Mercedes-Benz SL 1957-89 - 2018 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Mercedes-Benz SL 1957-89

Mercedes-Benz SL 1957-89 - 2018 Market Review
Mercedes-Benz 190SL

Money, money, money. Almost everywhere you look under the heading of ‘SL’ you will find older Mercedes-Benz making a killing for their owners.

Pre-1972 models do best, especially the 190SL and 230-280SL which have all pretty much trebled their 2008 values.

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The V8-engined 350 and 450SL are still waiting for their big surge while the long-wheelbase SLC cars are hardly moving at all.

Unexpected but welcomed by owners was the jump in 560SL values – some cars reaching $80,000 after being advertised for a lot more.

Bigger things are expected of the 380SL too but for now it remains happy enough with $40-50,000.

190SL $250,665 [3]

230/250/280SL $193,345 [9]

350/450SL $32,485 [15]

350/450SLC $20,570 [20]

380SL $44,500 [9]

560SL $83,190 [10]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2018 Euro & Brit Car Value Guide.


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