1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S Sedan / 188.012.00170/53 Vehicle Information

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 300S
Sedan
Chassis #: 188.012.00170/53
Engine #: 188.920.00175.53
Sold for $506,000 at 2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island.
The Mercedes-Benz 300 was launched in 1952 with modern engineering and performance with Old World build quality. Built to uncompromising standards, the Mercedes-Benz was given the latest materials and technology. Along with its luxurious amenities, each example could travel at triple-digit speeds.

The Mercedes-Benz 300 S was priced nearly 50 percent higher than its counterparts. Power was from a 2,996 cubic centimeter engine fitted with triple Solex carburetors and offering 150 horsepower. With power and grace, they were, perhaps, one of the best luxury touring cars available in the 1950s.

The Roadster bodystyle had a convertible top that could be folded completely flat. Just 141 were produced.

This example is finished in Ivory over Chestnut leather. Is has a three-piece set of Dare Classics fitted luggage within the trunk and a correct jack.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2017


2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $400,000-USD $500,000 
Sale Price :
USD $506,000

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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