Mercedes-Benz SL 1957-1989: Market Review 2019

By: Cliff Chambers

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Mercedes-Benz SL 1957-89 market review

230-280SL models from the 1960s took a long time to get moving but since 2015 there have been significant gains and the chance for exceptional cars to reach $250,000.

Also climbing but more predictably are 190SLs which trade on their similarities to the mega-buck 300SL.

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At the opposite end of the market are V8 versions of the R107 Series; ranging from 3.5 to 5.6 litres and at prices between $20,000 and $100,000. Best value for bargain-seekers are fixed-roof 450SLC models with 2+2 seating. Their prices are up just a little on 2018.

Two-seat 350SL and 450SL roadsters abound in the $35-40,000 bracket and the 560SL remains steadily above $80,000. Big mover is the 380SL that has gained 30 per cent in a year.

190SL $268,400 [5] 

230/250/280SL $219,665 [3]

350/450SL $39,865 [20] 

350/450SLC $24,770 [22]

380SL $69,730 [6] 

560SL $88,640 [11]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2019 European & British Value Guide.


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