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2018 Mercedes Pagoda SL Price Trends

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  Non-Perishable Reference Articles, W113 SL (230SL, 250SL, 280SL)  /  No Comments

After admiring the steady 1963-71 SL value gains, let’s also remember its previous 15 years, 1986-2001. Long-term Pagoda SL owners (pre-2001) will never forget that sluggish gestation period while costs of their love got ahead of its resale value. If today’s heady prices have not washed the compelling Pagoda styling from of your dreams, the […]

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CHANGING TIMES

By   /  December 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Posts!  /  No Comments

John Olson SL Market Letter

After a 35 year run, the last mail-edition of the SL MARKET LETTER (Aug/Sept) has occurred. This Website will continue as a communication point for all popular non-publishing services of John R Olson, publisher and editor for most of these years. Posted here is the latest SLML Price Trend report on the 1964-1971 “Pagoda” SL that […]

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

By   /  April 6, 2016  /  Mercedes Coupes & Convertibles (non SL)  /  No Comments

Mercedes-Ponton-Coupe

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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