Twelve cylinders, two doors, and a top that goes down. It has been the recipe for first-class motoring since the 1930s, and nobody does luxury performance like Mercedes-Benz. With tank-like reliability and build quality that is legendary, this 31,219 original mile 1996 SL600 offers extraordinary value-but we won''t tell your neighbors you paid less for it than a new Honda Accord. If you''re going to put almost 400 horsepower in a 2-seater, red is the right choice. Not exactly a sports car, this is a luxury car with enough performance to suck the headlights out of a Mustang GT, and enough luxury to make other drivers envious. With an original sticker of almost $140,000, you know the paint is impressive. The red finish is deep and lustrous, and the monochromatic finish compliments the roadster''s trim lines. Driven only sparingly, there are very few nicks and other issues in the finish, and when you park this car next to other mass produced machines, you can see where all that money went. The 1996 cars got a minor facelift as well, including revised front fender vents, body colored bumpers, and Xenon HID headlights that light up the road like flamethrowers. And the really cool thing is that it looks identical to all the other garden-variety SLs out there, so unless someone notices the V12 badges on its flanks, they just don''t know what lurks underneath. Two-tone black and charcoal leather give the SL600 a sporty appearance and warm wood trim throughout the passenger cabin gives it an appropriately luxurious feel. But those big bolsters grab you and hold on tight for spirited driving. The leather remains in excellent condition with virtually zero wear and certainly no signs of damage or neglect. Everything was standard on the SL600, including climate control, dual power seats, a built-in cellular phone system, and a powerful entertainment system with a CD changer in the trunk. Deep carpets give the interior a hushed ambiance, no doubt assisted by the removable hardtop and matching soft top. Everything works (what would you expect, this is a Mercedes-Benz), and despite a new generation of SLs appearing, this one still makes its driver feel special. A big part of that special feeling lives under the hood, where the 6.0-liter V12 engine is a marvel of modern engineering. Content to idle around town with nary a whisper, it can deliver heart-stopping acceleration and seems to do it effortlessly. With so few miles, this one is in excellent running condition, and has been properly serviced all its life. A 5-speed automatic transmission was new in 1996, giving the V12 long legs and decent fuel economy as well. The adjustable suspension works properly, the massive brakes are powerful, and handsome 16-inch alloy wheels wear 225/55/16 Michelin radials, as original. The amount of performance in this car will shock you, but even more amazing is how effortless it makes it feel. Treat yourself to a truly remarkable motorcar and call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.