Practical Buying Guide: Mercedes-Benz SL-Class R129 Generation (1990-2002)

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Originally published at: http://www.klipnik.com/used-cars/buying-tips/undervalued-r129-mercedes-benz-sl-class/

The noble R129 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class specimen pictured above, a 1998 SL500 (5.0-liter V8, 315 hp), sold for $8300 in early 2016 with 91,000 miles, a thick stack of maintenance receipts going back four years and a clean California history. As the number of well-kept R129s dwindles, and savvy car-shoppers realize how much craftsmanship went into these…