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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 S

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The Mercedes-Benz Type 300's (chassis codes W186, W188, and W189) were the company's largest and most-prestigious models throughout the 1950's. Analogous to today's S-Class, the Type 300 cars were elegant, powerful, exclusive, and expensive.

The 300 Series of the fifties was the first upper class car from Mercedes-Benz since the end of the war. The 300S could not be - and it was not intended to be - a commercial success, but rather, a label through which Daimler-Benz was presenting its newborn strength.

People looking for a replacement for their 540K after the war would find their search successful at the Automobile Exposition in Frankfurt in 1951 : That's where Mercedes-Benz presented the brand new 300, a definitely noble creation that was worth about $10,100 as a sedan and $11,970 as a four-door convertible 300 Cabriolet D. It was easy to surmise this would not become a bestseller; a house was worth just about the same amount of money, and the average income of a worker that year was $3,100.

But this newly born star in the automobile skies was far more than a car; it was clear proof what German industry-and especially Daimler-Benz-was capable of once again.

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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Mercedes-Benz 300 S

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster
Chassis#: 188.012.5500047
Sold for USD$610,000
  2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupé
Chassis#: 188.011.5500020
Sold for USD$359,857
  2018 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupe
Chassis#: 188.011.5500037
Sold for USD$302,500
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300S Coupe
Chassis#: 188011-55-00020
Sold for USD$216,962
  2008 Bonhams - Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles Automobiles d'Exception
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300S Roadster
Chassis#: 1880123500154
Sold for USD$162,250
  2005 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 
1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S CABRIOLET
Sold for USD$193,600
  2004 Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach 2004
 

Mercedes-Benz 300 Ss That Failed To Sell At Auction

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 S's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet18801055000192022 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques a Monaco $470,000$530,000
1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S Coupe188011.55000202017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction $400,000$550,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupe18801155000202012 H & H Newbury Racecourse   
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet 2006 Bonhams & Butterfields at The Quail Lodge, Resort & Golf Club $250,000$300,000

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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Profiles

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 S vehicle information
Cabriolet
Coachwork: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 188 010 55 00016
Engine #: 188 920 55 00020
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 S vehicle information
Cabriolet
Coachwork: Pininfarina