1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC Coupe / 6500034 Chassis Information

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC
Coupe
Chassis #: 6500034
Engine # A1880145500024
Sold for $286,000 at 2007 Gooding & Company.
The Mercedes-Benz 300 was produced from 1951 through 1958; they had a modern design with prewar traditional styling. They had excellent power and minimal weight and fitted with modern technologies. They had a conventional body on frame construction that was not as modern as the unit body construction, but it was a tried-and-true construction method. With this type of build, volume was low but the manufacturing quality was high. The front suspension was independent with A-arms and coil springs while the rear was the traditional Mercedes-Benz swing-axle setup with coil springs.

Under the bonnet was a new single overhead camshaft engine that displaced 2996cc.

The 300 Series were basically hand-crafted cars, luxuriously finished, and trimmed in the highest quality materials. They were elegant, safe, fast, and comfortable. Most of the chassis for the 300 Series measured 120-inches and had four-door coachwork. Between November of 1951 and March of 1962, around 11,430 examples were built. Of that, 707 were convertible sedans.

The 300 Series was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show. A short time later, a very different 300 - the 300S - was shown at the Paris Show. The 300S had a shorter wheelbase of 114.2-inches and powered by a more potent multi-carburetor engine offering 163 SAE. They had two-door coachwork and offered in both open and closed styles. At the time, it was the most exclusive automobile in the Mercedes-Benz lineup and intended for their most discerning clientele.

The 300S was produced from July of 1952 through April of 1958 with a mere 760 examples constructed. Only 98 were produced between 1955 and 1958.

In 1955, at the Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz introduced the final iteration of the 300S, called the 300SC. It had a detuned version of the 300SL's Bosch mechanical fuel-injected engine rated at 200 SAE. A big improvement was the adoption of Mercedes-Benz's new low-pivot swing-axle rear suspension design which offered better performance at speed.

This 300SC Coupe has been restored since new and is finished in dark-blue paint. In 2007 it was brought to the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, CA where it was estimated to sell for $225,000-$275,000. Including buyer's premium, the high bid was $286,000.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2008

2007 Gooding & Company

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$225,000-$275,000 
Sale Price :
$286,000

2019 3
2017 1
2015 4
2014 1
2013 2
2012 1
2009 1
2007 2
2006 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$620,776$885,0003
2017$16,875$16,8751
2015$820,801$1,100,0004
2014$550,000$550,0001
2013$907,500$990,0002
2012$962,500$962,5001
2009$190,000$190,0001
2007$236,500$286,0002
2006$275,000$275,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Coupé
Chassis#: 188 014 6500134
Sold for $465,982
  2019 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupé
Chassis#: 188.014.6500034
Sold for $511,345
  2019 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadster
Chassis#: 188.015.5500026
Sold for $885,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 C 'Adenauer' Saloon
Sold for $16,875
  2017 H & H Auctions - Duxford Motor Car Auction
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadster
Chassis#: 188.015.6500069
Sold for $1,072,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's NY Auction : Driven By Distruption
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Coupe
Chassis#: 188.014.5500029
Sold for $671,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupé
Chassis#: 188 014 6500123
Sold for $439,703
  2015 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Cabriolet
Chassis#: 188.013.6500077
Sold for $1,100,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupe
Chassis#: 188.014.5500029
Sold for $550,000
  2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Cabriolet
Chassis#: 188.013-6500133
Sold for $825,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Cabriolet
Chassis#: 188.013.6500077
Sold for $990,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Arizona
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadster
Chassis#: 188.015.5500026
Sold for $962,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC 3 Window Coupe
Sold for $190,000
  2009 Mecum - Monterey Auction
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC
Sold for $286,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC
Sold for $187,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC
Sold for $275,000
  2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Coupe18801455000292016 Mecum : Monterey$450,000  
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC ROADSTER188015.55000162016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction $950,000$1,150,000
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SC COUPE188014.55000292016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa $650,000$750,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC CoupeA18801465000402010 Worldwide Auctions The Auburn Auction $225,000$265,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC1955 Cabriolet A
Chassis Num: 188.013.5500028
Engine Num: 199.980.5500028
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC1955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 188.014.5500018
Engine Num: 199.980.5500021
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC1955 Cabriolet A
Chassis Num: 188.015.5500030
Engine Num: 199.980.5500033
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 188.013.6500077
Engine Num: 199.980.6500077
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 188.014.5500029
Engine Num: 199.980.5500002
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1880146500134
Engine Num: 199158814
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 188015.5500016
Engine Num: 199.980.5500019
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 18880146500116
Engine Num: 1999806500120
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SC1956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 6500034
Engine Num: A1880145500024
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC1957 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 188.013.7500015
Engine Num: 199.980.6500170
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: 1880146500099
Engine Num: 1999806500101
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SC1957 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 188137500031
Engine Num: 1989807500026


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