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1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC


Chassis number : 188.013.7500015

Mercedes-Benz 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC History Specifications
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Sold for $750,000 at 2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach.
Mercedes-Benz added fuel injection to the 300 S line in September of 1955, resulting in the 300 Sc. During its nearly three year production lifespan, just 200 examples were built, of which 49 were bodied as cabriolets.

This award-winning, restored Mercedes-Benz 300Sc was the fourth cabriolet body built in 1957. It was delivered on May 29th of 1957 finished in White Gray (DB 158) and trimmed with blue leather upholstery and a matching soft top. Factory options included electric windshield washers and a Becker Le Mans radio with Reims short-wave adaptor and electric antenna. It was built for the European market and equipped with the large, continental-style headlamp lenses and instruments in kilometers.

This Mercedes-Benz was dispatched to a distributorship in Brussels, Belgium, and believed to have been for the Belgian royal family. At some point, it was exported to the United States, and by the early 1980s, it was in the care of a New York resident. Tom Kried purchased in around the mid-1980s on behalf of collector Craig McFarland of Carmel, California. A restoration soon followed, which included an engine rebuild, and all running gear and related components were refurbished. Additionally, an original four-piece set of Karl Baisch factory luggage was refurbished. The interior was re-trimmed with Roser four-ounce Roser four-ounce leather and proper Wilton wool carpets, as well as a new six-layer padded top made from dark red Aresma fabric and Happich patterned headliner sourced from Germany. The burled wood interior trim was replaced as needed with proper veneers, and the exterior received a deep new finish in burgundy using Glasurit paint.

The restoration was completed in mid-1986 and then offered for sale and sold through broker John Masuda to a Japanese collector in Osaka and later transferred to his fashion company Raika. In 2005, the car was purchased and imported to the United States by Symbolic Motorcars in La Jolla. It was later sold to Alex Dearborn of Topsfield, Massachusetts.

In 2006, Dearborn displayed the car at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, winning the Best Mercedes-Benz trophy, and the car also garnered a class win at the Newport Concours d'Elegance in Rhode Island.

The car came into the care of its current owner in November 2006. Since then, the car has been maintained and repairs have been made as needed, including a rebuild of the rear end. In May of 2018 it was given new whitewall tires.

Currently the car has 42,096 km on its odometer. Over the past 12 years of its current ownership, it has been driven less than 800 km.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2018

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2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $750,000-USD $1,000,000 
Sale Price :
USD $750,000

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Mercedes-Benz 300SC

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 188.013.6500061
Sold for USD$478,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC image  
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Cabriolet
Chassis#: 188.013.7500015
Sold for USD$750,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC image  1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC image  
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 188013 6500105
Sold for USD$842,776
  2016 Bonhams - The Mercedes-Benz Sale
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupé
Chassis#: 188.014.7500024
Sold for USD$545,743
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Coupe
Chassis#: 18801465000999
Sold for USD$198,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC Roadster
Chassis#: 18801-75-00030
Sold for USD$317,794
  2007 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC
Sold for USD$418,000
  2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC image  1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC image  
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Roadster
Chassis#: 1880157500039
Sold for USD$310,000
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC ROADSTER
Sold for USD$321,750
  2004 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2004
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Roadster
Sold for USD$225,500
  2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

Mercedes-Benz 300SCs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Coupe188014.75000142022 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours $550,000$650,000
1957 Mercedes 300SC Cabriolet A 2017 Amelia Island Select : Hollywood Wheels Auction $800,000$1,000,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Cabriolet A188.013.65001452016 RM Sothebys : Arizona$900,000$1,000,000$1,300,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz SC 300 Coupe 2009 Mecum St. Charles Auction$115,000  
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC 2007 Mecum High Performance Auction at St. Charles, Il$70,000  
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Roadster 2003 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction$240,000  
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $280,000$320,000
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SC CABRIOLET 2003 Kruse Auction, Oklahoma City, OK$290,000  

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