1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 S

Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring

Germany

Saturday 9th August 2008 Motor Cars at 17:00
Viewing: Friday 8th August from 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday from 10:00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

The post-war Mercedes 300 series marked a return to the production of luxury cars for the German company. The cars had classical pre-war styling with well proportioned lines at a time when futuristic fins were the major influence. Aimed at the sports and grand touring market, the 300S was produced in low numbers, some 560 being manufactured between 1951 and 1955. The 300S models were sought after when new, despite being three times more expensive than a Cadillac, and they are no less desirable today. These sophisticated cars featured state of the art mechanicals. The sturdy chassis was of tubular construction and was fitted with fully independent suspension with coil springs and servo-assisted drum brakes. The 3 litre straight six e