Selling A Classic Mercedes?

Some of the most-favored and sought after classic Mercedes-Benz automobiles are the supercharged pre-war era cars, and Mercedes convertibles into the late 1960s early 70s. The SL-Class grand tourer, manufactured since 1954, is the Sport Lightweight model. Numerous variations within the SL line can be found including engine configurations. The first generation of SL, both the Mercedes-Benz 300SL and 190SL, had their start in 1954.

Until 1963 1.9 and 3.0L, four speed manuals were produced. There were over 25,000 four cylinder 190SL Mercedes sold. If you buy or sell classic Mercedes you’ll find both coups, removable hardtops, and convertible soft tops.

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1971 Mercedes 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet

The second generation was offered as a four speed automatic or manual transmission as well as a five speed manual. The engine sizes were 2.3, 2.5, or 2.8. The 230SL had big curved windows and a distinctive roofline. Around 1967 the 230SL became known as the 250SL. The engine was displaced and increased again until it became the 280SL, a favorite vintage Mercedes.


From 1972 to 1989 you’ll find the third generation of the Mercedes SL. Over the years the engines were offered in inline six cylinders 2.8 or 3.0 and V8s in 3.5, 3.8, 4.2, 4.5, 5.0, 5.6 liters. There were plenty of choices. Automatic transmissions were available in 3 or 4 speed and manuals in four or five.

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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC
Bill L.
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC
Chandler, AZ

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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
George N.
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
Georgetown, TX

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1963 Mercedes-Benz 230SL
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1963 Mercedes-Benz 230SL
Ishpeming, MI

“I helped a friend sell her 1963 Mercedes-Benz 230SL to Alex Manos. He was great to deal with through the whole transaction, from agreeing on a price to the pickup of the car. Made it very easy for us. I would recommend him to anyone.”

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
William S.
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
Williamsburg, VA

“Remarkable…I tried to assure Alex of the condition of the car after 8 years in the garage ad he was totally understanding of the many problems that may exist and he was very positive that he understood the “unknowns” but was willing to take the risk and purchased my 1970 280SL sight unseen at a very respectable price. He brings a refreshing new image to the long held general perception that automobile agencies can’t be trusted.”

1967 Mercedes-Benz 230sl
Thomas S.
1967 Mercedes-Benz 230
Stockton, CA

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1967 Mercedes-Benz 200
Peter H.
1967 Mercedes-Benz 200
Oxnard, CA

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1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL
Jamie F.
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL
Diamond Bar, CA

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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL
Jess L.
1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL
Dana Point, CA

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