Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (1989 - 2002) Buying & Selling

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 27 Jan 2014
The Mercedes-Benz SL Class was once considered the ultimate soft-top for prestige, comfort and effortless touring. The body is smoothly styled - with cleanly sculpted panelling and a low-sloping nose - but looked a little clumsy beside the petite SLK in the late 1990s Mercedes line-up, and obese in comparison to the latest SL.
3 out of 5

Buying used

Look for a fully stamped service history as it can give a priceless insight into the car's past, indicating any particular problems that may crop up - and cost you - in the future. If there are any question marks over service history, get it checked by a M-B specialist before buying.

See 14 used Mercedes-Benz SL-Classs for sale, starting at £995

3 out of 5


The three pointed star and superb build quality contribute to continuously strong values, even in the face of SLK and new SL model. SLs are also relatively scarce - which keeps the prices high - but there are many modern alternatives on the market that offer more in terms of better equipment and ingenuity.