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1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 2+2 Cabriolet / 0004452 Vehicle Information

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 photograph

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 photograph

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 photograph

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 photograph

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 photograph

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 photograph

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 photograph

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 photograph

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 photograph

1952 Mercedes-Benz 3001952 Mercedes-Benz 3001952 Mercedes-Benz 3001952 Mercedes-Benz 3001952 Mercedes-Benz 3001952 Mercedes-Benz 3001952 Mercedes-Benz 3001952 Mercedes-Benz 3001952 Mercedes-Benz 300
Sold for $255,750 at 2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island.
Mercedes-Benz chose the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1951 to introduce their new 300 Series. This was a very important line of vehicles as it was the marque's first new postwar automobile and its design was specifically styled for the export market. This new flagship model was modern and attractive, with its wrap-around windshield and flush-mounted headlights. It would remain in production for the next 11 years and during that time would receive incremental updates.

The 300S, also known as 'Super', was introduced in mid-1952. It combined the elements of the 300 series with the soon-to-be-introduced 300SL sports car. The most noticeable difference was under the hood, with a 30 percent increase in horsepower, from 115 to 150. Top speed was in the neighborhood of 110 miles per hour. The S was more than just a performance upgrade, it also included a signal-seeking radio, no-glare mirrors, vacuum-assisted brakes, backup lights, reclining seats and windshield washer. The interior had chrome-accented instruments, leather seats, and burled walnut trim.

This long list of improvements and features did come at a price, one that was as much as ten standard cars. The base price for the '300S' was a staggering $12,680 and as such, around 560 examples were produced.

With the 300S introduction, there were three new sporty bodies introduced on a 25-centimeter shorter chassis. The list included the cabriolet, roadster, and a coupe.

This particular 300S Cabriolet was in the collection of a Midwestern collector for over 35 years. It was given a rotisserie restoration in the mid-1980s and has since been driven a mere 900 miles. It was purchased by the current owner in 2003 who embarked on a bare-metal repaint and given a new interior and new canvas top. This is a very complete and rare car that still has its original fitted luggage, tools and jack.

In 2009, this Cabriolet was offered for sale at the Automobiles of Amelia Island auction presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $200,000 - $275,000. The lot was sold for $255,750, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2009


2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $200,000-USD $275,000 
Sale Price :
USD $255,750

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1952 sales)
1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 'ADENAUER' CABRIOLET D
Chassis#: 18601401640/52
Sold for USD$241,851
  2020 Bonhams : The Bonmont Sale
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Adenauer Cabriolet
Chassis#: 18601401531/52
Sold for USD$320,030
  2020 Bonhams : The Autoworld Autumn Sale
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sedan
Chassis#: 186.011.02098/52
Sold for USD$38,023
  2019 The Saragga Collection
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sedan
Chassis#: 186.011.00578/52
Sold for USD$58,800
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 ADENAUER
Chassis#: 1860110183352
Sold for USD$59,103
  2016 Coys Techno Classica
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300S Roadster
Sold for USD$506,000
  2016 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabriolet
Chassis#: 188.010.00018/52
Sold for USD$483,392
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 'Adenauer'
Chassis#: 1860110241852
Sold for USD$44,000
  2014 Greenwich Concours D'Elegance Auction
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupé
Chassis#: 188.011.00060/52
Sold for USD$524,000
  2014 RM Auctions : Monaco
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300b Cabriolet D
Chassis#: 1860140297052
Sold for USD$150,282
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 W186 Sliding-Roof Limousine
Chassis#: 1860110264352
Sold for USD$99,176
  2011 RM Auctions - London
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 image  1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 image  
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet
Chassis#: 04452
Sold for USD$364,489
  2011 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sedan
Chassis#: 02582/52
Sold for USD$11,115
  2011 Bonhams - Greenwich Concours d'Elegance: Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet D
Chassis#: 1860140112052
Sold for USD$115,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 image  1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 image  
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sedan
Chassis#: 300/186011 00578/52
Sold for USD$60,840
  2010 Bonhams - Quail Lodge
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 image  
1952 Mercedes 300d ‘Adenauer' Convertible with Trailer
Chassis#: 186014-02470/52
Sold for USD$160,778
  2009 Coys Auction - Auto Moto D‘Epoca - Padova
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300S Sedan
Sold for USD$3,700
  2009 Leake Auctions - Houston - Annual Leake Auto Auction - Reliant Center
 
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300
Sold for USD$255,750
  2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 image  
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300D Convertible
Chassis#: 1860140211052
Sold for USD$110,232
  2006 Coys Auction - The Sports Car Auction
 
1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 4 DOOR HARDTOP
Sold for USD$57,200
  2006 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2006
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 d Adenauer Cabriolet 2020 RM Sothebys : Palm Beach Online $150,000$200,000
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet D186.014.01550/522016 RM Sothebys : Arizona$210,000$250,000$300,000
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet D186.014.02905/522015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction $275,000$375,000
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet d186.014.02905/522013 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction $275,000$325,000
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet18601401490522013 Bonhams The Spa Classic Sale $100,000$150,000
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sliding-roof Limousine18601102643522012 Bonhams The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco' $60,000$90,000
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Adenauer Four Door Limo 2011 Leake Car Auctions Tulsa 39th Annual Leake Auto Auction$32,500  
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300S Cabriolet188010-00014-522003 Bonhams An auction of Collectors Motor Cars and Automobili $150,000$180,000
1952 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 D CONVERTIBLE 2001 Kruse Auction Ft. Lauderdale, FL$21,500  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300
1952 2+2 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 0004452
Engine Num: 020.00063.52

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300
1952 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 186.014.02905/52
Engine Num: 08242/52

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL W194
1952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 194/07
Engine Num: M 194/21
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL W194
1952 Coupe
Chassis Num: 2

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 S
1955 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 S
1955 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 188 010 55 00016
Engine Num: 188 920 55 00020
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SB
1955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 188.011.5500041
Engine Num: 188.920.5500040

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300C Series
1956 Station Wagon
Coachbuilder: Binz & Co
Chassis Num: 186.002.6500263

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300

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