Selling a Classic 1970’s Mercedes


1970's Mercedes Benz

Despite the oil crisis of 1973, which was an unusually difficult year for the automotive industry as a whole, Mercedes Benz would continue to see steady growth in both production and sales throughout the 1970’s. With new models in the SL-Class lineup, the company would continue to open up new dimensions in both sports touring and sports car sectors. At this time, consideration was given to taking over several competitors in the small-car sector, but in the end the company decided to focus on growth from within. The introduction of the 190SL in the 1960’s had extended the product range downwards and gave an opportunity for average buyers to purchase a Mercedes. At the same time, luxury models like the 280SE 3.5 would allow the affluent to own a truly exceptional auto.

If you’re thinking about selling a 1970’s classic Mercedes, you’ve come to the right place to learn more about the characteristics that potential buyers seek and to explore the possibility of selling your 1970’s classic Mercedes directly to the Alex Manos team. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular German cars of the 1960’s.


Classic Mercedes 280SL:

1971 Mercedes Benz 280SL
1971 Mercedes Benz 280SL

Bigger and heavier than the models released in the 1960’s, the 1970 and 1971 Mercedes 280SL is ideal for those collectors looking for driving comfort, road handling and quality of construction. Various engine configurations were available, with the 3.5L V8 being more popular than the 2.8L V6. Most models came with an automatic transmission, which also tempted buyers of the era and continues to make the classic 280SL a highly sought-after model.


Classic Mercedes 280SE:

1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE
1970 Mercedes Benz 280SE

Debuted in 1967 with production ending in 1971, the Mercedes 280SE would offer 180hp thanks to a powerful inline-six fitted with fuel injection. All of the Coupes and Convertibles in this line can be driven and maintained with little fuss, so potential buyers are always looking for these models. In total, it is estimated that 5,187 units of the Mercedes 280SE were manufactured from 1968 to 1971.


Other Classic Mercedes:

1971 Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5
1971 Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5

Another of the most sought-after models is the Mercedes 280SE 3.5 Convertible. Thanks to its power and grace, and also because of its lower and wider grille that would later become iconic, the 280SE 3.5 is a great find for collectors. Even today, their leather and hardwood appointments are timeless. During the late 1970’s, Mercedes Benz would also introduce the G-Class, often called the G-Wagen. First introduced in 1969, the G-Class was based on a military vehicle and featured boxy styling. Still in production today, it is one of the longest produced Mercedes models in the company’s history. The first models are considered collectible.



If you’re looking to sell your classic Mercedes from the 1970’s, the Alex Manos team would like to speak with you. They are always in the market to buy classics of all makes, models, and conditions and would be delighted to learn more about your particular model. Renowned for their fair and honest car deals, they offer top dollar payable in cash and can pick up your classic Mercedes from any location in the country. Connect today to discuss your 1970’s Mercedes classic to see if it will fit into their collection.


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