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At $40,000, will this updated 1993 Mercedes-Benz SL600 up the ante?

Nice Price or NO Dice 1993 Mercedes-Benz SL600

Today Good price or no dice Mercedes-Benz SL600 door AMG the body and the wheels, but it’s what’s underneath that makes it interesting. Let’s see if the work invested in this V12 cruiser will be worth spending the money on its purchase.

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Yesterday’s Prius was for people who want to save the planet or want to spend as little as possible at the pump without going all-electric. What if, however, your interests lie elsewhere, say towards something with more ostentation, elegance and punch? Don’t worry, fam. I got you.

Photo: Craigslist

Photo: Craigslist

This 1993 Mercedes-Benz SL600 is considered the culmination of a year of work and more than $10,000 in expenses that brought it to its current state of badassery.

According to the ad, the 59,000-mile V12 roadster was fitted with an AMG body kit and Japanese-market three-piece AMG wheels. These are wrapped in new Toyo tires. Along with cosmetic updates, the car moved to coilovers and an upgraded brake setup featuring four-piston calipers from Hedgehog Tuning & Motorsport up front and CL63 calipers in the rear. The powertrain has also seen some love, and the ad shows the M120 six-liter V12 both in surgery and back together. The seller specifies:

Engine and transmission overhaul and complete tuning with all new OEM parts; Pulleys, water pump, oil pump, engine wiring harness (from Germany) .. ++++ too much to write!

This replacement engine wiring harness is a big deal since this Benz comes from the era of biodegradable looms which have a reputation for biodegrading before they’re supposed to. All transmission work comes with a one-year warranty from an MB-certified mechanic, which is a bit of a comfort considering the complexity.

Photo: Craigslist

Photo: Craigslist

The omissions in the ad might not be so nice. We don’t get any photos of the interior so can’t say how the upholstery or wood held up. Additionally, the seller does not tell us anything about the condition of the roof’s hydraulic motors and pumps, or offer to show the car shown with either the soft or hard top in place. Is the hardtop even included with the car? Curious minds, yada, yada…

Photo: Craigslist

Photo: Craigslist

The seller notes that all papers and documents are in hand and announces that the car will be delivered with a clean title. They also say, somewhat disappointingly: “I put a lot of money into restoring this car and I know what it is worth.

The fact is that the Mercedes R129 represents one of the best values ​​in the classic car market today. And yes, these are old enough to be considered classics. The SL600, with its V12 engine, is one of the rarest models and can therefore command a premium. This one is asking for $40,000, which is quite the premium over lesser cars, until, perhaps, you account for all the work and updates that have gone into it. So what can it be worth?

Photo: Craigslist

Photo: Craigslist

Well, that’s just what we’re here to figure out. What are you saying? Is this revamped roadster worth the asking $40,000 as advertised? Or, at this price, the seller not do you know what it’s worth despite the money invested in the restoration?

You decide!

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