1962 Mercedes-Benz 300d

History

The Mercedes-Benz 300D was introduced in 1951 and produced through 1954. The 300 Series, also known as the W186, was first shown at the 1951 Paris Auto Show. The car instantly became popular with the social elite, the rich, and the famous. The cars were powered by a six-cylinder overhead-valve carbureted engine. There were seven Mercedes-Benz colors to select from. Optional equipment included a Becker radio, VHF short-wave telephone, custom wood trims, leather or cloth seats, carpeting, and a dictation machine, to name a few.

In late 1954, the model was updated resulting in the 300b. The 300b included improvements such as finned drum brakes, a brake booster, and vents in the front door.

The next installment of the 300 was the 300c, which appeared in 1955 and continued through 1957. A sedan version of the 300C cost over $10,800 while the convertible version cost $14,230.

The 300 'd' model, series W189, was produced from August of 1957 and continued until March of 1962. There were a total of 3077 examples produced. The cars were powered by a Bosch fuel-injected six-cylinder engine that produced an impressive 160 horsepower. The Borg-Warner automatic gearbox was a popular option. All cars that were sent to the US were given the automatic gearbox.

Total production of the six different 300 series cars, which lasted from 1951 through 1962, totaled 12,290 units.

A limited number of the 300 Series sedan and cabriolet models were given the name 'Adenauer', which was derived from Dr. Konrad Adenauer, the chancellor of Germany. He used six of these 300 models during his time in office.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2007

1962 Vehicle Profiles

1962 Mercedes-Benz 300d vehicle information

Hardtop Sedan

Chassis Num: 189.010.12.003041
Engine Num: 189.980.12.002289

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1962 Mercedes-Benz 300d vehicle information

Hardtop Sedan

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Hardtop Sedan
Chassis #: 189.010.12.003041 
Hardtop Sedan
 


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Mercedes-Benz Monthly Sales Volume

November 2019
33,721
October 2019
27,867
September 2019
27,433
August 2019
24,771
July 2019
24,612
May 2019
27,080
April 2019
22,949
March 2019
27,004
January 2019
22,507
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

$390-$10,070
1962 300d
$12,645-$16,700
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300d Price Range: $10,070 - $12,645

$10,955 - $11,130

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Mercedes-Benz
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)20,691
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)16,465
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)174,007
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)165,532
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)11,234
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)146,393
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)137,431
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)122,684
1959Chevrolet (1,462,140)Ford (1,450,953)Volkswagen (575,407)108,440
1958Chevrolet (1,142,460)Ford (987,945)Volkswagen (451,526)99,209
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)80,899

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