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Excluding all two seater models and the pullmans, which one and why?
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Assume you are opening this up to any vintage MB? First Series (pre-Ponton) 220 or 300 cabriolet "A". Pre-war styling (and wood framed body construction, although that in itself is not what makes these cars great) with some queues from the 500 - 540 K cars, but very stylish in their own right, make these cars. Great design along with postwar power, roadability and great build quality make these great collector cars. Gullwing Motors recently had a green one on their site, which is a great color for them as well. I see these cars continuing to pick up value and may someday close the gap with prewar MB on Full Classic Chassis (CCCA recognized) - especially if CCCA ever expands enough to allow them in. For those familliar with CCCA, this is possible based on recent discussion within the club, and the recent inclusion of the Chrysler Town and Country which, while nice, is not anywhere near as close to the "best of the best" philosophy of the club. I see these cars as very strong candidates for inclusion based on traditional styling and coachwork, as well as exclusivity when new and with collectors now. That said, they do not need CCCA status to be welcome at any concours and have a strong following. These tie with the 300 SL roadster as my all time favorite MB. Here is a nice one:

If you are just looking at value for four seat cars the 500 - 540 K Cab C cars with back seat have surpassed Gullwings and 300 SL roadsters, so in that sense they are most desirable "non two seaters" - and great cars, I am just really passionate about the early postwar large chassis MBs.

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