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Buyer’s Guide M119 V8-engined Mercedes-Benz 500SL/SL500 R129
The M119 V8-powered SLs from the 129-series are among the greatest modern classic buys for those on a reasonable budget, combining robust quality with effortless performance and high-end cabin appointments. Words David Sutherland. Images Eric Richardson.
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Mercedes-Benz SL R129
Champagne motoring — not for laying down. Ben Selby checks out the next Mercedes-Benz SL to climb the value ladder and learns how to avoid the snakes. By Ben Selby. It could be argued that the Mercedes-Benz SL has carved out its own niche in the sports car world, offering more sporting performance than most roadsters derived from saloons and certainly more refinement and luxury than most other sports cars.
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