1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC Cabriolet / 188.013.6500077 Vehicle Information

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 188.013.6500077
Engine #: 199.980.6500077
Sold for $990,000 at 2013 RM Auctions - Arizona.
Sold for $1,100,000 at 2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island.
Mercedes-Benz produced just 200 examples of the 300 Sc and were the true spiritual successor to the 500 K and 540 K. This example is a well-documented example, with known ownership since it was only a few years old. It is one of only forty-nine 300 Sc Cabriolets produced. It was delivered from the Mercedes-Benz factory on April 27, 1956, to dealer Schoemperlen & Gast of Karlsruhe, in southwest Germany. Reportedly, while in the original ownership of a Karlsruhe-area brewer, the car was seen by an importer from New Jersey while on a trip. Negotiations for its purchase soon proceeded and it was later transported into the United States. The importer sold the car to David Sieggrist. It was acquired from him in 1960 by Ben Halsell. Mr. Halsell retained the car until July of 1978, when he sold it to Alex Dearborn. Mr. Halsell added 39,000 kilometers to the odometer, for a total of 77,000.

Mr. Dearborn retained the 300 Sc for four years before passing it on to Michael Hall, of Newport Beach, California. Mr. Dearborn treated the car to a flawless restoration.

Following several intervening owners, the 300 Sc spent well over a decade in the collection of James Patterson in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Patterson treated the car to cosmetic work and any mechanical items needing attention were addressed.

The car is painted in dark blue paint and has a blue top and grey leather upholstery. The luggage remains in excellent condition and the current owner reports that it won Best in Show at the Lake Mirror Classic.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2015


2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$1,100,000-$1,300,000 
Sale Price :
$1,100,000

2013 RM Auctions - Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$800,000-$1,100,000 
Sale Price :
$990,000

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc 'Sunroof' Coupe
Chassis#: 188.014.6500070
Sold for $368,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Coupé
Chassis#: 188 014 6500134
Sold for $465,982
  2019 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupé
Chassis#: 188.014.6500034
Sold for $511,345
  2019 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadster
Chassis#: 188.015.5500026
Sold for $885,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadster
Chassis#: 188.015.6500069
Sold for $1,072,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's NY Auction : Driven By Distruption
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Coupe
Chassis#: 188.014.5500029
Sold for $671,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupé
Chassis#: 188 014 6500123
Sold for $439,703
  2015 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Cabriolet
Chassis#: 188.013.6500077
Sold for $1,100,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupe
Chassis#: 188.014.5500029
Sold for $550,000
  2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Cabriolet
Chassis#: 188.013-6500133
Sold for $825,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Cabriolet
Chassis#: 188.013.6500077
Sold for $990,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Arizona
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadster
Chassis#: 188.015.5500026
Sold for $962,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC 3 Window Coupe
Sold for $190,000
  2009 Mecum - Monterey Auction
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC
Sold for $286,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC
Sold for $187,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC
Sold for $275,000
  2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Sunroof Coupe188.014.65000702019 RM Sothebys : Hershey $475,000$525,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Cabriolet188.013.55000072019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $800,000$1,000,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadster188.015.55000052019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $800,000$1,000,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Coupe18801455000292016 Mecum : Monterey$450,000  
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC ROADSTER188015.55000162016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction $950,000$1,150,000
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC COUPE188014.55000292016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa $650,000$750,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC CoupeA18801465000402010 Worldwide Auctions The Auburn Auction $225,000$265,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC1955 Cabriolet A
Chassis Num: 188.013.5500028
Engine Num: 199.980.5500028
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC1955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 188.014.5500018
Engine Num: 199.980.5500021
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC1955 Cabriolet A
Chassis Num: 188.015.5500030
Engine Num: 199.980.5500033
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 188.013.6500077
Engine Num: 199.980.6500077
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 188.014.5500029
Engine Num: 199.980.5500002
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 188.014.6500070
Engine Num: 199.980.6500068
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1880146500134
Engine Num: 199158814
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 188015.5500016
Engine Num: 199.980.5500019
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 18880146500116
Engine Num: 1999806500120
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 6500034
Engine Num: A1880145500024
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC1957 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 188.013.7500015
Engine Num: 199.980.6500170
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 1880146500099
Engine Num: 1999806500101
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC1957 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 188137500031
Engine Num: 1989807500026


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