1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 - 48k miles - $12,000 - Burien, WA

sl500
r129
m113
under15k
mercedes-benz
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#1

This looks like an outstanding example of a late R129 generation SL500. With less than 50k on the clock and very desirable options like AMG wheels and Xenon headlights, it’s an unusually good find, especially for the reasonable $12,000 ask.

Offered on craigslist HERE by the second owner in the Seattle area.

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#2

There is a similar one on BAT ---- the bid is currently at $12,000

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#3

Interesting. I’m guessing the BaT car will end up selling for a quite bit more than $12k – which is making this craigslist car look like even more of a bargain…

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#4

I prefer the wheels on this one, too.

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#5

Yes ---- seems like a bargain. There is a 2000 on classic cars for $19,900 ----

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#6

Newest article at Hagerty dated 4/18 states the following concerning the r129 ----

Looked upon as an unworthy successor to the preceding R107-chassis SL Class cars for, well, a long time the R129 is now coming into its own as a proper collectible M-B SL. And, in many ways, it is a far better car both mechanically and dynamically than the classic R107 series it replaced, by the way a model that keeps appreciating at an incredible pace as of late. Which can only mean one thing: Even though the R129 cars have also already appreciated smartly I think we’re only getting started as the R107s move further and further out of sight.

SL aficionados point out that the R129 “sweet spot” is a 1996-1998 SL500 with the four-cam V-8 and five-speed automatic. Trading for around $20,000 today I don’t think there is a better German hot rod roadster on the market for the money. And, unless you buy a real stinker that eats your face with deferred maintenance issues, this is another car you can drive for years and likely make money doing so with a predicted 25-percent value increase in the next five years

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#7

Whoever detailed and waxed that car is a magician. That paint is lustrous. Good deal as well.

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#8

This one just sold for $12,800 on BAT

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#9

It’s kind of amusing to read the BaT comments about how the buyer there got an amazing deal considering that this craigslist listing looks better for less money.

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