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1965 - 1972: 250S, 250SE, 300SEb, 280S, 280SE, 280SEL, 280SE 3.5, 280SEL 3.5, 280SE 4.5, 280SEL 4.5, 300SEL, 300SEL 6.3, 300SEL 3.5, 300SEL 4.5
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Tazzieman
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Values rising

Post by Tazzieman » Sun 12 Feb, 2017 8:33 pm

The cars are by and large still not "worth" restoring. But to an enthusiast , the patinated & still running machines bring pleasure and challenges. IMO they are worth seeking and preserving for future "collectors" , if there is any petrol left by then.

Since 2009 there has been a classic boom of sorts , partly I think due to the internet and no doubt to magazines and the like talking up what in some places is a huge industry (now 5.9 billion pounds/yr in the UK).

Latest Classic and Sports car mag's Quentin Willson mentions the W108.
It's still not really an investment , maybe pleasure - but not significant profit. But as the desirable models achieve silly prices , the lesser models are dragged upwards. FWIW...
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Re: Values rising

Post by cuisses » Sun 12 Feb, 2017 10:26 pm

I do like the shape of that graph. Certainly Pagodas and 6.3's now look to be pretty crazy price-wise. The W108 has the same designer and the same look, at a fraction of the price. They are still affordable, but not for long if that graph is correct.
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Re: Values rising

Post by Tazzieman » Sun 12 Feb, 2017 10:37 pm

Checked https://www.hagerty.com/valuationtools ; condition 3 "good" 250S 1967 (my regoed one) valued at $9,900, and that's USD.
All "for what it's worth"! But they are not depreciating , which is always good!

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Re: Values rising

Post by Ludwig » Mon 13 Feb, 2017 3:39 pm

I figure that these estimates are $US
Yes/No?
Trend for W109 is encouraging though for W112 lang (shown incorrectly as 300SEL) a little surprising and for all W123's a horizontal line (no movement?) puzzling?
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Re: Values rising

Post by Tazzieman » Mon 13 Feb, 2017 4:52 pm

The USD figure I quoted was around 10K ; the UK article mentioned 5k pounds as a starting point for a good example. And there aren't too many cheap ones FS in the UK. As we know , the vast majority have rusted and died, leaving a few survivors.
The same mag featured the Lancia Aurelia sedan - great saloon , but relatively unloved compared to the coupes.

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