Only a tiny number of cars have been unquestioned status symbols for six straight decades. The Mercedes-Benz SL is one of them, and – just like another one, coincidentally – it's new for this year. Although "Magic Sky Control" doesn't have the same classic ring as "pagoda roof," the R231 2013 SL aims to keep the streak going.

For folks who might not know where the streak began, there's a short refresher video after the jump that will speed you from the 1952 300 SL up to the present day. Enjoy.

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  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
    MSRP: $85,050 - $108,050
    2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
    MSRP: $84,000 - $215,250
    2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
    MSRP: $106,700 - $214,500
    2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
    MSRP: $105,500 - $212,240
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    MSRP: $103,650 - $140,440
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