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Dream used cars for under £50,000

Looking at something seriously exotic for a fraction of its new car price? Here are some of the best dream used cars for under £50,000.

Mercedes 280SL ‘Pagoda’

Our £50,000 limit won’t stretch to the iconic 300SL – we’d need to add a zero to the budget – but it might just get you a W113 280SL, and that’s almost as good.

This gorgeous cabriolet produced a genuinely impressive (for the time) 170hp from its 2.8-litre straight-six engine.

Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda

It also came with a distinctive detachable hardtop, reminiscent of Japanese pagoda architecture – which lent it the nickname ‘Pagoda’. Timeless, classic, beautiful and distinctive.

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Stuart Masson
Stuart Masson
Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.


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