1984 Mercedes 500SL – $3699 (Detroit)

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This car is on Detroit Craigslist and on eBay with a few more pictures.   What I don’t understand is that there is another 500SL on eBay with 86K listed for $42,000. They say it was one of 1,500 imported to the US.  Rarity does not equal a $30K+ difference even if the Detroit one has a broken odometer.
“The Mercedes 500SL is rare in the U.S. It’s faster, more powerful, and much harder to come by than a 380SL, 450SL, or 560SL. So if you are looking for an SL, make sure you are comparing apples-to-apples.

This comes from the SL forum:

“‘The 500SL has the fastest acceleration compared to the 560SL, the 500SL was only available in Europe and as an example the 500SL was published by MB as having 0-60 times of 7.4 seconds for top speed of 140MPH compared to the 560SL 8 seconds and 137 MPH .Torque for the 500SL is 297@3200RPM and for the 560SL 279@3250RPM .Therefore it can be seen that of all the 107’s produced the 500SL was superior to the rest.'”

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