Mercedes-Benz Sedan/Coupe 1955-1986 - 2018 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Mercedes-Benz Sedan/Coupe 1955-1986

Mercedes-Benz Sedan/Coupe 1955-1986 - 2018 Market Review
Mercedes-Benz 280 SE coupe

Pre-1974 Mercedes-Benz models have very quietly been asserting their positions in the market for investment vehicles.

The pre-1960 ‘Ponton’ does decent business in the mid-teens but quite unexpected was the rise in 220SE values. These seem to be flowing from heightened interest in early convertibles and sports cars.

Changing to the W114 shape in 1972 flattened big-Benz desirability and even the sophisticated 380 sedans and Coupes from the 1980s remain cheap.

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Compact 250 and 280CE models seem stuck at present in the sub-$15,000 segment but they still have potential.

If you have a big garage and matching bank balance, an excellent example of the 600 Grosser limo should cost less than $200,000.

220S 1955-59 $17,640 [12]

220/230S Sedan $29,950 [4]

250-280SE 1967-73 $19,975 [20]

250C/280CE $13,350 [17]

380SE/SEL $7675 [14]

380SEC $12,375 [12]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2018 Euro & Brit Car Value Guide.


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