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The vagaries of R129 prices

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by gramey, Dec 7, 2017 at 3:59 PM.

  1. gramey

    gramey Senior Member

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    Perhaps it was the colour combination of all black or the low mileage as the condition report and general prices didn't seem to support the price that this fetched. Don't get me wrong I personally love the black on black but there really does seem to be huge variations in what these sell for - https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/mercedes-benz-sl-320
    Then this one in what appears to overall better condition, but without a panoramic roof sells for half the price, go figure? - https://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/mercedes-320-sl
     
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    Does seem to be top money for one!
     
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    ......you mean superstitious of course........;)....but then again......;)...;)


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    Personally I don't have a problem with that green I think it's quiet nice, in fact silver was the least preferable to me when I bought mine as it is so common on Mercedes.
     
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    Plenty of variables to throw into the pricing of R129s, the mille miglia edition and other special editions no doubt command a premium, lesser engined models aren't as sought after, low mileage, proper full history, immaculate versions fetch a lot more, then after that its the early versions versus the updated version both of which heavily influenced by the usual factors, how does it look, drive and any sort of history at all!


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    I've had four green cars in the last 8 and I'd only call one of them unreliable/unlucky and that was the last one (a much hated Saab).
    My T5 Volvo was green and was an awesome car as was the A8 that followed it and to a lesser extent the Toyota Landcruiser that followed the A8. Since then its been a sea of MB silver :) (including the 129 and 230).
     
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    Both of the above cars are SL320's, albeit one is a straight six and the other a V6, given the first one says it has rust in all four arches, crikes!, and the front bumper needs painting etc. I think I could put up with the green. The front arches wouldn't be such an issue, mine had blistering in the front wings when I bought it, as this is easily resolved with new front wings. The rear arches however need to be done very well to prevent that becoming a real issue and I doubt that would come cheaply?
     
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    Would a 129 diesel sell in nice condition?
     
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    There aren't any. SLs are pure petrol.
     
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    That too ;)
     
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    no. I thought this when the work was being done.
     
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