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1971 Mercedes 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet For Sale – SL Market Featured Classified

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By   6 days ago

This 1971 Mercedes 280SE 3.5 cabriolet is being offered by one of our display advertisers, Denver, CO based ‘Farland Classic Restoration’. The most collectible and sought after of the W111 chassis cars from Mercedes-Benz, the 3.5 cabriolet defined open touring luxury in the early 1970s. A classic color combination and low original miles set this […]

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One Owner, Low Mile 1996 Mercedes SL500 R129 For Sale – SL Market Featured Classified

1996 Mercedes SL500 R129 For Sale

By   6 days ago

This gorgeous 1996 Mercedes SL500 R129 has been owned by the same SL Market Letter subscriber since new, it has covered just 20,034 miles! R129 body SLs have never been so affordable and low mile gems with known singular ownership history like this one are likely to be THE ONLY collectible examples of this body […]

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1989 Mercedes Benz 560SL R107 For Sale – SL Market Featured Classified

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By   6 days ago

Here’s a 1989 Mercedes Benz 560SL R107 in Signal Red that we here at the SL Market Letter have known for some time. A local Minneapolis car owned by an MBCA member we regularly see at MBCA events and shows. The condition of this 560SL belies the approximately 97,500 miles shown on its odometer. Period […]

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1988 Mercedes Benz 300CE W124 Coupe For Sale – SL Market Featured Classified

1988 Mercedes 300CE W124 Coupe

By   6 days ago

This 1988 Mercedes Benz 300CE W124 Coupe was submitted by a local gentleman here in the upper mid-west. This car spent much of its life in dry South Dakota. While it has some miles on the odometer, it’s very clean and is said to have been well maintained over the years with much recent service […]

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1967 Mercedes 280SE Coupe For Sale – SL Market Featured Classified

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By   6 days ago

This 1967 280SE W111 Coupe is owned by an SL Market Letter subscriber in Denver, CO and was the subject of our first “Subscriber Spotlight” feature in the March / April 2016 issue of the SL Market Letter. It’s got an interesting story, being an overseas delivery car that is well documented as having spent […]

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Mercedes SLR McLaren Insider’s Take: Adolfo Massari of LBI Limited Weighs in on the Market

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By   1 month ago

  We asked Adolfo Massari from LBI Limited in Philadelphia to comment on the Mercedes SLR McLaren and its current place in the collectible Mercedes-Benz market because of his recent experience with an example in the LBI inventory. This piece starts with Adolfo’s assessment and carries on with a ‘5 Year Market Sampling’ of the […]

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Mercedes 600 Series M100 – The Grand Mercedes

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By   3 months ago

The Mercedes 600 has always been an icon. The 365 page “SL Experience” book’s main resource was nonperishable facts that appeared first in SL Market Letters. Likewise, very little about the “Grand Mercedes 600” …das Grosser Mercedes, has changed from SLML’s past reports except prices. Here’s a synopsis of the allure (and burdens) of these […]

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Mercedes 280SL 250SL 230SL Values Climb, The W113 Pagoda Why Now?

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By   7 months ago

This article originally appeared in the March / April 2015 issue of the SL Market Letter. If you like this article, visit our ‘Subscription’ page to learn more and to download a free sample issue of the SL Market Letter in PDF format. The SL Market Letter is printed and mailed to subscribers all over […]

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    One Owner, Low Mile 1996 Mercedes SL500 R129 For Sale – SL Market Featured Classified

    1996 Mercedes SL500 R129 For Sale

    By   6 days ago

    This gorgeous 1996 Mercedes SL500 R129 has been owned by the same SL Market Letter subscriber since new, it has covered just 20,034 miles! R129 body SLs have never been so affordable and low mile gems with known singular ownership history like this one are likely to be THE ONLY collectible examples of this body […]

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    1989 Mercedes Benz 560SL R107 For Sale – SL Market Featured Classified

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    By   6 days ago

    Here’s a 1989 Mercedes Benz 560SL R107 in Signal Red that we here at the SL Market Letter have known for some time. A local Minneapolis car owned by an MBCA member we regularly see at MBCA events and shows. The condition of this 560SL belies the approximately 97,500 miles shown on its odometer. Period […]

