1955 Mercedes-Benz 300

B 'Adenauer' Saloon

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    186.011-5500183
  • Engine number 
    N/A
  • Lot number 
    55341
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Offered for spares or repair and without documentation

- Engine and gearbox removed in the past (though, parts of the former appear to remain)

- Left-hand drive, Red leather upholstery

Synonymous with (and nicknamed after) Konrad Adenauer - the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany - who ran no less than six during his tenure, the Mercedes-Benz Type 300 (or W186) was launched at the 1951 Frankfurt Motor Show. Able to accommodate up to six people, the Type 300 was available in Saloon or Cabriolet guises. A credible rival to the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud / Bentley S1 pairing, the vast majority of the 6,214 Type 300 Saloons made were to left-hand drive specification.

Finished in Black with Red leather upholstery, this left-hand drive example is offered for spares or repair having had its engine and gearbox removed at some stage in the past. The gearbox is missing but various parts of the engine remain including, what we guess to be, the cylinder block, cylinder head, cam cover, sump and assorted internals (such as pistons and conrods etc). The bellhousing, steering wheel, twin Solex carburettors (plus associated manifolding) and sundry items of door furniture etc are present too. Described by the vendor as having 'good' bodywork but 'poor' interior trim and paintwork, this incomplete Mercedes-Benz is being sold strictly as viewed and without documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)