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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Cabriolet A / 188.013.5500028 Vehicle Information

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC photograph

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC photograph

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC photograph

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC
Sold for $352,000 at 2007 Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center.
This 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Cabriolet A with coachwork by Daimler Benz of Sindelfingen was offered for sale at the 2007 Christies auction of 'Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center.' It is finished in Ivory with chocolate leather interior and chocolate soft top. There is a six-cylinder overhead camshaft engine capable of producing 175 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual column change gearbox and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes with servo.

The 300S model was first shown tot he public at the Paris Salon in 1951. When production began, they were offered in three different body styles including the Coupe, Roadster and Cabriolet. They were hand built, meaning they were expensive and out of the reach of most consumers. At $14,000, they were lavishly appointed and well outfitted. The Cabriolet had a convertible top that was fully padded. The luggage was custom made and placed in-between the two spare wheels in the boot.

The SC bodystyle became available in 1955 and were given Bosch fuel injection system that helped the six-cylinder engine produce 175 horsepower. There were only 200 examples of the SC produced with 98 Coupes, 49 Cabriolet and 53 Roadsters.

This example was estimated to sell for $350,000 - $450,000. It has been treated to a complete restoration since new and lightly used since that time. The rebuilt engine has traveled just 400 miles and is still in excellent condition. At auction, the car was sold for $352,000 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2014


2007 Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $350,000-USD $450,000 
Sale Price :
USD $352,000

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupé
Chassis#: 188.014.5500003
Sold for USD$487,049
  2019 RM Sothebys : Essen
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupe
Chassis#: 188.014.5500018
Sold for USD$429,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC image  1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC image  
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadster
Chassis#: 188.015.5500030
Sold for USD$990,000
  2014 Gooding & Company - Amelia Island Sale
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC image  
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadster
Chassis#: 188.015.5500030
Sold for USD$660,000
  2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC image  
1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC COUPE
Sold for USD$192,500
  2009 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction
 
1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC COUPE
Sold for USD$253,000
  2008 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2008
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Cabriolet A
Sold for USD$352,000
  2007 Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC image  1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC image  
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Coupe
Chassis#: 550001
Sold for USD$241,502
  2005 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques a Monaco
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupe188.014.55000252015 RM Sotheby's NY Auction : Driven By Distruption $600,000$800,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC
1955 Cabriolet A
Chassis Num: 188.013.5500028
Engine Num: 199.980.5500028
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC
1955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 188.014.5500018
Engine Num: 199.980.5500021

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC
1955 Cabriolet A
Chassis Num: 188.015.5500030
Engine Num: 199.980.5500033

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC
1956 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 188.013.6500077
Engine Num: 199.980.6500077

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC
1956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 188.014.5500029
Engine Num: 199.980.5500002
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC
1956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 188.014.6500070
Engine Num: 199.980.6500068

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC
1956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1880146500134
Engine Num: 199158814
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC
1956 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 188015.5500016
Engine Num: 199.980.5500019

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC
1956 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 18880146500116
Engine Num: 1999806500120
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC
1956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 6500034
Engine Num: A1880145500024

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC
1957 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 188.013.7500015
Engine Num: 199.980.6500170

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC
1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 1880146500099
Engine Num: 1999806500101

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC
1957 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 188137500031
Engine Num: 1989807500026

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SC

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