8 MERCEDES-BENZ SL (R107)
PRICE RANGE £2500-18,000
The Pagoda replacement offers first-rate refinement, whatever size its engine, and sophisticated coupé-like motoring with the bolt-on hardtop in place. Some colours are take-it-or-leave-it and rusty examples should be avoided, but there are still plenty of good examples available. Many prefer the smaller-engined, six-cylinder cars.
ONE THAT SOLD
1981 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL £16,800 (ACA)