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    1988 Mercedes Benz 300CE W124 Coupe For Sale – SL Market Featured Classified

    1988 Mercedes 300CE W124 Coupe

    By   6 days ago

    This 1988 Mercedes Benz 300CE W124 Coupe was submitted by a local gentleman here in the upper mid-west. This car spent much of its life in dry South Dakota. While it has some miles on the odometer, it’s very clean and is said to have been well maintained over the years with much recent service […]

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    1967 Mercedes 280SE Coupe For Sale – SL Market Featured Classified

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    By   6 days ago

    This 1967 280SE W111 Coupe is owned by an SL Market Letter subscriber in Denver, CO and was the subject of our first “Subscriber Spotlight” feature in the March / April 2016 issue of the SL Market Letter. It’s got an interesting story, being an overseas delivery car that is well documented as having spent […]

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    For Sale: 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SL – Unique Color Combo

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    By   2 months ago

    UPDATE May 27, 2016 – CAR IS SOLD… SL Market Letter ‘Featured Listings’ WORK! SL Market Letter Featured Listing This is a car the SL Market Letter knows well, we represented it for sale back in the Summer of 2014. The gentleman we sold the car to back then has the car on the market. […]

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    For Sale: 1939 Mercedes-Benz 170V Roadster

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    By   2 months ago

    Introduced in 1931, the 170 was one of Mercedes-Benz’s most popular series and was a mainstay of their production line-up from the early depression years of the 1930s into the early 1950s. It introduced a whole new line of advanced chassis designs with fully independent suspension, hydraulic brakes, and central chassis lubrication. The type 170 […]

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    For Sale: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3

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    By   2 months ago

    SL Market Letter Featured Listing 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 Chassis No: 109.018.12-003034 (additional photos below listing) The 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 is considered the genesis of the large luxury Sports Sedan segment and a coveted model among Mercedes-Benz collectors. It combines the typical German engineering, build quality, and performance of their sports cars with the […]

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    For Sale: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

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    By   2 months ago

    1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Chassis No:  5500077 Engine No:   5500094 (additional photos below listing) The production version of Mercedes-Benz’s already successful and beautiful 300SL sports racing car was unveiled at the International Motor Show in New York on February 6th 1954, and in doing so ushered in a new era for Mercedes-Benz and automotive design. […]

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      1955 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing No Sale at $1.1M at Keno Brothers New York Collector Car Auction

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      By   7 months ago

      Keno brothers, Leigh and Leslie, known to most from their many years as appraisers on the PBS Emmy Award winning ‘Antiques Roadshow’ program held their first collector car auction in New York on Thursday, November 19, 2015. This 1955 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing in Strawberry Red Metallic was a no sale at a high bid […]

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      Hagerty Reports: Ex-Cunningham 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL added to National Historic Vehicle Register!

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      By   1 year ago

      Hagerty Classic Car Insurance reported today that the Ex-Briggs Cunningham Mercedes 300SL has been added to the National Historic Vehicle Register. What is the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) you ask? According to the HVA website, “with over 375,000 members, the HVA is the world’s largest historic vehicle owners’ organization. The HVA was founded in 2009 […]

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      1955 300SL Gullwing Sells Via SL Market Letter Private Bid Sale!

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      By   1 year ago

      SOLD! This 300SL Gullwing was SOLD to its new owner via SL Market Letter Private Bid Sale on January 19, 2015, the car is no longer available. To learn more about the private bid sale process, as a buyer or seller, click here. See a description of the car and its ownership and restoration history […]

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      1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL For Sale Via SL Market Letter Private Bid Sale

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      By   1 year ago

      After 30 years of enjoyment, this matching-numbers Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing got a meticulously documented body-off restoration. John Olson found the car in peak condition, ready for the coast-to-coast drive he would  love to take with the next owner. Equipped with quick-ratio steering and the optional NSL sport cam, its race capable manners have not […]

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      RM Auctions to Offer Three Mercedes Benz 190SLs at their January 2015 Scottsdale Auction

