1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet Vehicle Profile

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S photograph

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S
Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz re-entered the luxury market in 1951 with the beautifully crafted 300 series, which retained the elegance of the prewar 5000K and 540K models. The 300S model was unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show as the most expensive German automobile of its time. The S designates a shortened wheelbase and upgraded 6-cylinder 150 horsepower engine with twin carburetors. Offered as both a coupe and cabriolet, the 300 series was built until 1962.

The Mercedes-Benz 300 was designed primarily for export in a variety of body styles and was introduced at the 1952 Paris Auto Salon. The 'S' in the 300S name represented 'Super' - it combined classic styling with advanced engineering. It was offered as a convertible cabriolet or sedan. The 300S Roadster had a fully disappearing top and brought the sleek and sporty persona to an even higher level. Power was from a M188 single over head cam 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine equipped with 3 Solex carburetors and offering 150 horsepower. There was an independent suspension at all four corners and an X-frame chassis made of oval tubes. The interior featured leather trim and lavish wood accents. The Sindelfingen factory built 120 of these bodies from 1952 to 1954.

Approximately 100,300 S Roadsters were built from 1952-1955 This model is the sequel to the Pre-war 540K.

Power comes from the 3 Litre engine with 3 carbs and high compression @ 1:78, HP is 150, Top speed is 109mph.

This car was custom ordered with dual wood, color keyed piping and full factory luggage including very rare interior set, all color keyed. The color combination was used by Liska in Pretige Catalog.

About 150 examples of the 300S Roadster were built during its production run from 1952 through 1954. The car is equipped with a three-liter six-cylinder engine and a four-speed fully synchromesh transmission, and has a top speed of 108 mph. Optional equipment includes a Becker 'Nurburg' six-band radio, the original Baisch fitted trunk luggage set, and the extremely rare original Baisch fitted interior luggage set. This car was originally purchased in Germany by a US Army Captain, who drove it while he was in Europe, and then brought it back to the United States with him when he returned several years later. Eventually, he brought the car to Pennsylvania, where, in 1965, he traded it to a local Mercedes dealer. The car spent the next 40 years in Swathmore, PA. it was purchased by the current owner in 2005, and has undergone a complete restoration to its original condition and color.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
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
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabriolet A188.010.00202/532014 RM Auctions at Monterey$600,000  
1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S 2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction $175,000$225,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 188.010.00202/53
Engine Num: 188.920.00208/53
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300S1953 Sedan
Chassis Num: 188.012.00170/53
Engine Num: 188.920.00175.53
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 S1954 Roadster
Chassis Num: 00238/53
Engine Num: 00245/53
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 S1954 Coupe
Chassis Num: 188.011.4500032
Engine Num: 188.920.4500031
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 S1954 Roadster
Chassis Num: 188.012.3500355
Engine Num: 188.920.00074/53
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 S1954 Coupe
Chassis Num: 188011.3500356
Engine Num: 188920.3500363


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