1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 S

W188 II 300 Sc Coupé | 1 of 9 with sunroof | History | German car

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    3/1956
  • Mileage 
    88 600 km / 55 054 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver grey metallic (180)
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Interior brand colour 
    Leather blue
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    5
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Silver
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    175 PS / 129 kW / 173 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

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The 300 Sc Coupé of the W 188 II series offered for sale here is one of the very rare models with a sunroof. A limited number of 98 vehicles were built, only nine were fitted with the expensive option. The Venti steel sunroof has a hand lever in the passenger footroom and makes driving in sunshine a pure pleasure.

The car was assembled on 21 February 1956 and delivered to Gloria-Filmverleih GmbH in Munich (Germany) on 3 March of the same year. The company was founded in 1949 by Ilse Kubaschewski, who soon became one of the most sought-after film distributors and producers of the 50s and 60s. The vehicle remained in her possession until 1966, when it was sold to Regensburg, not too far away.

The coupé remained in Germany in the following years (region Stuttgart / Munich) / Bremen), all owners are documented. On the basis of the original chequebook and other documents, the total mileage of today’s 88,700 km can be fully documented.

In 1982 it was restored by the company “Christoph Kreuzer & Sohn” in Würzburg. Thanks to careful care and regular maintenance, it is now in an excellent, extremely authentic condition.

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Equipment and special features
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• Venti sunroof, factory fitted
• First delivery to Gloria-Filmverleih GmbH in Munich
• Leather with beautiful patina
• Carefully maintained

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Condition
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• Older restoration (Germany 1982)
• Technically and visually impeccable

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Documentation
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• Copy of the original Daimler-Benz data card
• Copy of the original delivery card
• Original chequebook maintained until 1979
• Several invoices
• Old registration documents
• Expert's report (1990/2014/2019)

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History of the series
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The Mercedes W 188 series was presented to the public in October 1951 at the Paris Motor Show. In 1955, the model series, which consisted of a coupe, convertible and roadster, was then revised and renamed the 300 Sc. In addition to plenty of chrome trim, an elaborate fuel injection system was installed, giving the car a powerful 175 hp. A distinctive feature is the inscription "EINSPRITZMOTOR" on the rear bumper.

Despite technical and optical improvements, only 200 units of all three body variants of the 300 Sc were produced. Production of the 300 Sc series ended in April 1958. The reasons for this development can certainly be attributed to a certain extent to the appearance of the 300 SL Roadster, which probably represented the more attractive offer for many potentially interested parties - after all, despite its more contemporary design and increased performance, it was 4,000 DM cheaper and successful in racing.

Both versions, the 300 S and the 300 Sc, are among the most exclusive Mercedes-Benz passenger car models of the post-war period and are today, along with the 300 SL, particularly sought-after collectors' cars.

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The vehicle is located in our showroom in Stuttgart-Plieningen, close to the airport/trade fair. A test drive and an inspection on the car lift are possible by arrangement.

The sale takes place on request with new inspection, service and TÜV. We also offer a wide range of accessories for your new dream car. If required, we can also deliver the vehicle to you in a closed trailer.

Opening hours: Mon - Sat by appointment

Carola Daimler Cars is a company owned by the great-granddaughter of inventor and visionary Gottlieb Daimler. We collect, trade and broker classic cars, youngtimers and collectibles with potential and history. We place particular emphasis on quality, history and preserved charm.

Leasing/Financing: We would be happy to have our partner provide you with a tailor-made leasing & financing offer for this vehicle.

Subject to prior sale and errors for this offer excepted. The vehicle description on the Internet serves only for the general identification of the vehicle and does not represent a warranty in the sense of sales law. Only the agreements in the purchase contract are decisive.

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