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560Sl For Sale Like New 800 Miles 68K

Hey want to trade that 107 of yours for a new one?
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...benz-560sl-96/

This is a 88 560SL with 800 miles on it!!!

Auction ends today. I started watching Bring A Trailer to value my car and might sell on this site. Any comments about selling or buying on the BAT site?
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Posted and discussed last week.
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Posted and discussed last week.
Opps I didn't look far enough back.
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Did anybody else happen to catch the final price?

$134,000!!!
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Did anybody else happen to catch the final price?

$134,000!!!
Yes the car was posted with the Found this 107 on Craigslist etc thread

Now I wondered what the investment paid out for the price in 1988 vs the 134K now.
As discussed would you drive this car? It won't matter since I am short the 134K this buyer had.
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Yes the car was posted with the Found this 107 on Craigslist etc thread

Now I wondered what the investment paid out for the price in 1988 vs the 134K now.
As discussed would you drive this car? It won't matter since I am short the 134K this buyer had.
About $64K in 1988.
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First time I saw one sell for more than the original price. There was another one with ~ 800 miles on it that sold several years ago for some where in the 50K range.
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First time I saw one sell for more than the original price. There was another one with ~ 800 miles on it that sold several years ago for some where in the 50K range.
It would make a story to write up on why someone did this from the beginning. Growing up the Corvet was the car to save for a retirement investment. Was this just a car of choice for the first buyer? He didn't prep and store for that looking at the dirty car photos with mildew inside.
Bought if for a girlfriend and broke up? oh well OT ..... A 1988 Corvet might not bring 134K will it?

I have seen many below 50K miles but not 800. Is another one out there? I like my 107 but would have picked something else. In 1988 they didn't have many rare cars did they? Cabrio or something less common? A 6.3 maybe? This car sitting for years was either to make money or more money than sense right?
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I have seen many below 50K miles but not 800. Is another one out there?
I believe it was posted on this forum over 5 years ago, a red one with 800 miles. I could not find it.
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About $64K in 1988.
$64k in 1988 dollars is worth $139k in 2019 dollars, so this investment didn't even keep pace with inflation.
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