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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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2003 – 2012 R230 Body Mercedes SL Market Moving as Mercedes-Benz Releases All New 203 R231 Model SL

By   /  April 4, 2013  /  R230 - R231 SL 2002 - Present (SL500, SL550, SL600, SL55 AMG, SL63 AMG)  /  No Comments

Mercedes-R230-550SL

THERE IS ALWAYS a market for Mercedes-Benz SLs, and an SL for every pocketbook! Particularly interesting is the ‘newest used’ SL market. The biggest depreciation of automobiles occurs in the first several years. Even popular SLs depreciate as much as 40+% during their first four years. A Mercedes-Benz dealership in Minneapolis is currently offering a […]

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