Date registered: Aug 2009
Vehicle: Sold 2002 SL500 Silver Arrow
Location: Salem, Oregon, USA
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All good points. There are a few other SAs for sale here and there that I am monitoring to see what the final price is and will adjust accordingly. I'm not in a position where I "have to" sell this car, so I can be patient.
I do know that if I was looking for a SA, I'd gladly give $12500 for this one considering I know all the work has been done and it's been very well cared for. But then I'm biased.
I'm also pricing it considering the collectibility aspect of the Silver Arrow option. Yes, you can find a 2001 SL of roughly the same miles and quality for $11k, but is it a SA? To me that's worth something, but I'm not sure this package is included in most pricing guides.
As for the cracking: it's plastic, not wood, not that it matters, but it's hardly noticeable (covers maybe 1.5 linear inches on the inside edge of the drivers side of the roll up compartment) and all the real wood is beautiful. Don't want people to get the wrong impression.
One thing I do know is that in my area it's apparently difficult to sell a convertible in *summer*. Even if it has a hardtop.
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