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      By   2 years ago

      Few cars have moved so swiftly up the market ladder in recent years as the Mercedes Benz 190SL. Just a few years ago reasonably nice driver quality cars were trading between $30,000 and $50,000 while the very best cars rarely changed hands for more than $100,000. Today, prices are double and triple what they were […]

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      Mercedes-Benz 300SL and other 300 Series Prices – Long Term Dividends… 60 Year Price Trends

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      By   2 years ago

      From the Chief Financial Officer’s view the 1951-63 Mercedes-Benz 300 Series was an utter disaster. Counting sedans, coupes, convertibles and roadsters only 15,448 were built in 12 years, all with separate shop manuals, parts books, sales brochures, and technician training. They have some machine-stamped and shared parts but were hand-assembled, each with unique service requirements. […]

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      Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing AMG Resto Mod to be offered by RM Auctions in Monaco

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      By   2 years ago

      RM Auctions will hold their annual Monaco Sale on the evening of May 10, 2014 at Le Sporting Monte-Carlo, a more glamorous location I couldn’t imagine. One lot that caught my eye while paging through the auction catalog which is heavy on Italian and race cars with a few German and British marques mixed in, […]

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      Collector Car Auction Snapshot – 1960 Mercedes Benz 190SL – Sold for $96,380 at Russo and Steele Auctions – Scottsdale, AZ

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      By   2 years ago

      The 190SL market has really caught fire in the past 18 months, here is one result from the auctions in Scottsdale that demonstrates the climbing prices, even among far less than perfect cars. 1960 Mercedes Benz 190SL – Lot# S714 – Russo & Steele – Scottsdale, AZ, January 2014: Red w/ Beige interior, claimed 37,000 […]

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        Mercedes 280SL 250SL 230SL Values Climb, The W113 Pagoda Why Now?

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        By   7 months ago

        This article originally appeared in the March / April 2015 issue of the SL Market Letter. If you like this article, visit our ‘Subscription’ page to learn more and to download a free sample issue of the SL Market Letter in PDF format. The SL Market Letter is printed and mailed to subscribers all over […]

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        Mercedes 280SL W113 Pagoda Values, Two Great Cars, Two Very Different Prices at the Same Auction

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        By   8 months ago

        I originally wrote this article for the March / April 2015 issue of the SL Market Letter to reflect on the wide range of Mercedes 280SL W113 Pagoda Values after learning about two, fully restored examples that sold at the same Gooding & Company auction in Amelia Island, Florida. Both cars were restored by respected […]

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        Suggested Improvements for Your Mercedes W113 Pagoda SL to Enhance the Ownership and Driving Experience

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        By   8 months ago

        This article about suggested enhancements for your Mercedes W113 Pagoda SL originally appeared in the September / October 2015 Issue of the printed “SL Market Letter”. Guest columnist and long time Mercedes-Benz aficionado, Alex Dearborn, put his many years of Pagoda SL ownership to good use and penned this piece addressing some of the more common […]

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          Market Watch: Mercedes SLR McLaren 2003 – 2010

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          By   1 month ago

            The Mercedes SLR McLaren was no longer in the ‘flavor of the month club’ once the SLS AMG was released, but recently, they’ve been making a come back in the modern super car market. I didn’t have a real appreciation for the SLR McLaren until a used, low mile example was brought into the […]

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          Mercedes Ponton 219 / 220 Series Price Guide and Commentary – The Ponton’s Essential 1950s Role

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          By   3 months ago

          The 1954-1960 Mercedes Ponton models (219 / 220 Series), 4 & 6 cylinder, gas & diesel, were virtually essential to MB’s recovery years. Without strong sales, worldwide as it happened, Daimler-Benz would almost certainly have found itself building only trucks and buses, or joined many other belly-up vehicle manufacturers during the first 20 years after […]

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          1971 Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet to Be Offered at RM Auctions’ Scottsdale, AZ Sale

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          By   2 years ago

          Mercedes-Benz has had a tradition of building 4 and 5 place cabriolets for the better part of a hundred years. The pre war 500K Cabriolet C for example, in the early 1950s there was the 300 Cabriolet D ‘Adenaur’ by the late fifties and into the early 60s there was the 220S cabriolet and ultimately […]

