1956 Mercedes-Benz 300S

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300S

Mercedes-Benz introduced the 300S at the 1951 Paris Auto Show and was based on the Mercedes-Benz W186 300 Sedan. The 300 was the company's first all-new post-war automobile design and help re-establish Mercedes-Benz's pre-war reputation for high-performance luxury cars. Many of the components of the 300S were shared with the 300, although it had a shortened 114.2-inch wheelbase. Power was from a 3.0-liter OHC inline six cylinder unit offering 150 horsepower and 178 ft-lb of torque with three dual-throat Solex carburetors for the early S model. It had power-assisted brakes and an independent suspension system. Bodystyles included a two-seat coupe, roadster, and cabriolet with a total of 580 examples built including 216 coupes. The bodies were built entirely by hand with the work carried out by the most senior craftsmen at Mercedes' Sindelfingen body works.

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1956 Vehicle Profiles

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300S vehicle information

Coupe

This 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300S Coupe is a 2 owner car. Only 216 examples were hand built between 1952-1956. At $13,000 it was the most expensive Mercedes-Benz of its time, costing as much as 10 standard cars. The vehicle recently underwent a multi-year....[continue reading]

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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

$1,070-$12,900
1956 300S
$12,900-$23,400
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300S Base Price : $12,900

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Mercedes-Benz
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
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Meteor (1,408,478)69,601
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)63,683
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)63,683
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)48,816
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)36,824
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)33,906

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