Mercedes Benz CE (W123)
Want a usable, bulletproof classic car? Then the W123 is the one for you, it’s hard to think why people buy new when you have such rugged reliability packaged in a classy, elegant body. With the right maintenance this car will go on and on.
Price Guide £1,500 – £3,000
Right now a Puma can be bought with a few hundred quid, but in years to come we think people will look back on this and lament. Rust and high mileage will kill off many of these cars that had a limited run in the first place. Opt for the 1.7 with the propeller alloy wheels and you’ll be driving one of the most fun, engaging front wheel drives available in a long time
Price Guide £500 – £2,000 (not racing puma)