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Lot 120 - 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300D

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ESTIMATE €58,000- €65,000

Auction Techno Classica Essen 2018
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Lot Number 120
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number 7500153
Year 1958
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model 300D

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Description

Custom built by Mercedes-Benz’s most experienced craftsmen, the 300 was luxuriously appointed and trimmed with materials of the highest quality. Fast and elegant, it was one of very few contemporary vehicles capable of carrying six passengers in comfort at sustained high speeds. It was the car of choice among West German government officials, and throughout Europe and the USA was widely favoured by businessmen, financiers and politicians. Indeed, ‘Adenauer’ became the 300 saloon/limousine’s unofficial model name, after German first Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, its most famous customer.

Sharing many mechanical and optical innovations with the iconic 300SL “Gullwing” including an almost identical engine, these W189 series cars are exceptionally exclusive and one of the rarest post-war Mercedes models. The 300d was the successor to the 300c and received among other things, an improved injection engine delivering 160bhp.

Suitably finished in black and equipped with a beautiful wooden dashboard and grey velour interior, the chromework and pillar-less windows makes this car a truly impressive limousine. 

Described by the vendor to be in beautiful original condition with solid bodywork and perfect panel fits, hinges and locks, the car has recently been equipped with a new exhaust system and presents very well indeed.

Having been subject to an older restoration, the car is in a very good condition whilst retaining some lovely patina which provides great confidence into the cars overall condition and level of care to which the car has been subject to over the years.


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