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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







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Cars in PreparationUpdated 3 May 2022

Due to various staffing and supply issues outside our control it is currently taking longer to prepare cars, and as a result there are not many for sale on the website at present. Models currently awaiting preparation but available for viewing are: R107 300SL roadster (x2), W111 280SE 3.5 coupe, W123 230CE coupe, W124 230CE coupe, W124 300CE Coupe. 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. Many cars are being reserved prior to being prepared for sale and are selling before they are listed on the website.