1964 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1964
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Lot number 
    29
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Brown
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Austrian title
Chassis No. 112021-12-006596
Engine No. 189987-12-00242

Ex-King of Jordan
Recent restoration
Continous history

This car was ordered originally by King Hussein of Jordan. It was equipped with some special options, such as reinforced front seats and a Becker radio. After being used in his country by the royal family, it was entrusted to the king's son, Prince Mohammed Bin Talal, who was living in London. The Mercedes-Benz was registered as an Embassy of Jordan car in the British capital, where it remained till 1968. Many documents in the record file confirm these details.
On 8 March 1968 it was sold to a merchant named Richard-W Tennant, based in Austria, Carinthia, who had special relations with England. The car then saw very little use, till it was handed over to a well-known Austrian collector. He kept this beautiful coupé in a dry garage, before selling it to the previous owner in 2015. From 2015 to 2017, it was comprehensively restored, while preserving the original parts and the patina that makes this beautiful automobile such a charming machine. The upholstery has been completely redone, as well as the braking system, suspensions and the power system. The gold coloured paint, redone some years ago, features a beautiful patina and the body is very sound. We noted the absence of the original air conditioning system in the passenger compartment.
The car on offer with its royal provenance has the advantage of a well-documented history and an impeccable condition, thanks to its recent and careful restoration.
Please note that following an administrative error, the chassis number on the title is 112021-12-00696 instead of 112021-12-006596.