1956 Mercedes-Benz 300C Series Station Wagon / 186.002.6500263 Vehicle Information

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300C Series photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300C Series
Station Wagon
Coachwork: Binz & Co
Chassis #: 186.002.6500263
Sold for $242,000 at 2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction.
Sold for $489,500 at 2016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction.
In 1956, a wealthy socialite walked into Mercedes-Benz's Park Avenue Manhattan dealership with a special request: a new Mercedes-Benz Station Wagon. Normally, this would not have been an unusual request for a domestic car dealer, but Mercedes-Benz did not offer a station wagon at the time. Eager to fulfill the customer's request, a special one-off edition of the 300 series sedan (often referred to as an Adenauer for the 300's most famous passenger, Germany's first post-war chancellor Konrad Adenauer) was commissioned with Daimler-Benz's vendor for commercial/special use vehicles - Binz & Co. Most of the modifications to create this station wagon were handcrafted, but keen enthusiasts will recognize the clever use of 190SL tail lamps in its re-proportioned rear fenders. The interior is equally impressive, with wood grain that surrounds the cockpit and extends across the dashboard, on the doorsills around the flush-fitting chrome window frames and even surrounding the windscreen. It is equipped with a Becker Mexico radio, an in-dash clock and an optional air-conditioning system. It is finished with chrome hardware and thick cockpit.

Legend has it the owner was so fond of her new unique Mercedes-Benz that she had it flow to each of her homes as she traveled.


2016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $375,000-USD $425,000 
Sale Price :
USD $489,500

2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $200,000-USD $300,000 
Sale Price :
USD $242,000

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300C Series Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 C 'Adenauer' Saloon
Sold for USD$16,875
  2017 H & H Auctions - Duxford Motor Car Auction
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 C
Chassis#: 186.017.6500835
Sold for USD$55,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300C Series image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300C Series image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300C Adenauer Cabriolet
Sold for USD$102,300
  2016 Auctions America : Hilton Head
 
1956 Mercedes Benz 300C Survivor Sedan
Chassis#: 6500189
Sold for USD$45,100
  2016 Russo & Steele : Monterey
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 C Station Wagon
Chassis#: 186.002.6500263
Sold for USD$489,500
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300C Series image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300C
Sold for USD$85,250
  2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona
 
1956 MERCEDES BENZ 300 C LIMOUSINE
Sold for USD$75,346
  2013 ARTCURIAL MOTORCARS À RÉTROMOBILE
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 C Station Wagon
Chassis#: 186.002.6500263
Sold for USD$242,000
  2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300C Series image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300C Sedan
Sold for USD$8,250
  2009 Leake Auctions - Houston - Annual Leake Auto Auction - Reliant Center
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300C Sedan
Sold for USD$4,250
  2009 Leake Auctions - Houston - Annual Leake Auto Auction - Reliant Center
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300C Series's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 3001952 2+2 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 0004452
Engine Num: 020.00063.52
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 3001952 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 186.014.02905/52
Engine Num: 08242/52
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL W1941952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 194/07
Engine Num: M 194/21
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL W1941952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 2
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 S1955 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 188 010 55 00016
Engine Num: 188 920 55 00020
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SB1955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 188.011.5500041
Engine Num: 188.920.5500040
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300C Series1956 Station Wagon
Coachbuilder: Binz & Co
Chassis Num: 186.002.6500263


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