Market Finds: Classic German Convertibles Under $50,000, Available Now

Classic German Convertibles Under $50,000, Available Now

By Petrolicious Productions
January 7, 2015

Before they sold twin-turbo twelve-cylinder retractable hardtop convertibles, Germany exported some great convertibles predestined to be today’s classics. The classic German convertible was never intended to set track records but to connect you with the outside in a tasteful driving experience. Here are five German convertibles available right now for less than $50,000.

The car: 1982 BMW 316 Baur

Price: €6,000

Location: Madrid, Spain

Seller’s Info: Click here

The 316 Baur departs from the crowd as a limited production convertible variation. The E21 Baur has become somewhat of a cult car and more difficult to find. If you enjoy the attention and everyone asking, “what is that?” when you fuel up, the Baur may be for you. This 316 is listed in great condition and original.

The car: 1992 Porsche 968

Price: €15,968

Location: Lille, France

Seller’s Info: Click here

Despite being grouped with less desirable Porsches, the 968 may be the best front engine Porsche value on the market. If you don’t mind being segregated from the 911s at the local event, the 968 is a reasonably reliable and powerful Porsche. This Cabriolet has a well-documented maintenance history with numerous recent repairs.

The car: 1973 Mercedes-Benz 350SL

Price: €15,000

Location: Reims, France

Seller’s Info: Click here

The R107 Benz was produced for nearly twenty years, which means you can pick one up without going to Boca Raton. As with all classic cars, the SL requires adequate due diligence and model research before purchase. This SL has a four-speed manual transmission and the original radio.

The car: 1984 Porsche Carrera

Price: $36,500

Location: Walnut Creek, California, USA

Seller’s Info: Click here

Air-cooled Carrera Cabriolets are an exchangeable commodity just like gold, Rolex watches, or cigarettes. They’re noticeably more flexible than the coupe but supply plenty of power and performance even by today’s standards. This Cab has a recent paint job, like-new tires, and an aftermarket exhaust. You’ll have to supply the cigarettes, though.

The car: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

Price: €39,500

Location: Ravensburg, Germany

Seller’s Info: Click here

The W113 Mercedes-Benz is as elegant now as the day it rolled off the assembly line four decades ago. Although the “Pagoda” Benz’s value has been steadily climbing, they are still obtainable for a reasonable price compared to their predecessors. This SL is described as being in largely unrestored condition with a recent paint job and under 42,000 miles.

If you know of a great, stylish car for sale and would like us to feature it, please let us know!

Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in any of these cars, do your homework and research extensively before you buy.

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Lachlan Beveridge
Lachlan Beveridge
1 year ago

This article hasn’t aged well 🙂