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          Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Tourismo Concept Coupe for Sony Playstation’s GT6 on Display at Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center

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          By   2 years ago

          There was a special Mercedes-Benz concept car on display at Bruce McCall’s Motorworks Revival this year, held as usual, at the Monterey Jet Center on Wednesday evening of Monterey’s ‘Car Week’.   The AMG Vision Gran Tourismo is a ‘virtual super car’ designed for the release of the video game, Gran Tourismo 6. According to […]

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          The Full Story Behind the Mercedes Benz 540K Spezial Aktion VIP Armoured Car at Bonhams’ Goodwood Sale

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          By   2 years ago

          The SL Market Letter recently reported on Bonhams’ sale of the 1938 / 1942 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Aktion Panzer-Limousinen VIP Armoured Car at their Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale held at Goodwood, Chicester, UK on June 27, 2014. The car sold for $770,603 USD including buyer’s premium. We discussed the car’s history and sale in […]

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          Mercedes E320 Cabriolet – Road Trip to the Gullwing Group Convention in New Orleans Driving a Promising Young Classic

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          By   2 years ago

          25 years ago I did an owner’s survey for the 600 members of the Gull Wing Group. One question asked: What other Mercedes-Benz do you own? Frequent in the replies were 190SLs, 6.3s and 280 SE 3.5 Coupes and Convertibles. Not a surprising mix. This past month for the first time in nearly a decade […]

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          Mercedes SEC Now a Young Classic! 500SEC, 380SEC and 560SEC Appears on Mercedes Collector’s Radar

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          By   3 years ago

          The Mercedes-Benz Classic Centers in Fellbach, Germany and Irvine, California serve the preservation and resale of MB’s most remarkable past products while MB dealers concentrate on new and near new cars. To reduce overlap the two Classic Centers “adapt” models that have been out of production approximately 20 years. The latest addition is the SEC […]

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          Spirit of the Cannonball Run! Ed Bolian and Team Breaks Coast to Coast Record Driving a Mercedes Benz CL55 AMG

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          By   3 years ago

          If you wanted to break the cross country driving record from New York to Los Angeles what kind of car would you use? A 2004 Mercedes Benz CL55 AMG was the logical choice for Ed Bolian, his co-driver Dave Black and support passenger Dan Huang. They made the trip leaving from the Red Ball Garage […]

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            Mercedes Benz W202 C 36 AMG 1995 – 1997 – Lots of Bang for the Buck

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            By   7 months ago

            This article, covering the Mercedes Benz W202 C 36 AMG – built between 1995 and 1997, originally appeared in the March / April 2015 issue of the printed SL Market Letter. Founded in 1982, the SL Market Letter has been reporting on collectible Mercedes cars of all kinds for decades. A new issue is mailed to […]

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            Ex-Steve McQueen Mercedes 6.3 Fails to Sell with High Bid of $375,000 at Keno Brothers New York Collector Car Auction

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            By   7 months ago

            Leigh and Leslie Keno held their first collector car auction in New York on Thursday, November 19, 2015. This Ex-Steve McQueen Mercedes 6.3 was one of just two Mercedes-Benz cars in the sale. The 6.3 failed to sell after reaching a high bid of $375,000 on the auction block, the pre sale estimate was $480,000 […]

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            1972 600 Grand Mercedes For Sale Via Private Bid Sale

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            By   11 months ago

            1972 600 Grand Mercedes For Sale Transmission: Automatic – column mounted Color: 040 – Black Interior: Cognac leather Restoration receipts from Edone’s ownership of this car sine 2003 total more than $99,000. Joe drove this car from his home in Long Beach, CA to Charleston, NC in 2005 for “Lode Star Fest” – the International […]

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            Five Mercedes Benz Barn Find 300SEL 6.3 Sedans Acquired by SL Market Letter Subscriber

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            By   1 year ago

            SL Market Letter subscriber Randy F. of Alva, Wyoming contacted us recently and spun an entertaining yarn about seeing an ad for 5 Mercedes Benz 300SEL 6.3 sedans on Craigslist in Colorado and the acquisition of all five of them with his brother in law. We thought our readers would be interested in his story […]

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            To Ikea and Back in the New Mercedes Benz GLA45 AMG

