Recently purchased toy, 2001 SL500 Sport Slate Blue Designo. Previous 2 Owners accumulated 56,000 miles with regular maintenance, beautiful ever changing color, not a scratch and little interior wear. Replaced original top and new tires. Live in CT country and love the top down rides, a touring car so quiet you can hear the birds. Spent most of a year looking at Corvette, my first car at 19, BMW Z, the chick car, the noisy Porsche Carrera 4, and finally chose the SL. Will post pictures shortly. Love to hear from similar Owners.