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1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC


Chassis number : 188.014.5500029

Mercedes-Benz 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC History Specifications
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Sold for $550,000 at 2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
Sold for $671,000 at 2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours.
Sold for $485,000 at 2020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey.
The Mercedes-Benz SC models weighed nearly 4,000 lbs but were capable of 112 mph, putting them on par with some of the most expensive, limited-production gran turismos on the market, all while enveloping their occupants in serene luxury.

This 300 Sc Coupe was built early in the model's 98-car production run. It was delivered new to an American buyer in two shades of green. Little is known of its earliest years, the Sc was discovered in the mid-1980s in Minnesota, owned by a sugar beet farmer. It was purchased by Chuck Brahms. Soon thereafter, still in need of a restoration, it was purchased by a Southern California Mercedes-Benz enthusiast. The car was stored by the collector's friend Robin Onsoien, with the understanding that Mr. Onsoien would one day perform a concours-level restoration on the car for its owner. After twenty-years in dry storage a full restoration was begun in 2007.

The car was trimmed in Belgian-sourced hides and installed tan headliner and carpets. The engine was rebuilt, and scores of factory-correct parts were sourced from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine. The exterior of the car was refinished in metallic burgundy.

The car has been driven just 350 miles since its restoration was completed.

The car is equipped with SL-type alloy-rimmed wheels, dual spares and two pieces of Karl Baisch fitted luggage in the trunk.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2014

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2020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $475,000-USD $575,000 
Sale Price :
USD $485,000

2016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $650,000-USD $750,000 
Lot was not sold

2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $650,000-USD $800,000 
Sale Price :
USD $671,000

2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $500,000-USD $700,000 
Sale Price :
USD $550,000

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupe
Chassis#: 188.014.5500027
Sold for USD$500,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadster
Chassis#: 188.015.5500005
Sold for USD$775,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Roadster
Chassis#: 188015.5500016
Sold for USD$698,000
  2021 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SC CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 188.013.5500007
Sold for USD$748,000
  2020 Gooding : Geared Online
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupe
Chassis#: 188.014.5500029
Sold for USD$485,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SC ROADSTER
Chassis#: 188.015.6500069
Sold for USD$951,000
  2020 Bonhams : Quail Motorcar Auction
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc 'Sunroof' Coupe
Chassis#: 188.014.6500070
Sold for USD$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 USD$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 USD$511,345
  2019 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadster
Chassis#: 188.015.5500026
Sold for USD$885,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadster
Chassis#: 188.015.6500069
Sold for USD$1,072,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's NY Auction : Driven By Distruption
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Coupe
Chassis#: 188.014.5500029
Sold for USD$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 USD$439,703
  2015 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Cabriolet
Chassis#: 188.013.6500077
Sold for USD$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 USD$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 USD$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 USD$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 USD$962,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC 3 Window Coupe
Sold for USD$190,000
  2009 Mecum - Monterey Auction
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC
Sold for USD$286,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  

Mercedes-Benz 300 SCs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC COUPÉ188 014 65001342021 Bonhams : The Bond Street Sale $380,000$440,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Sunroof Coupe188.014.65000702019 RM Sothebys : Hershey $475,000$525,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadster188.015.55000052019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $800,000$1,000,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Cabriolet188.013.55000072019 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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