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These Are the Best Older Mercedes-Benz SL Models for Sale on Autotrader

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author photo by Doug DeMuro November 2018

Although sales of newer Mercedes-Benz SL models haven't been strong, older ones are creeping up in value -- from basically every generation. If you want to get a classic older SL that may appreciate someday, here are five of the nicest examples currently listed for sale on Autotrader.

1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL - $32,950

1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL - $32,950

This 1982 380SL is in pristine condition, having been driven only sparingly for the last 36 years. It's traveled just 6,300 miles from new, which explains its relatively high price for an early R107 model without the big 5.6-liter engine. It's currently offered by a private seller in Orange County, California, for just $32,950 -- and it's the nicest, best-preserved SL on Autotrader. Look for an upcoming Autotrader Find about this specific car.

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=487155242

1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL - $35,000

This is a desirable SL, as it features the biggest engine and it hails from the final model year of the "R107" body style. This 1989 560SL is finished in red with a black interior, and it's traveled just 45,500 miles from new -- and its "last year, biggest engine" credentials make it a heavy hitter in the R107 world. It's offered by a private seller in the Denver area for $35,000 -- once a huge sum for one of these, but now increasingly in line with rising market values.

1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 - $35,900

1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 - $35,900

This is among the nicest examples of the "R129" Mercedes-Benz SL, which was sold from 1989 to 2002. Although it doesn't have the benefit of being a first or last year model, it does feature the desirable (and rare) 6.0-liter V12 -- and almost no miles, as it's traveled just 8,500 miles from new. It's offered by Isringhausen Imports in Springfield, Illinois, for $35,900, and it looks pristine in black with black leather interior.

2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 - $26,959

2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 - $26,959

This 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL500 comes from the final year of the R129 body style, which some consider to be the best modern SL. In addition to featuring the excellent visual upgrades the later R129 models are known for, this one boasts just 15,500 miles from new -- and it has the pristine interior and exterior to match. This SL500 is offered by Birmingham Broker in Birmingham, Alabama, for $26,959.

2004 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG - $22,950

2004 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG - $22,950

The Mercedes SL was redesigned in 2003 to become the "R230" model, and the first "official" AMG version to be sold in the United States came along with it. That's this, the 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG, and this is one of the nicest ones around: an early, unmodified example with the distinctive AMG, wheels, finished in silver with a black interior. It's traveled just 14,200 miles from new, and it's currently offered by Auto Collection of Murfreesboro in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, south of Nashville, for $22,950.

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