As Mercedes continues to build its reputation, owning a modern one is becoming an ever more popular aspiration, one that’s influencing the appeal of the classic models so we thought it was time to feature the best ones to buy now before prices move too far. The latest issue of Classic Cars magazine puts the six best models to buy in a big 15-page test, with smart choices from the W123 280 CE to the W111 280 SE Coupé.
Inevitably the best value can be found in those models just dipping their toes in the classic car world, like the R129 generation SL. A 500SL like the one that we brought along to the test could be bought for anywhere between £5000 and £23,000, depending on how brave you’re feeling, but even playing safe and investing in the best still looks cheap for this 322bhp techno wonder – complete with pop-up roll bar – that will surge to 60mph in 6.3sec and not let up until it hits the 155mph limiter.
Buying advice and market analysis is part of 16 pages of buying information in every issue of Classic Cars magazine, including Quentin Willson’s Smart Buys, Russ Smith’s Market Watch, in-depth buying guides and Ads on Test.
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