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SL55 autotrader -- wide range in pricing

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by ninjamagic, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. SteveX

    SteveX Senior Member

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    Thanks Steve, contacted a dealer about a PX on a c63, they said 7k low end, with options and condition could get close to 10k trade in.
     
  2. Malmair

    Malmair Active Member

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  3. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Those are all quite different examples...
     
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    sl500amgsport Senior Member

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    Why pay that when for the same money you could have an SL63 which will be 10 years newer, more reliable and with better performance and consumption?

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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    It’s an F1 which is a rarer example and therefore theoretically collectible
    If it’s a car to use daily you’re right for reliability and tech the newer SL63 would be better....that’s not what the F1 is about though
     
  6. V6Matty

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    Problem being there are more F1's on the road and for sale than they ever made lol
     
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    Over 5000 sl55 F1 produced for USA alone in 2004, I think the SL63 and the SL65 may be rarer but I could be wrong...

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    Over 5000? That seems a very high figure, where have you seen that data.
     
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    I saw this on MBWorld.org forum apparently production figures for USA are publicly available:-

    "Production Numbers

    They can be found for all AMG`s on the AMG Private Lounge Website.
    These are US delivered units. They dont release world wide numbers.

    SL55

    2004=5217
    2005=1542
    2006=748

    SL65

    2005=651
    2006=390"



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  11. LostKiwi

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    They look like SL55 figures over all
    as opposed to the F1 limited edition.
     
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    I agree that is the total numbers of SL55. The F1/Performance Pack will only be a small percentage of that number.
     
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    Definitely SL55 numbers overall, the F1 was a limited edition, then there were genuine F1 pace cars
    I don’t have the numbers but certainly not in thousands.
    The problem now as Matt has commented, is that many SL55’s are being passed off as F1
     
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    F1 was a package that could optionally be ordered (for about £8500) and comprised suspension changes, trim changes etc.
     
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    Yip apologies what I meant, used the wrong phrase
     
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    If this car is in good condition it represents very good value. The boot badges look slightly out of place which could point towards a previous repair/respray. Alloys can be easily changed.
     
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    Nice, no high spec apart from pan roof- no KG, distronic or wind deflector- looks decent for the money if, as said it’s as represented. Needs a lot of detail on ABC history etc
     
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    No KG is a benefit and unless my eyes are deceiving me it has the wind deflector.

    A full MB benefit has an up side and a down side. I find MB will only do what the computer says rather than what the car needs.
     
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    It does indeed have the deflector.

    OP. It looks a decent enough car for the money. If you're interested see if you can arrange the car to be inspected by Steve at Avantgarde as he's not too far away.
     

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