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Old 08-29-2007, 12:11 AM
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Seeing lots of SL's for sale on CL in Portland, OR.

In the last couple of months I have noticed a lot of SL's for sale on CL here in the Portland OR area especially 107's. I've seen prices from around $2000 for real jalopies to low teens for nice examples. I've even seen some nice later model 107's going for less than $10K. Is this a national trend? Is it a good time to pick up a nice 107 or can I expect prices to continue to drop?
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:01 AM
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Since they're convertibles, there seems to be sell-offs at the beginning of the summer and at the end of the summer.
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There is a world-wide glut of 107s - lots of cars and very few people that wish to own them.
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16 107"s posted since 8/22 on S.F. Bay Area CL.
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:02 PM
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I've always liked the 107's. I think they're the best looking SL's ever made. I also like the 113's but I doubt I could afford one of those models. If I were to consider buying an SL in the 107 line, which one is the best?
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:05 PM
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If I were to consider buying an SL in the 107 line, which one is the best?
As with so many things in life, the answer is an unqualified "it depends".
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Reliability would be the most important requirement.
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:16 PM
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Get the earliest years, lowest miles, smog exempt, such as the 72 350SL 3.5 4speed 102k miles I just picked up on craigslist in San Diego for $4,000
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:20 PM
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I've been attracted to the 500SL model mostly because AFAIK it has the most powerful engine.
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