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Mercedes SL vs SL

I want to start planning my next Vintage Mercedes purchase. I've had a '57 190SL and a '79 300D, and now I have a '65 Finny.....but recently I've been lusting for a SL. I'm looking to you for guidence to narrow my search to which SL I should choose. Please give me your thoughts on selecting the best SL. It's just duh that money and miles traveled would affect anyone's selection. But, in general, which SL's are the best....e.g. 250, 280, 380...or perhaps the 450? Which are to run from?
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250 is a W113, and the 380 and 450 are r107s. Which chassis are you looking for? If an r107 I would look for a gray market 500SL. If a W113, the 280 has a bit more grunt, while early models are lighter and nicer in terms of design (it's an affair of taste) but in the end it's condition that should guide your choice. Texas is a good place to look for a ca. Lots of MBs, and a roasted interior is better than a rust bucket.
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