1952 Mercedes-Benz Adenauer

300d convertible + trailer

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1952
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy
Saturday 24th October 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two
Registration Number: EU registered Chassis Number: 186014-02470/52
Launched in November 1951, the type (W186) 300 Cabriolet D was built on an older chassis that was fitted with a newer straight-6 3.0L engine with an increased power output. Despite the body work, the type D was a fairly large vehicle that provided comfortable seating for up to six passengers. Among the various technological improvements that made their way under the car’s hood, the most notable must have been the load-levelling suspension which could be activated/deactivated through a simple dashboard-mounted switch.
The spectacular example we are proud to offer today has incredibly remained in the hands of its first owners (a noble family from the Veneto region of Italy) since new.
At a time when travel by road was scarce and travelling by road abroad even less so this Mercedes 300