To the present day, the boom affecting classic car prices has hardly affected the Coupés of the 123 model series: the prices paid for the small 230 CE model have remained more or less constant for several years now. One model which has seen a slight price increase, however, is the early 230 C variant with a carburettor engine. The growing demand is absorbed by a sufficient supply. That means fair prices of around 6,000 euros for a vehicle of condition 3. For condition 2, buyers will be looking at a price of around 10,000 euros. Meanwhile, there’s a little more movement in the values for the 280 CE: the beloved six-cylinder Coupé is currently markedly more expensive than the four-cylinder variant at around 8,000 euros, and anyone interested in getting their hands on a vehicle in a better state should calculate an additional 75 per cent on top of that for a condition 2 model. Some vehicles do, however, break out of this mould: exceptionally low mileages, comprehensive scopes of optional equipment or meticulously documented previous history allow owners to demand higher prices.