Email : info@ccbenz.co.uk
Telephone : 07980 241177 or 01625 260913

Cheshire Classic Benz

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

Depreciation

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 22 January 2021

In line with UK Government instructions we are currently closed to visitors until further notice. We are however contactable by phone and email during normal business hours.

We are still selling cars during lockdown, and as well as our legendary ultra-detailed website descriptions and multiple photos we are now working to provide a no-nonsense 'warts and all' walk-round video for each car. In recent months these videos have given many customers the confidence to purchase cars without actually seeing them 'in the metal'. We are happy to store your purchase free of charge until such time as it is permissible to collect it.

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Due to various staffing and supply issues outside our control it is currently taking much longer to prepare cars, and as a result there are very few for sale on the website at present. Models currently awaiting preparation but available for inspection are: R107 300SL roadster, W111 280SE 3.5 coupe, W123 230CE coupe, W123 280TE estate, W124 E320 estate, W124 300TE estate, W124 230TE estate, W124 230CE coupe, W124 E220 cabriolet, W126 500SEL saloon and W201 190E 2.5-16 saloon. Any of them can be 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.