Used 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible
Edmunds' Expert Review
For years, the classic roadster to own was the Mercedes 450SL. From 1973 to 1989, Mercedes peddled so many of these convertibles to the rich and famous that they became as ubiquitous as cocaine vials at high-society social events. Then, Mercedes revamped its classic, upping the technological ante by light years over the old car. The redone SL has been available in three styles since then; 320-, 500- and 600- Series droptops. This year sees the departure of the SL320 as Mercedes' trims the fat from its super car lineup.
The SL600 is a whompin' V12 two-door roadster. The SL isn't merely a CL600 coupe with no roof. It is lighter and more nimble. The bloodline it shares with the gargantuan CL-Class is the 6.0-liter V12 that makes 389 horsepower and moves the car with authority. Stuffed into the SL, the V12 is a better performer and costs less than its big brother coupe, but at a stupendous $125,000, that's kind of a moot point.
The ... ahem, lowly SL500 is the more reasonably priced and more popular Mercedes roadster. Prices for the SL500 have fallen dramatically for the second year in a row; much more reasonablly priced in 1998 at just under $80,000. So, do you get less car for your smaller payment? No. The SL500 has gained equipment since then.
We don't think you should go for the SL600. The SL500 is just as good, and better in some respects, than its more muscular brother. And with your savings you could get a Jeep Grand Cherokee for the kids to take to Keg-A-Beer University in the fall. If it comes to that, however, even the SL500 doesn't offer particularly good value when compared to the all-new SLK, which features a retractable hardtop and outstanding performance at half the price.
Features & Specs
Used 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible Overview
The Used 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible is offered in the following styles: SL500 2dr Convertible, SL500 SL1 Sport 2dr Convertible, SL600 SL1 Sport 2dr Convertible, and SL600 2dr Convertible.
What's a good price on a Used 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible?
Price comparisons for Used 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible trim styles:
- The Used 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 is priced between $4,999 and$4,999 with odometer readings between 140063 and140063 miles.
Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on used cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.
Which used 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertibles are available in my area?
Used 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible Listings and Inventory
There are currently 1 used and CPO 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertibles listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $4,999 and mileage as low as 140063 miles. Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a prew-owned vehicle from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a used or CPO vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible.
Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible for sale near you.