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1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S

Chassis number : 188.010.00202/53

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High bid of $600,000 at 2014 RM Auctions at Monterey. (did not sell)
Sold for $621,000 at 2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island.
This particular cabriolet was maintained in the care of its original owner from 1953 until 1979. The second owner treated the car to a no-expense-spared restoration that was completed in 2010. The car is finished in Medium Red and has matching wheels and center caps and a convertible top that is finished in the correct fabric. Inside, there is tan leather upholstery, which is trimmed with wool carpeting. There is a set of handmade reproduction German pigskin luggage, two spare tires and period-correct whitewalls, an original tool roll, and the correct jack.

Since the restoration was completed in 2010, the car has won numerous First Place awards at the Greystone Mansion, Palos Verdes, Santa Barbara, and Dana Point Concours d'Elegance, as well as at the San Marino Motor Classic.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2014

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2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $600,000-USD $700,000 
Sale Price :
USD $621,000

2014 RM Auctions at Monterey

High Bid (Lot was not sold)
USD $600,000

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Mercedes-Benz 300S

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Roadster
Chassis#: 18801200309/53
Sold for USD$445,000
  2022 Bonhams : The Quail Auction
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 188.010.00.202/53
Sold for USD$621,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S image  1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S image  
1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S ROADSTER
Chassis#: 188012.00167/53
Sold for USD$472,500
  2022 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster
Chassis#: 188.012.00119/53
Sold for USD$679,909
  2020 RM Sothebys : London Online
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster Custom
Chassis#: IDC0003595ZZ
Sold for USD$401,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : The Elkhart Collection
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupé
Chassis#: 188011 00318/53
Sold for USD$381,636
  2018 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster
Chassis#: 188.012.00170/53
Sold for USD$506,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S image  1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S image  
1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S ROADSTER
Chassis#: 188012 00071/53
Sold for USD$868,978
  2016 Bonhams - The Mercedes-Benz Sale
 
1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 1880100020253
Sold for USD$643,500
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Coupe
Chassis#: 188011.00088/52
Sold for USD$511,500
  2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster
Chassis#: 188.012.00301.53
Sold for USD$605,606
  2014 RM Auctions - Paris
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 188.010.3500280
Sold for USD$440,158
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster
Chassis#: 188.012.00220/53
Sold for USD$550,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
 
1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S C CONVERTIBLE
Sold for USD$264,000
  2006 Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach 2006
 
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S
Chassis#: 1880100019053
Sold for USD$225,000
  2006 RM Auctions at Amelia Island
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S image  1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S image  
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S
Sold for USD$63,600
  2003 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 
1953 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S CABRIOLET
Sold for USD$160,600
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

Mercedes-Benz 300Ss That Failed To Sell At Auction

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabriolet A188.010.00169/532021 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde à Paris $350,000$450,000
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabriolet A188.010.00202/532014 RM Auctions at Monterey$600,000  
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S 2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction $175,000$225,000

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