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Hi Everyone,

I'm curious about what makes a car a "classic." Is there a certain "criteria?"

What Mercedes models do you think will become/are classics?

I think the W126 has a good chance.

And the convertibles R129 & R107 SL/C class will be classics.

I have a w140 and as much as I love the car, I'm not sure if it'll reach "classic status."

What do u guys think? What cars will become classics?
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I'd say the W208 CLK is timeless in design
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"Sport" models, i.e. coupes and roadsters, are much more likely to become classics than sedans.

The "cheap" coupes and roadsters less likely than the expensive ones.

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Hi Everyone,

I'm curious about what makes a car a "classic." Is there a certain "criteria?"

What Mercedes models do you think will become/are classics?

I think the W126 has a good chance.

And the convertibles R129 & R107 SL/C class will be classics.

I have a w140 and as much as I love the car, I'm not sure if it'll reach "classic status."

What do u guys think? What cars will become classics?
When I was at the MB Classic Center in Irvine, I was told that the W107s and W123s recently received "Classic" signification by Mercedes.

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When I think of classics I think of models that represent the start of a totally new chaises design such as the original SL w/ pagoda hardtops, the W107s and W123s, and the W220, which all marked the beginning of new model design, along w/ several others.

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Usually - coupes and convertibles whose design can stand the test of time.

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w123 coupe
w126 coupe
w124 convertible
w124 coupe with Sportline

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