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            By   1 year ago

            When I arrived at Sears Imported Autos Mercedes-Benz to borrow a new GLA class SUV to review I expected to pick up a standard GLA250 with its modest 208 horse power, but when I saw a couple of GLA45 AMG models sitting outside my plans changed. Gary Emfield, Sears Imports New Car Sales Manager greeted […]

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            BBC Top Gear Vintage Challenge – Mercedes 600 Grosser VS. Rolls Royce Corniche

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            By   2 years ago

            Here’s a segment (scroll down for videos) from one of our favorite TV shows… the BBC’s Top Gear, testing one of our favorite cars, the Mercedes Benz 600 Grosser Limousine, against a Rolls Royce Corniche. In Top Gear’s typical, farcical style, James May pilots a Rolls Royce Cornice and Jeremy Clarkson drives the Mercedes 600 […]

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            Mercedes Benz 300SEL 6.3 – the Banker’s Hot Rod is Moving in the Market

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            By   2 years ago

            From time to time I notice common threads popping up during conversations with SL Market Letter subscribers, search and sale clients as well as  friends and acquaintances at auctions and concours events around the country. A topic that’s come up regularly this year has been the Mercedes 6.3 sedan. Collectors are looking for good examples, […]

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            2014 Mercedes Benz S Class Review – A Very Comfortable Spaceship with Wheels

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            By   2 years ago

            Sliding behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz S class is always a treat, but when it’s the first time behind the wheel of a completely new iteration of this most luxurious of European luxury sedans it’s extra special. I’m fully aware that I’m not the target audience for this car, although many of our SL […]

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              1979 Mercedes Benz 450SL For Sale – Just 80,970 Original Miles

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              By   2 months ago

              This Mercedes Benz 450SL is an SL Market Letter exclusive… Featured Listing! this one happens to be right here in our own back yard. Regular maintenance from the Mercedes Specialists at ‘the Toy Box Repair’ in St. Paul, MN. Please contact the owner directly via the info below if you’re interested in this car. – […]

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              First Car Over the Barrett Jackson Block at 2015 Scottsdale Auction Will Be a Mercedes Benz 450SLC

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              By   2 years ago

              It seems like the Barrett Jackson Auction event in Scottsdale in January just keeps getting bigger and longer every year… with more vendors, food choices and of course, cars… lots of cars. Looking over their docket of auction cars for the upcoming January 2015 sale reveals this 1978 Mercedes 450SLC that will be offered for […]

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              Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 5.0 Grey Market Import – 1,300 Mile Cross Country Car Review

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              By   3 years ago

              In the early 80s an SL Market Letter subscriber called John looking for a 5.0 liter SLC. These ‘flagship’ SLCs were the first of MB’s hugely successful alloy V8s. The search was successful, though it was necessary to import the car from Germany as the 5.0 was never offered by US dealers. Fast forward 30 years, […]

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              1988 Mercedes Benz 560SL with Just 18,252 One Owner Miles For Sale on eBay via the SL Market Letter’s MB Seek Program

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              By   3 years ago

              (UPDATE 8/1/13: This car was SOLD today, it is no longer available. Please inquire for more current R107 SL offerings.) This is a 1988 Mercedes Benz 560SL in Black Pearl Metallic, it has a black soft top and black leather interior. A local SL Market Letter subscriber here in Minneapolis has contracted us to find […]

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                Mercedes Benz R129 SL 1989 – 2002 Price Trends and Market Commentary

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                By   2 years ago

                Read it and weep… or not! It depends on when one of these 1989-2002 SLs was (or is) purchased. No surprises… newer cars depreciate for a couple decades, then hit a price “plateau” for another decade. Depreciation is what it costs to enjoy today’s engineering and technology today. Worldwide, 50 million people chose it. Annually. […]

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                Collector Car Auction Snapshot – 1997 Mercedes Benz SL320 40th Anniversary Edition in Quartz Blue – Sold for $18,150 at Barrett Jackson – Scottsdale, AZ

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                By   2 years ago

