1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC

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. 200 examples of the 300Sc were built over three years, with 98 being coupes.

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.

The powerful and elegant Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc was one of the last of Stuttgart's hand-crafted cars.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2020

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1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC vehicle information

Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 188.013.6500133

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1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 6500034
Engine Num: A1880145500024

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1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC vehicle information

Cabriolet

This Mercedes-Benz 300SC was offered as a 2+2 coupe, cabriolet or roadster from 1955 to 1958. This 300SC is one of only 49 cabriolets produced. Its 2996cc 6-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injectors produces 175 horsepower and is capable o....[continue reading]

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 188.014.5500029
Engine Num: 199.980.5500002

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1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC vehicle information

Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 188.013.6500077
Engine Num: 199.980.6500077

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1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC vehicle information

Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 188015.5500016
Engine Num: 199.980.5500019

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1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC vehicle information

Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 18880146500116
Engine Num: 1999806500120

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1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 1880146500134
Engine Num: 199158814

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1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 188.014.6500070
Engine Num: 199.980.6500068

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Cabriolet
Chassis #: 188.013.6500133 
Coupe
Chassis #: 6500034 
Cabriolet
 
Coupe
Chassis #: 188.014.5500029 
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 188.013.6500077 
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 188015.5500016 
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 18880146500116 
Coupe
Chassis #: 1880146500134 
Coupe
Chassis #: 188.014.6500070 


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