The last affordable Mercedes SL
The rise and rise of Mercedes SLS continues unabated, almost right across the sporty drop-top’s back catalogue. The original 300SLS are largely static in the very expensive bracket, but nearly everything else from the 190SL onwards has seen growing interest of late.
Even the Nineties-era R129s, which have until now been a kind of entry-level access point to classic SL ownership, are starting to chase after their R107 predecessors – also on the up. The V12-engined 600SL is leading the way. There aren’t a lot of those to choose from and the best are now topping £20k. But the V8 500SL and all the (cheaper to run) six-pot models are picking up too, with good ones that struggled to make five figures a few years ago starting to trade in the teens.
After highlighting SLS in one of our ‘To Buy Now’ features almost a year ago we could say we told you so, but the game is still on – the price rises show no sign of letting up yet.