Dream Cars Under $40,000

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Mercedes-Benz 230SL Pagoda
The 230SL isn’t a classic only because it looks really cool and kicks out killer 1960s vibes all day long. Its arrival in the U.S. signaled Mercedes-Benz’s arrival as a producer of cars offering a balance of performance, safety and style. And 230SLs have proven to be survivors; better examples can creep up near $100,000, but there are a surprising number available between $25–40,000.

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