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Cheshire Classic Benz

Supplying the highest quality examples of classic Mercedes-Benz cars from the 1960s to 1990s


Every model we sell has gone well past the bottom of its depreciation curve and is climbing nicely up the other side. We were reminded of this by an article in the Autocar 22 September 2010 issue, highlighting the crippling depreciation suffered by new car buyers.
They quoted the example of a basic Vauxhall Zafira 1.6i, which depreciates by £56 per day, and an Audi A8 4.2 TDi Quattro SE which drops an eye watering £185 per day; more than 50% of its value in six months!

In the same Autocar issue, in a report on their long term test Lexus RX450h hybrid 4×4, they revealed that the total actual depreciation of their car over their 12 month period of ownership was £9040. Set against the 15,000 miles they covered this works out at over 60p per mile. That’s before you even think about putting fuel in it!

Having done all their depreciation in the hands of the first owners, the Mercedes of our favoured era are unlikely to lose much value from now on, and most models have been showing a significant upward trend in recent years. Over several years, unless you cover a huge mileage, you should certainly break even or even show a good profit.

Our own 1965 220SEb Coupe







Return to Ownership Potential

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Coronavirus Precautions etc – Updated 7 October 2020

Due to various staffing issues outside of our control it is currently taking much longer to prepare cars for sale, which explains why there are very few for sale on the website at present. We currently have R107 300SL roadster, W111 280SE 3.5 coupe, W123 230CE coupe, W123 280TE estate, W124 230CE coupe, W124 E220 cabriolet, W124 E320 estate and W201 190E 2.5-16 models awaiting preparation. Any of them can be viewed and reserved pending preparation, and as soon as you have secured your chosen car by payment of a deposit it will be brought to the head of the queue for immediate attention.

We are open to visitors by appointment, and our premises are not in an area subject to local lockdown. In line with UK Government instructions we are applying strict social distancing rules and sanitisation of surfaces in between visitors. Apart from our own personnel a maximum of two customers, who must be from the same household, will be permitted on the premises at any one time. We will not be able to offer test drives until further notice.