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If you don't think cars past 1980 are or ever will be classics, no problem that's your opinion, but you're not adding a lot to this thread by stating that.
Given an open ended and subjective question, I'm not convinced my opinion took anything away from it either ...
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Whether due to ugly/crappy styling (American cars), or pollution controls and anemic power characteristics (about everything else), I'd consider long and hard about assigning "classic" to those POS's.
That's what I consider taking away from the thread. I'm sorry but if you think a 1987 300SDL is a POS, I don't value your opinion. I personally like the looks of the W126 and the fact that it will last longer than just about any other MB makes it a classic to me and FAR from a POS.
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I think it is perhaps semantics....I think of "classic" as timeless beauty and in that category, I put "classics" such as the 50-60s SL and many of the Paul Bracq Mercedes designs. What you are describing, by saying they "will last longer than any other Mercedes" does not make them "classic" but rather a reliable and cost effective means of transportation.

Perhaps Grubeguy overstated a bit with the "POS" reference. I like the old SDL and considered owning one, but have never thought of it as a classic, or a classic in the making. I prefer to drive my "classic" W108
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Having owned a 1984 500SEC I would think these may go up in value. I sold it with 300K plus, awsome car. Buy the last year made 1991 560SEC. One of my favorite "modern" MBs. This is when MB only put the center star on the front grill of the top of the line models, SLs and the SEC. Now they are on everything they produce. Marketing bastards, let us know you have the best of the best (or nicths).
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Thanks in advance. Here are the MB's I believe may fit as modern vintage classics:

1986-87 300SDL - in the process of purchasing one of these off a fellow BW member

1987-1993 190E 2.6

1987 190D 2.5 Turbo

1980-1989 500SL gray market
Those probably aren't going to gain in any kind of value. They made a ton of them and they are easy to find.

''Modern classics'' are more like W116 6.9, W126 560SEC, W124 E500E, W210 16v, W140 CL/S600, R129 SL600.

Notice something about that list? All massive engines that made big power and were extremely expensive when new. And those that will become collectible are the ones that are in very good condition.
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''Modern classics'' are more like W116 6.9, W126 560SEC, W124 E500E, W210 16v, W140 CL/S600, R129 SL600.

Notice something about that list? All massive engines that made big power and were extremely expensive when new. And those that will become collectible are the ones that are in very good condition.
I would agree with that but I'm not sure which models you are referring for the W210 16v. Is that the AMG cars only? or are you including the E430 also?
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I would agree with that but I'm not sure which models you are referring for the W210 16v. Is that the AMG cars only? or are you including the E430 also?
Mistype my part. Meant to type W201 16V. And W124/W210 E420 really isn't that desirabile because of the E500E and E55 AMG. That's like having $50 to go eat dinner, then ordering a 12oz steak for $15 when you can get a 18oz steak for $20.
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Mistype my part. Meant to type W201 16V. And W124/W210 E420 really isn't that desirabile because of the E500E and E55 AMG. That's like having $50 to go eat dinner, then ordering a 12oz steak for $15 when you can get a 18oz steak for $20.
Or like buying a burger when you can afford a lobster.



Hi everyone. First post and reading with interest.

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