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Question about future vintages?

I was thinking of buying a well-kept 81 240d with a man transmission. Not because I need one but because I just want one. Trying to justify taking up money and garage space to my wife, I told her that if I kept it 20 years it'd be a valuable collector's item someday. Of course I have no idea what I'm talking about and although I can imagine that no one really knows exactly which mercedes will command top dollar are there any good bets out there in terms of a benz increasing in value? Convertibles maybe? Hoping to stay under 10K.
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I don't believe it will ever be a valuable collectors item, but those old diesels are fetching a good price these days, since they're easily converted to veggie burners.

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As most have rust in at least one area or another, and since they were the entry level offering of their time and often under or improperly maintained, a future classic example will need to have proper history and documentation, be well cared for and have no rust issues. Then, only time will tell.
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i think

Honestly if i were looking for a future collector car I would get a 116 body 300sd or a 123c 300cd. The ones with low miles are seeming to fetch the highest prices on ebay and auto trader type sites.

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The 2 doors are always more valuable than the 4 doors. So, the 300CD or even the 280CE, a C126, 380SEC, 500SEC, 560SEC, or a 420SEC not in the USA or Canada. The C140 would also be valuable in a few years as well as any SL.

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Honestly if i were looking for a future collector car I would get a 116 body 300sd or a 123c 300cd. The ones with low miles are seeming to fetch the highest prices on ebay and auto trader type sites.
There your best bet right there, by a long shot...

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