1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 S

300B Convertible

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Grey
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction
Fine Motorcars & The Jaguar Legend
Blenheim Palace
Woodstock
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 18th July 2009
Registration Number: EU taxes paid Chassis Number: 4500919
Originally introduced in 1951 at the Frankfurt Show, the Mercedes-Benz 300 range was very much a flagship designed to promote the Stuttgart manufacturer as a producer of the finest luxury cars; an objective it undoubtedly achieved. Ultimately Mercedes-Benz offered imposing and elegant six seater coachwork, in either closed or open form, allied to a smooth and powerful engine, fine road manners and cockpit-adjustable rear ride height.
Using a separate tubular cruciform chassis, the 300 featured independent coil spring suspension all round, together with supplementary torsion bars at the rear, and servo-assisted drum brakes, while transmission was a four speed manual with column change. Power came from a 2,996cc straight six cylinder engine which, via a single overhead camshaft and twin Solex carburet