                There were a lot of R129 bodied SLs at the auctions in Scottsdale this year. I counted more than 15 at Barrett-Jackson alone.Most are SL500 V8 models, there are usually a handful of V12 600 models and almost all of them fall into the ‘ho-hum just a used car’ category in terms of condition, mileage […]

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                Mercedes-Benz SL 320 Roadster (Series R129) Review “The Thinking Man’s R129 SL” 1994 – 1997

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                By   3 years ago

                The SL has been the car that all would-be Mercedes-Benz owners have aspired to for more than 50 years. While SLs from the 1950s and 60s have skyrocketed in price over the past 10 years putting them well out of reach of many casual car enthusiasts, there are several SL series cars from Mercedes-Benz that […]

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                Mercedes Benz SL600 Review – Grand Touring in the 12 Cylinder R129 SL

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                By   3 years ago

                Given a new SL600 to test drive for two weeks, we thought (for 1/2 a second) about declining on the premise that our reader poll shows some preference for pre-’75 models. Another poll response sprang to mind that “great cars are the attraction, regardless when they were built, and M-B is still building them.” Anyone […]

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                  Mercedes SLR McLaren Insider’s Take: Adolfo Massari of LBI Limited Weighs in on the Market

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                  By   1 month ago

                    We asked Adolfo Massari from LBI Limited in Philadelphia to comment on the Mercedes SLR McLaren and its current place in the collectible Mercedes-Benz market because of his recent experience with an example in the LBI inventory. This piece starts with Adolfo’s assessment and carries on with a ‘5 Year Market Sampling’ of the […]

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                  Mercedes 600 SWB Sells Well Short of Auction Estimate at Gooding and Company Pebble Beach

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                  By   3 months ago

                  1970 Mercedes 600 SWB – Lot 124 – Gooding & Co. – The Pebble Beach Auction – August 2015 Silver w/ blue leather, interior appears original with light patina as does the French walnut interior trim. Exterior paint and bright work to an extremely high level. 32,593 original miles. Consigned by an SL Market Letter […]

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                  Classic Mercedes For Sale at RM Sotheby’s Driven By Disruption Auction in New York

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                  By   7 months ago

                  There will be three classic Mercedes For Sale at RM Sotheby’s Driven By Disruption Auction in New York on December 10, 2015, this will be RM Sotheby’s second New York auction, the first was held last year (click the auction catalog to view lots). What does ‘Driven By Disruption’ mean anyway? Well, according to the […]

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                  Bonhams to Offer Mercedes Spanning 100 Years at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart

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                  By   1 year ago

                  Bonhams is holding their ‘World’s Oldest Marque’ Mercedes-Benz Auction in Stuttgart, at the Mercedes-Benz Museum on March 28, 2015. It will be a single-marque auction, all cars being, appropriately enough from Mercedes-Benz. The sale coincides with Retro Classics Stuttgart week. The sale is to feature more than 40 Mercedes cars spanning more than 100 years […]

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                  Sneak Peek: Mercedes Benz Showcases New AMG GT in ‘Tortoise and the Hare’ Parody Super Bowl Spot

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                  By   1 year ago

                  Mercedes Benz released a sneak peek of their new commercial slated to debut during Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday, February 1st. The New England Patriots will face off against the Seattle Seahawks at 6:30pm EST  The game will air on NBC. Of course… serious Mercedes fans will be waiting for the commercials to catch a […]

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                  Mercedes Benz To Move Corporate Headquarters to Atlanta

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                  By   1 year ago

                  Mercedes Benz announced today that they would be moving their MBUSA Corporate headquarters from Montvale, NJ to Atlanta, GA. While they will begin moving employees to a temporary facility in Georgia as early as July 2015, they plan on building a new state of the art headquarters to be completed by in early 2017. The […]

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                  Bonhams’ Scottsdale Auction to Feature 11 Mercedes Cars – From a 1955 300SL Gullwing to a 2015 SLS AMG GT Roadster

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                  By   2 years ago

                  Bonhams has an impressive array of Mercedes Benz cars scheduled to cross the block at their upcoming Scottsdale, Arizona sale. Each Mercedes in the sale is listed and described below, text from the auction catalog is in italics or quoted below. Highlights include several 300SLs, two roadsters and a coupe as well as a couple […]

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                  No Reserve 1965 Mercedes Benz 230SL to be Offered at Russo and Steele Scottsdale

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                  By   2 years ago

                  The Russo and Steele 2015 Scottsdale auction is coming up next month, it will be taking place between January 14 – 18. Looking through their initial auction offering via the Russo and Steele Auctions website, there are a handful of vintage Mercedes on offer. There are usually a handful of Pagoda SLs at Russo and […]

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                    Mercedes Benz Wiring Harness Problems 1993 – 1995 – Technical Q and A

                    This 1995 E320 Cabriolet is one of the models affected by the wiring harness issue.

