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I have a lovely 1999 Mercedes-Benz 320 SL. It has 84,000 miles on the clock and a full service history. A house move is forcing a reluctant sale. Where do you think the best place to advertise this would be? What would be a fair asking price?

Asked on 26 March 2018 by robert Skinner

Answered by Keith Moody
In terms of valuing the car, the best thing to do is have a look at the classifieds adverts in print and online. Find a model similar to yours and price it accordingly - values for R129 SL vary greatly at the moment. You can find them for between £6000 and £14,000. How you sell the car depends on how much time you've got. To maximise the Mercedes' value, you'll need to sell it privately - but that can be time-consuming as you'll need to take pictures, write a decent description, and answer lots of questions and phone calls. At the other end of the spectrum, you could sell it through an auction house but you'll have commission and fees taking a bite out of your selling price.
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