RARE 2003 SL500 Roadster, designo Launch Edition - 1 of 2000, just 52K miles

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • SubModel: SL500 designo Launch Edition
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: SL500 designo Launch Edition
  • Year: 2003
  • Mileage: 51,982
  • VIN: WDBSK75F33F013043
  • Color: designo Silver
  • Engine size: 5.0
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Charcoal
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags
  • Options: CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Interested? Contact seller!

2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 designo Launch Edition Description


Ride Motors

We are Ride Motors of Hollywood (Ft Lauderdale), Florida. We have been buying and selling cars at wholesale in South Florida continuously since 1977. We have sold over 16,000 vehicles, and we are also experts at exporting vehicles to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

We understand that we have to provide quality vehicles at good prices to be successful on eBay, and we will do our best to guide you through the process as smoothly as possible. Should you choose to travel to Florida to take delivery of your vehicle, we are located just 10 minutes from the Ft. Lauderdale airport

If you'd like to inspect and test drive a vehicle, please call for an appointment. We do not keep regular office hours, and vehicles are locked indoors when we're not at the office.

Phone: 305-975-7770 (James)
email us using the ask a question link
(see the Seller Info box at the top of the listing)

Ride Motors of Hollywood Inc.
5041 South State Road 7, #401
Davie, Florida 33314



Year 2003
  • Automatic Power Top
  • Power Roll Bar
  • Power Windows, Locks, Mirrors
  • Remote Entry
  • designo Nappa Leather Seats
  • Dual Power Seats with Memory
  • Heated and Ventilated Seats
  • Multi-Contour Seats
  • BOSE AM/FM/CD Changer Stereo
  • Steering Wheel Audio System
  • GPS Navigation System
  • Trip Computer / Driver Info Center
  • Auto Dual-zone Climate Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Tilt & Telescopic Wheel
  • Wood and Leather Steering Wheel
  • Wood and Leather Shift Knob
  • HomeLink Gate / Garage Opener
  • Walnut Interior Trim
  • 18" Five-spoke Alloy Wheels
  • Bi-Xenon Headlamps
  • Fog Lamps
  • Dual Air Bags
  • Front Side Air Bags
  • ABS
  • ESP Stability Control
  • Active Body Control Suspension
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model SL500 Roadster
designo Launch Edition
VIN WDBSK75F33F013043
Mileage 51,982
Exterior designo Silver
Interior Charcoal
Engine 5.0 liter V8
Trans. Automatic w/Manual Mode
We at Ride Motors in Davie, Florida are proud to present
An Opportunity To Own
this beautiful and rare

2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 Roadster designo Launch Edition

Timeless style, high performance and a full slate of luxury and convenience features all come together in this low mileage 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster.

2003 brought a newly-designed SL, and Mercedes-Benz celebrated with a special designo Launch Edition. Just 2000 of these were built. They came with a long list of options, plus features that were unique to this launch model.

Highlights include:

  • exclusive designo Silver paint

  • exclusive 18" five spoke wheels

  • Charcoal Nappa leather seats

  • black Alcantara headliner

  • wood steering wheel and shift knob

  • climate seats

  • multi-contour seats

  • Bi-Xenon headlamps

Please take some time to view all of our pictures and read through the description. If you have any questions, or would like to see the car for yourself, please call James at 305-975-7770.

We are pleased to offer an optional low-cost warranty to our eBay customers. For an additional $180, you can get a 90 day, 3,000 mile powertrain warranty through ASC, a nationally recognized company.
Upgraded plans are also available.

The color is called "designo Silver", and it was available EXCLUSIVELY on the 2003 Launch Edition, as were the unique 18" rims.

The exterior is in excellent shape. The paint shines all around. Carfax shows no accident history, or any other problems.

You can see the Carfax at the end of the photo gallery.

Looks great from all angles, with the top up or down.

The interior is in remarkable condition for a 2003 model year car - no holes or tears in the Nappa leather seats, no stains, no odors, no burn marks.

Both front seats have power controls and memory settings. Both front seats are heated and ventilated AND they have the multi-contour controls with massage.

