1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 - 37k miles - $12,500 - Palm Desert, CA

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Offered on craigslist HERE by a private seller in Palm Desert is this very clean, all-original R129 generation SL from one of the best years.

Fitted with Washington plates, it appears to be a snowbird car, which may explain why it has yet to crack 40k miles.

Bonus points for 1) Xenon headlights, which I would consider a necessary upgrade from the dismal standard units if you plan to do any night time driving, and 2) Michelin Pilot Sport tires, a sign that the owner hasn’t skimped on maintenance for this one.

All things considered, the $12,500 ask seems quite fair, if not slightly cheap.


VIN: WDBFA67F5WF159783


Agreed, seems a bit underpriced. Some heat-related warping above the dashtop compartment, which makes sense – unless the garage is air-conditioned out there, it’s gonna get pretty hot. Otherwise it looks mint. Likely to be a very sensible purchase.