Mercedes does not show the damage to the driver’s side bolster that we see on so many Mercedes SL cars. In fact, the entire interior shows very minimal to no signs of wear on the seats, carpeting, dash, instruments, and other interior components. In typical Mercedes fashion, the electrical system is fully functional and there are no warning lights or codes shown in the system. The extensive photographs reflect the car’s condition including the body, paint, engine compartment, interior, rear compartment and underside.

The Mercedes has been well maintained and includes a CarFax report documenting the cars California delivery in March, 2005. The Mercedes has a history of service/repairs and has passed smog inspections.

Recent service was completed at 78,092 miles, less than 500 miles ago, including the following:

– Synthetic oil/filter service

– New cabin air filter set

– New air filter

– Brake fluid flush/change

-Replaced defective mirror switch

Previously, the Mercedes received regular servicing by MBZ specialists including the following:

77,884 miles – Full synthetic oil/filter change

76,665 miles (just under 2k miles) – Replaced Pneumatic Systems Equipment Module; full synthetic oil/filter change; lube and systems check

76,194 miles (just over 2K miles) – Removed and replaced front hydraulic strut assemblies; performed ABC hydraulic bleeding procedure of system; mount and balance two new rear Michelin Pilot Sport AS/3 tires; 4 wheel alignment

The car has been adult owned, never abused, and always garaged when not in use.


– Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)


– Paint code: 041U – Designo Graphite Paintwork

– Interior code: 501A – Exclusive Leather- Black/Anthracite

– Production Date: 1/28/2005


– Engine 5.0 L V8

– 302 horsepower

– Drive type: rear wheel drive

– Transmission: 7-speed shiftable automatic

– Speed-proportional power steering

– Cruise control

– Multi-link front and rear suspension

– Four-wheel independent suspension

– 18″ 5-spoke multi-piece alloy wheels


– High Strength Steel Reinforced Cabin with Front and Rear Crumple Zones

– Supplemental Restraint System with Occupant Sensor

– Dual Two-Stage Front Airbags, Head-Thorax Side Impact Airbags and Driver’s Knee Air Bag

– Bi-Xenon Automatic Headlamps with Twilight Sensor and High Pressure – Washers and auto delay off

– Anti-Theft Alarm with Engine Immobilizer

– Tire Pressure monitoring System

– Automatic Pop-Up Rollover Bar

– Integrated Seatbelts including Emergency Retractors and Force Limiters

– 4-wheel Electronic disc Braking System with Anti-lock and Brake Assist

– Electronic Stability Program with Automatic Slip Control

– Daytime running lights

– Front fog/driving lights

– Power adjustable headrests

– Self-leveling headlights

– Emergency interior trunk release


– Designo Graphite paint in excellent condition

– AMG Styling Package

– 18” AMG Wheels

– Rare GLASS Power retractable hardtop

– Turn signals in mirrors

– Side mirrors both power and heated

– Reverse tilt passenger mirror provides curb view when vehicle in reverse

– Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers

– “German” precision fit of all body panels


– “Black/Anthracite” leather interior

– Wood maple grain Designo Umber interior accents

– Designo alcantara anthracite roof trim

– Designo leather/wood gear selector lever and steering wheel

– Steering wheel gearshift buttons/painted shift paddle

– 12-way multi-contour adjustable heated seats with pneumatic lumbar support

– Electric adjustable tilt and telescoping steering column w/ 3 position memory

– Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

– Sunshade/windscreens behind seats

– Dual zone automatic climate control with charcoal filter

– Auto dimming rear and side mirrors

– Remote power door locks

– 2 one-touch power windows

– DVD command navigation system

– Keyless GO vehicle entry and starting system

– Rear defogger

– Front console with storage

– Front cup holders

– Front door pockets

– Remote trunk release

– Luggage net in trunk

– Rear luggage belts

– Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

– No damage or flaws in upholstery or carpet

– Analog gauges; all function as normal


– Width: 71.5 in.

– Height: 51.0 in.

– Length: 178.5 in.

– Front track: 61.8 in.

– Rear track: 61.1 in.

– Wheel base: 100.8 in.

– Turning circle: 36.2 ft.

– Cargo capacity, all seats in place: 11.2 cu.ft.

– Front head room: 37.7 in.

– Front leg room: 42.9 in.

– Front shoulder room: 54.0 in.

– Drag Coefficient: 0.30

– Curb weight: 4564 lb.

– Fuel tank capacity: 21.1 gal.

– Range in miles (Hwy): 379.8 mi.


The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a grand touring car manufactured by Mercedes since 1954. The designation SL derives from the German Sportlich-Leicht. The original idea was suggested by American importer Max Hoffman, who perceived a market for a toned-down Gran Prix car tailored to affluent performance enthusiasts in the booming post-war American market, which remains the primary market for the vehicles. The fifth generation SL (Mercedes-Benz R230 platform) was in production between 2002 and 2008.


–        Current California registration and clear California title

–        Passed the California required safety inspection for working wipers, turn signals, lights, brakes, tires, etc.

–        Remote key w/ panic button

–        Clean CARFAX

Classic Cars Ltd.