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For most of us, driving is a big part of our daily lives. Shouldn’t it be a little fun? If you’re looking for an affordable car that’s enjoyable to drive, look no further than this week’s Goodwill Auto Auction, where we’re featuring this eye-catching 1994 Mercedes SL500 R129 roadster.
Mercedes-Benz first debuted the SL-class series of vehicles in 1954. The “SL” namesake is said to derive from the German phrase “Sportlich-Leicht” which means Sport Lightweight. From 1989 through 2001, Mercedes produced the R129 model, a sleek and sporty two-seat roadster with an automated convertible roof. The R129 was the first convertible to feature an automatic rollbar, which deploys in the event of a rollover and offers improved safety for its occupants.
The SL500 R129 engine packs a lot of power: it has a 5.0-liter, V8 engine producing 322 horsepower. With a 4-speed automatic transmission, this vehicle offers smooth, easy handling on the road. And while it’s technically a convertible, the R129 comes with an aluminum detachable hard top in the same color that makes it suitable for year-round driving.
Kelley Blue Book users give the SL500 R129 an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 for its style, performance, and fun driving experience. If you’ve always dreamed of driving a convertible, now is your chance to scoop up a great deal at the Goodwill Auto Auction! Join us for our weekly auto auction on Saturday, January 19th to place your bid on the head-turning convertible you’ve always wanted.
The Ohio Valley Goodwill Auto Auction located at 10600 Springfield Pike in Woodlawn, is held every Saturday and is always open to the public. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the bidding promptly begins at 9:00 a.m.
Remember, Ohio Valley Goodwill is the place to make a car donation in Cincinnati! You can donate your car at one of our designated drop sites or arrange for your vehicle to be towed FREE of charge! Your car donation may qualify for a tax deduction. Find out more at www.goodwillcars.com. Thank you, Greater Cincinnati, for your support!