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1996b 500 SL..Is this a good buy?

I found a 1998 500 SL with 26000 miles on it. Asking price is $17000 CAN. Is this a good buy? Also, what is the weight of the removable hard top? I want to ship it 2000 miles home so I can drive the car with the top down.

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96 or 98? 96 would have wiring harness issue, so unless it was fixed walk away. Easily 5K to fix and it WILL be a problem, if it isn't already.

98? Depends. 17K would be one in perfect order. You can pick early R230 for 20K, so 17K has to be justified.

Shipping top is horrible idea, it is heavy, fragile and will cost you a bunch to ship due to size.
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