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*FOR SALE* Red 1990 SL500 Hard Top Roof

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I am selling a Red 1900 SL500 Hard Top Roof!! Its never been used before and in perfect condition, it also comes with the original stand!
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You know what really helps? Pictures, price, location!!!

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You know what really helps? Pictures, price, location!!!

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You tell them, Duh!

Not to mention that these are readily available all over the place for a few hundred dollars. There are two on my local Craigslist right now, one even comes with the storage cart...
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Sorry about that! When I posted it originally the forum wasn't letting me upload pics. Here are a couple below.

The Rooftop is in Los Angeles and I am matching the dealership price of $20,000. I am open to negotiate a price also!
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I’ll give you some insight on pricing:

A really nice “panoramic” top for these cars will bring $3,000-$4,000 in the market. You can search for “R129 pano top” and see plenty of these come up with completed sales.

https://www.benzworld.org/forums/sal...l#post17439931

https://www.benzworld.org/forums/sal...l#post12924945

A standard metal top, even if it’s in a matching color for the car, will bring under $500 on a really good day. Age has little to do with the value, as these are very, very common.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/90-95-Merce...-/163189401556

https://www.ebay.com/itm/90s-Convert...-/232935431700

Again, to support my point, do a search in Craigslist in any major metropolitan area. I guarantee you’ll find at least one of these for sale, and the price will be a few hundred dollars or more depending on condition.

Asking dealer retail is looney. With all the tops in the secondary market, not to mention that these cars won’t even approach the value of what you’re asking, there isn’t a soul on this Earth that would pay $20k for one. And this one has a bad headliner, to boot - something that would be expected on one this old, used or not.

Good luck!
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...I am matching the dealership price of $20,000. I am open to negotiate a price also!
Thanks for a good laugh, appreciate it! Dreaming is good, sometimes may even be beneficial! Oh yeah, and glws!

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P.S. Take a look at the price of the optional, in demand pano roof on the original dealer sticker, just for comparison, option 415 https://www.benzworld.org/forums/r12...ml#post3114699
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The Impossible Dream -

$20K buys many things, lets see, perhaps a low mileage 2002 SL500 Silver Arrow with a Pano top, (yes, the entire car with a glass hard top), or maybe a 92 to 94 500E with middle mileage in good condition, a lower mileage mid 2000 CL55 with supercharger, a low mileage SL600 in the 99 - 2002 range... the list goes on...

Or you could buy a beat up 129 metal hardtop in a crappy color with a bad headliner...

Seriously, think about it, when SL's are wrecked they probably don't have the hard top on, or the hard top isn't damaged. The ins com. totals the SL and now there is another hardtop looking for a home, or an owner buys a Pano, and has a metal top to unload... the metal hard tops are a dime a dozen, and who really needs one?? How many used 129's are purchased with out a hard top? Maybe a few, but far less than the amount of metal Hardtops looking for a home. (I have a Black w/silver int. metal hard top I'd love to get $500 for, it's surplus since I have a Pano)

Lets start a pool, I'll take the $200 square, and 6 months to find a buyer.

PS:I have the window sticker from my wrecked 99 SL500 that came with a Pano option, is was a $3600 option from the factory.
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Two r129 hard tops for $200 on the east coast. One white with gray interior. One red with palomino interior and busted rear glass.

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Call it a hunch, but I don't think this seller will return.

Not only that, but can you imagine asking that kind of money for a hard top and the headliner not even being good? :roll eyes:
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