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

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  Most Recent Posts!, R129 SL 1990-2002 (300SL, 500SL, SL320, SL500, SL600)  /  No Comments

Mercedes-Benz-R129-SL SL500 500SL 300SL SL320 Prices

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

By   /  January 25, 2014  /  R129 SL 1990-2002 (300SL, 500SL, SL320, SL500, SL600)  /  No Comments

Mercedes SL320 40th Anniversary Barrett Jackson

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 SL600 Review – Grand Touring in the 12 Cylinder R129 SL

By   /  January 10, 2013  /  R129 SL 1990-2002 (300SL, 500SL, SL320, SL500, SL600)  /  No Comments

Mercedes R129 Mercedes SL600, SL600 V12

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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