1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC Cabriolet / 188.013.6500133 Chassis Information

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 188.013.6500133
Sold for $825,000 at 2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
The 300-Series Mercedes-Benz was introduced as a four-door sedan and convertible sedan. The design and development would provide the basic mechanicals of the competition cars that would soon follow: the 300SL racers of 1952 and the SL road cars of 1955. The 300 sedan was soon augmented by the 300 S at the October 1951 Paris Salon with coup, roadster, and cabriolet coachwork. These limited production, luxurious cars were given a three-carburetor engine offering 150 horsepower. For the 300 SL project, engineers were required to utilize the 300 S engine and to extract more power from the straight six. Mechanical fuel injection was developed and after proven its potential, was retrofitted into the 300 S line to create 200 very special 300 Sc cars, which was introduced in 1955. The limited 300 Sc models were rated at 175 hp using the German DIN criteria. They rode on a 2900mm (114-inch) platform with four-wheel independent suspension. The bodies were created by the craftsmen at Mercedes-Benz' Sindelfingen coachworks in the old-world style. They had copious use of chrome, intricate wood interior trim, luxurious leather upholstery, hand-formed panels, and tight-fitting folding tops. Top speed was in the neighborhood of 112 mph. In total, just 49 Cabriolet examples were built.

This 300 Sc Cabriolet was sold new to a physician in Laguna Beach, California. Little is known of its early history, though it is believed to have lived a very sheltered life. In 1986, a southern family purchased the Sc from the doctor's widow and has maintained it ever since.

The car wears its original shade of Light Blue (DB 334) paint as well as the gray leather interior. It has a Becker Mexico radio and Hirschmann antenna. It has never been comprehensively restored and th odometer shows just 34,500 miles, which are believed to be original. Inside, there is a wood dash, and gray leather seats and door panels.

In 2013, the car was offered for sale at Gooding & Company's Scottsdale, Arizona sale. It was estimated to sell for $400,000 - $450,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $825,000 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2013


2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Sale Price :
$825,000

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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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