Evaluation: Built for Wayne Newton (no relation) by Niko Sokol of Long Island, who fitted this boat-like body and modified the SL’s hardtop. Long displayed at Newton’s home museum, showing 1929 miles, and represented with consistent servicing. Dull paint, but the rest of the car looks clean enough and most of the appeal is the celebrity cachet. It ain’t pretty, but it’s unique.
Bottom Line: The only real way to gauge the value of a one-off car like this is to put it in front of a bunch of bidders and see what happens. And, being a car owned by “Mr. Las Vegas,” it probably wouldn’t have sold for more anywhere else. The final price is about four times the value of a normal 380SL in this condition.