Mercedes-Benz SL/SLK/CLK 1990-2006 - 2021 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers


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2021 Market Review - Mercedes-Benz SL/SLK/CLK 1990-2006

If anyone is in doubt that high-value Mercedes-Benz cars suffer appalling levels of retained value, check the range of models that once cost $200,000+ and can now be bought for less than $50,000.

The thundering SL500 that was a $299,000 dream when new becomes way more accessible at $45,000. So does CLK55 that 20 years ago would have cost $195,000 and now sits in dealer yards and private driveways at $25K.

Less exotic but available and not expensive at all are CLK230 and 320 two doors - with or without the convertible top - at $8500-12,500 in well-kept condition.

Also from the 1990s we see lots of SLK sports cars that in sub-100,000km condition, cost $15-18,000.

500SL (R129) $35,350 [15]

CLK230 $9915 [9]

CLK320 Coupe $11,725 [19]

CLK430/CLK500 $19,725 [19]

CLK55 2000-05 $30,995 [3]

SLK230 1997-02 $13,745 [14]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2021 European & British Value Guide.

 

| 2019 Market Review: Mercedes-Benz SL 1957-1989

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From Unique Cars #456, Aug 2021

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