This Mercedes-Benz comes with power windows, locks and mirrors; remote entry. auto dual-zone climate control; power tilt and telescopic wheel, trip computer / driver info center;cruise control; auto headlamps, and more.

This car is very nice, but it is not new, and is not perfect. There is some subtle wrinkling of the leather on the dash on the passenger side, and the trim piece at the top of the shift knob is missing.

The automatic transmission also has a sequential manual shift mode.

This SL also has the ABC sport suspension, plus adjustable height.

The COMMAND "infotainment" center features a large screen that shows audio system settings and GPS Navigation maps and info, as well as system settings.

The audio system includes a CD changer.

The trunk is clean and roomy. there's plenty of space with the top up, and still some usable storage area with the top down.

The 5.0 liter V8 runs strong and melted-butter smooth. Its rated at 302 hp and 329 lb-ft of torque.

Carfax shows 28 service records

The tires have good tread all the way around.

This car has 51,982actual miles on it. It could be driven, so mileage might be a little higher by the time the auction is over.

If you'd like to inspect and test drive a vehicle, please call for an appointment. We do not keep regular office hours, and vehicles are locked indoors when we're not at the office.

Please be sure to scroll down and read our terms of sale before you bid.

Phone: 305-975-7770 (James)
email us using the ask a question link
(see the Seller Info box at the top of the listing)


Ride Motors of Hollywood Inc
5041 South State Road 7, #401
Davie, Florida 33314

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Terms of Sale

Notice to Bidders

We are a licensed and bonded auto dealer in Florida.

Please read my description and all other information completely and view all the pictures carefully before you bid on this auction to ensure you are knowledgeable about the vehicle you are bidding on. The vehicle description above is for informational and narrative purposes only. We have made a diligent effort to describe the vehicle as accurately as possible, but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the description. All of our vehicles are available for inspection and test drive, and we encourage you to do so. When buying a used car, one should expect a certain amount of wear, use and flaws that one would not expect from buying a new car. A vehicle that is 8 years old will show more wear than one that is 3 years old. etc, etc...ALL VEHICLES ARE SOLD AS IS .

Vehicles with remaining warranty must be handled between purchaser and new car dealer. We occasionally buy our cars from new car dealers, and in rare cases the dealer has to make a payoff to a finance company and wait for the title, which could be delayed up to 15 days. Please note that if the vehicle is from outside of Florida, this can take up to 30 days.

We are a dealer, and all vehicles are for sale to the public. We therefore reserve the right to cancel all bids and end the auction early if the vehicle is sold. We reserve the right to cancel bids from those with excessive or net negative feed back.

Venue for any legal action such as claims, motions, litigation, settlements, or any legal action associated with this sale from either the buyer or seller is to take place in the State of Florida in Broward County. Placing your bid on this auction constitutes your agreement and acceptance of these terms and conditions

Payment and Fees

We will add a $795 dealer prep charge to the final bid price. If a vehicle is not picked up within 10 days of the auction close, we reserve the right to charge a reasonable storage fee.

If you are seeking financing, please be sure to hold off on your bid until your funding has been approved. I DO NOT ACCEPT BANK DRAFTS OF ANY KIND. You are responsible for your own finance arrangements so please take care of them before bidding.
You may pay the purchase price in cash, with a cashiers or certified check or wire transfer. If you are the winner, a $2000 deposit within 24 hours of the end of the auction is sufficient to hold the car until the remainder can be sent or car is picked up. Final payment is expected within 72 hours (3 days) of auction's end. If these forms of payment are not acceptable, please do not bid
Important tax info:
If you are a Florida resident, you will be required to pay Florida's 6% sales tax and registration fees.

If you are not a Florida resident, and you are are driving the vehicle away from our lot, you will be required to pay your state's sales tax up to 6%. If your state's sales tax is more than 6%, you will be required to pay the difference in your home state. If your state has no sales tax on motor vehicles, we will not charge you any sales tax. If you have the vehicle shipped, we will not charge you any sales tax (however, you will have to pay your state's tax at home).

Phone: 305-975-7770 (James)
email us using the ask a question link
(see the Seller Info box at the top of the listing)
Ride Motors of Hollywood, Inc
5041 South State Road 7, #401
Davie, Florida 33314