Mercedes-Benz SL 1957-1989 - 2021 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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2021 Market Review - Mercedes-Benz SL 1957-1989

If you want a Benz with ‘Super Leight’ as its model suffix, then start digging deep into the bank account. Sharing their shape with the $1 million 300SL has been a big help to the underpowered 190SL and pushed some cars to more than $300,000.

Among the later six-cylinder SLs, a big divide is emerging between 230/250SL ‘Pagoda’ cars and the similar 280SL. The SL shape changed in 1973 and various versions of the R107 series were sold until 1990.

While 350, 380 and 450SL versions in excellent order can still be found for less than $50,000, the later 560SL remains at $100,000. Long-wheelbase 350/450SLC coupes, which not long ago could be bought for less than $20,000, are climbing and some now exceed $35,000.

190SL $298,860 [9]

230/250SL $216,455 [8]

280SL $372,960 [3]

350/380/450SL $42,925 [22]

350/450SLC $23,775 [11]

560SL $98,490 [10]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2021 European & British Value Guide.


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From Unique Cars #456, Aug 2021


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