The past few weeks I’ve come across a few Mercedes-Benz SL500 Silver Arrows that have garnered some attention. This car in Florida ended up selling for $16,900 and this car in Atlanta looks like it is still for sale. Today, I came across one of the 100 SL600 Silver Arrows that were made for the US market. The SL600s differed from the SL500s in that they didn’t receive the two-tone white interior but it did get the very pricey panoramic glass hardtop as standard. You also got a cool metal briefcase with some goodies inside of it that matches the car. Of course, you paid for all that at nearly $140,000 in 2002. Today, I have found one of these SL600 Silver Arrows for sale in Texas with just 5,400 miles. The price? Well, if we are on planet earth, this price is somewhere on Neptune. Seriously, I spit water on monitor when I saw this number and I wasn’t even drinking anything at the time. It is just that crazy.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL600 Silver Arrow at CarGurus
Model: SL600 Silver Arrow
Engine: 6.0 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 5,416 mi
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First, looks take a quick glance at this car before we get to the giant whale in the room. This car has only 5,400 miles and should be perfect, right? Well, cosmetically it does look that. Everything looks new and it even has that 2000s era briefcase with all the literature in it. Mechanically? Take a look at the photo of the gauge cluster with the car running. It sure looks like the BAS/ESP and ABS lights are both shining bright to me. Is this a problem on a normal used car from 2002? Not really. An inconvenience for sure, but it can be fixed without much issue. This car? Totally unacceptable. Why? Because of the seller’s asking price.
$109,990. That is what this dealer thinks car is worth. I don’t know how and I don’t know why. There is zero evidence or prior sales that suggest this is even close to a six-figure car. Regular late-model V12 cars with under 35,000 miles are only bringing prices in the mid-$20,000 in auction settings. Does the Silver Arrow package bring another $80,000 in value? I don’t think so. I can’t imagine there are any people out there with $100,000 in their pocket looking to ”invest” in a car that thinks this one would be a good idea. You could roll this car across the stage at Gooding & Company or RM Sotheby’s with two guys with British accents going on about how special it is and no one in the crowd is going to think this is a $100,000 car, no matter how drunk they are.