MERCEDES-BENZ 220SE COUPE
Well before the rest of the market showed any sign of a ‘boom’, the owner of this Benz decided to cash in and seek 1989-level money for a rare and tidy two-door ‘Ponton’. Fully-imported German cars were a rarity on 1950s Australian roads and even by the 1980s there hadn’t been a flurry of imports. Finding 220SE two-doors of this age on sale locally remains tough and even the European market seems confused as to realistic values. Based on all available information, that hefty $20K from 1985 has likely blossomed into a very welcome $120K.