                    By   2 years ago

                    The SL Market Letter got a letter from a subscriber recently with questions about the much talked about Mercedes wiring harness issues affecting some Mercedes Benz models from the early 1990s, we asked a couple of folks who know their way around these cars for the straight scoop… Subscriber Question: Hi John, Saw the article […]

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                    A Mercedes Mercedes for Every Pocketbook – The Best Mercedes Collector Cars from $6,000 – $6 million

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                    By   3 years ago

                    As we reach the end of 2013, we look back, and forward to realize that there really is a collectible Merecdes-Benz for everyone. Our 2009 prognostications were substantially low for many models – proving only that we are historians, not visionaries! Note that only Condition 2* is shown; excellent, non-show cars. For regular updates and […]

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                    Mercedes Benz S Class Coupe History and Production Numbers – Exhibits of Mercedes-Benz Engineering from the 1930s – Present Day

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                    By   3 years ago

                    State-of-the-Art Coupés have been important to Mercedes-Benz’s history since shortly after the merger of Daimler and Benz in 1926. We’ve heard from old-timers that the only large pre-WWII luxury cars that didn’t handle like trucks were Hispano-Suiza and Mercedes-Benz.

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                    Mercedes Benz High Mileage Award – Is Your Car Eligible? High Mileage Award Requirements and Application Information for Your High Mile Mercedes

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                    By   3 years ago

                    Do you have a high mileage Mercedes-Benz vehicle? I see a lot of cars with more than 250,000 kilometers (155,000 miles) on their odometers that are eligible for a cool grille badge from Mercedes-Benz, many owners don’t realize these awards are available, a neat little trinket to dress up your car and show some pride […]

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                    Mercedes Benz 500SLC, 450 SLC 5.0 and E36 AMG – Elusive Limited Edition Coupes

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                    By   3 years ago

                    This is an article from the SL Market Letter Archives covering some of the rarest Mercedes-Benz coupes of the modern era. These low production cars will, no doubt, will be some of the most collectible cars of the modern era as time marches on. The article was written by Daniel Stahl, contributing writer in the […]

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                    Mercedes Benz Fitted Luggage – A Retrospective: Pre War to Post War – 300SL Gullwing to Young Classics

                    1962 Mercedes 300SE Luggage

                    By   3 years ago

                    One of the rarer options from Mercedes-Benz is fitted luggage. We’ve all seen the pair of imposing, large suit cases strapped into the shelf behind the seats in 300SL Coupés exhibited at car shows. As special as they are, even rarer today is the fitted luggage made in those years for other models. Not many […]

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                    Rare Mercedes Benz Book Review! “Serving the Star Around the World” by Heinz Hoppe – Explores Modern History of Mercedes Benz and MBUSA Post WWII, Max Hoffman to the Rest of the World

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                    By   3 years ago

                    EVERYBODY KNOWS Max Hoffman obtained the first Post WWII Mercedes-Benz distributorship in North America and that he persuaded M-B to build the 300SL and 190SL.  Nearly everybody knows Studebaker-Packard was the second North American distributor, and that Daimler-Benz didn’t take on wholly owned distribution of their cars in the US until 1965 through then formed […]

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                    Mercedes Benz Suspension Tuning, A Quick History

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                    By   3 years ago

                    All suspension systems are a compromise in the quest for good handling and a pleasant ride. Early 1950s Mercedes 300 sedans included an electrically activated torsion bar to keep the rear level regardless of ‘payload’. 1960s solutions became a bit more sophisticated. The leveling devise became hydraulic — mounted over low pivot, swinging rear axles. […]

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