Mercedes-Benz Sedan/Coupe 1955-1986 - 2021 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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2021 Market Review - Mercedes-Benz Sedan/Coupe 1955-1986

The 1950s were good for Mercedes-Benz building an Australian presence, selling lots of Ponton 190/220 models. Then followed the ‘Fintail’ series, of which we saw a few sedans during 2021 but several finless 220-280SE six-cylinder coupes.

The W114 series of 250S/280SE cars have been making dramatic gains and outstripping later models. Also up are V8-engined 350/380/450SE sedans that now routinely reach $20,000.

Money sought for 6.3 and 6.9-litre SELs is up as well, however one car was sold via a local auction for well below the average ask. Compact 280E sedans and coupes make usable, affordable classics.

190/220S Sedan 1955-59 $25,750 [6]

220SE/230S Sedan $38,330 [3]

220SE/250SE/280SE Coupe 1961-69 $61,500 [4]

250-280SE 1967-73 $32,320 [14]

230-280E Compact $10,555 [20]

250C/280CE 1971-84 $19,775 [17]

350/380/45OSE/SEL 1974-83 $17,330 [11]

450SEL 6.9 $58,000 [5]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2021 European & British Value Guide.


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