A few weeks ago I took a look at probably the best R230 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG I’ve ever come across. Turns out I wasn’t the only one who felt that way before it sold shortly after we featured it. That of course had me digging in the R230 rabbit hole and it looks like I hit gold today. This 2003 up for sale Oregon is a pretty standard example. First model year, has a couple dings and scars, 133,000 miles, but overall what’d you expect. It isn’t a flood car or two SLs welded together. Just a used 2003 SL500. Then I saw the price and wondered how insane an idea it would be drive a 16 year-old Mercedes convertible across the country. It’s that cheap.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 on eBay
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 133,888 mi
Price: $7,995 Buy It Now
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$7,995. Thats it. I’m still searching around this ad to see why it is exactly that cheap. I see the lower part of the front bumper is cracked and the suspension looks like it is set a little high, but other than that, I’m stumped. For this used dealer to afford to sell this car for $7,995, they’d have to pay exactly what at the wholesale auction? $5,200? I know these cars are getting old, but that is crazy cheap. I could see if this car was beat to death or the top was broken, but I’m not seeing or reading anything that gives me that vibe. Dare I say the interior even looks really good? How I wish this car was even close to a days driving distance to me. I’d be willing to keep the top up and use it a daily driver. At this price, who cares if something goes wrong. Please someone tell me I’m blind and I’m missing something.