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Looking at low mileage 06 or 07 plate SL350's or SL500's as a temporary garage filler. Don't know owners unfortunately. I keep reading the build quality is not as the previous SL's.

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A 6 cylinder R129 is the one to get. Well built and still affordable but values are on the rise so how's the time to get one.

Like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1994-MERCEDES-BENZ-SL280-ONLY-58-000-MILES-FROM-NEW-/372015932275?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=U%2BXrAuWeHgVbqSay2okYV8E1JYw%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

 

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From what I read that was a very reliable variant. I do prefer the look of the newer cars but again I read about electronic roof issues and water pump issues are common place. It's looks ok but I my only worry is it's a bit bland and common. ?

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201708128277099?onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&price-to=15000&postcode=tq123pg&sort=sponsored&model=SL CLASS&advertising-location=at_cars&radius=1501&price-from=6000&make=MERCEDES-BENZ&page=15

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Values of the newer shape will still be falling whereas the R129s are on the rise, plus they're built much better than the later cars. If you buy a nice one it'll never be worth less...

There was an article in Modern Classics magazine last month on 129s, saying how the earlier 2 tone 6 cylinder cars is where the smart money is going at the moment.

That one in Yorkshire looks lovely. Great miles and everything done, even a new roof. If I had the garage space...

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Bloke a couple of doors down from me is on his second SL. Previous one had problems with the sat nav, cost him over a grand, even though the dealer never managed to fix it properly. He's had a lot of Mercs and says its luck of the draw, get a good one and all will be well. Get a Friday car, and be prepared for some serious outlay.

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Margate Exotics.

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