Mercedes-Benz 300-560 Sedan/Coupe 1987-2006: Market Review 2019

By: Cliff Chambers

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Mercedes-Benz 300-560 Sedan/Coupe 1987-2006 market review

Virtually every vehicle in this listing has ‘future classic’ potential and virtually all of them remain affordable. So where is the best place to park your $10-20,000? Anyone with a big-car fetish surely can’t pass up the chance to buy a 560SEL for around $15,000, however if fuel costs are a concern then the compact 300CE two-door at $12-15K is a good alternative.

The mega-luxury CL500 cost almost $300,000 new but today is unlikely to exceed $30,000. Performance with an AMG emblem isn’t dear either, especially the C36 at under $20K or a 5.5-litre E55 for $10-12,000 more.

300CE 1988-90 $13,220 [13] 

CL500 1996-98 $27,200 [19]

420SE/SEL 1987-90 $13,780 [13] 

560SEL $17,100 [5]

C32/C36 $15,900 [14] 

E55 $30,080 [12]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2019 European & British Value Guide.


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