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Is my 2000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class a future classic?

Will my Mercedes-Benz S320 become a classic in the future?

Asked on 16 February 2018 by Anthony Potter

Answered by Keith Moody
It's a simple question, but a complicated answer. Technically, any car can become a classic. After 40 years on the road, it will be granted historic vehicle status. Under the current system, that entitles the owner to pay no road tax and from May exempts the car from the annual MoT test (although it needs to remain roadworthy). Some insurers start to offer classic policies when a vehicle reaches 15 or 20 years old. While some vehicles are classics right out of the box - often low-volume high-performance supercars like the Ferrari Enzo or the last of the British-built Rover and MGs like the 75 and ZT, which are considered modern classics. However, current air quality concerns means that there is move away from diesel (with incentives being offered like scrappage schemes) and a move towards alternative fuels. Mercedes-Benz have always done well in classic circles, but there is ultimately a question mark over what the future holds for this entire generation of cars. We're confident there will be a classic car scene thirty years from now - it just might look a bit different to the one we have today.
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