posted 4 years ago

Classic Mercedes-Benz 190SL

Fancy fighting over a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL? Yes?

Fancy fighting over a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL? Yes? Me too, so let battle commence at the Barons British Heritage Auction on September 18th 2012 at the Sandown Park Exhibition Complex. This beauty's estimate is £30,000 to £40,000 - which is the price of a new, mid-specification, Mercedes-Benz E-Class saloon. However, the 190SL is far more appealing thanks to its classic lines and vibrant silver paint. Other prospects to brawl over include the 1939 Hotchkiss 686 Riviera DHC. This has a six-cylinder engine, is finished with cream/coffee colouring, and is guaranteed to be the most feisty car on your street. Expect to pay between £37,500 and £42,500. Best fight the bank manager for a loan, then.

Moving to less expensive machinery we find the 1989 Jaguar XJS Convertible. This is finished with black paintwork, and its estimated sale price is £4,500 to £5,500. Anyone who understands classic Jags knows this is a car you buy with your heart – rather than your head - but who could resist such a timeless classic? Alternatively, consider fighting over a 1995 Ford Escort RS2000 MKVI. This is one of the most affordable vehicles in the auction as it is likely to sell for between £1,500 and £2,000. It might also be a wise long term investment. Lots also include the 1972 MG MGB Roadster (£4,250 to £5,000), the 1950 Bentley MKVI (18,000 to £22,000), the 1963 Pontiac (GM) Le Mans Convertible (10,000 to £12,000), and the 1984 Mercedes Benz 350SL (£8,000 to £10,000). So much to fight over.