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Cheshire Classic Benz

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


Of course any car can develop faults, and it is natural to assume that an older car will have more than its fair share, but that’s not typically the case. One factor which helps redress the balance is that the older models are far less complex in design and have much less to go wrong in the way of electrical and electronic systems which can be the achilles heel of current models.

The recent obsession with weight saving and introduction of design complexity in the ceaseless quest for fuel economy and emissions reduction has also led to somewhat flimsy construction and the potential for premature failure in current models, even in prestige marques like Mercedes.

A well maintained twenty or thirty year old Mercedes feels just as smooth, quiet and safe as any nondescript current model, even with well over 100,000 miles on the clock. It is completely practical as an everyday car, or alternatively you can keep it as a weekend treat.

It does however sometimes come as a shock to those who haven’t yet experienced ownership of such beautiful cars that there are just as many neglected examples out there as there are pristine concours winners. It is strange but true that purchasers of expensive new Mercedes cars sometimes skimp on maintenance and repair. Our task is to find the right cars for those who can appreciate them, and help them enjoy the experience in the long term, both sensually and financially.

A 1997 SL320








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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.