In this hot weather it may seem like your social media feed is full of car dashboards and temperature gauges, but why no SL photos?
Well, the Outside Temperature Gauge was a ‘cost option’, adding an extra £105 to the list price of an SL in 1989 – that’s £278 in today’s money!
The optional Temperature Gauge takes the place of the central air vent within the dashboard, as can be clearly seen here:
So there you have it, if your SL has an outside temperature gauge, you can thank the first owner for ticking that box when it was new.
To read more about the various options available on late model SLs, click here.