1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 S PininfarinaSOLD

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Reference Number 122610

as of 4/19/2011

Overview
Car 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Pininfarina
VIN 1880105500016 
Exterior / Interior Color      Dark Blue /      Tan 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabriolet by Pininfarina

 

Chassis ID # 188 010 55 00016

 

Motor # 188 920 55 00020

 

 

 

Pininfarina built 5 different Mercedes-Benz cars.

 

 

 

1) 1955 Mercedes 300B

 

2) 1955 Mercedes 300S Cabriolet

 

3) 1956 Mercedes 300Sc Coupe

 

4) 1964 Mercedes 230SL

 

5) 1970 Mercedes 300SEL 6.3

 

 

 

This 1955 300S Cab is the ONLY open car that Pininfarina built.

 

 

 

They wished to improve upon the 1955 Mercedes 300S Cabriolet by incorporating the finesse and elegance they saw was missed by some in the original design.

 

 

 

Coachbuilder Pininfarina had the habit of introducing a number of special bodied cars each year at shows as a styling exercise.

 

 

 

A company showcase was featured to attract orders from the industry or individual customers.

 

 

 

The original owner, Mrs. Margaret Flick, bought her 1955 Mercedes and went to Pininfarina to build her a special body as a private order.

 

 

 

When the car left the factory, the color was DB 221 EFEUGRUEN (ivy green), with gray leather and a gray-green soft top it was also the only Sedanca style 300S ever manufactured.

 

 

 

Mrs. Flick registered the car in Firenze, Italy and drove it until she sold it in 1972 to Mrs. Dorothy Mary Kielty (Minnesota-USA)

 

 

 

Mrs. Dorothy Mary Kielty also had a residence in Firenze Italy and had the car there until the automobiles last registration in December of 1982.

 

 

 

She then sold the car to Paul Volker of Ft Lauderdale, FL.

 

 

 

The car at this time is currently presented in DB 904 midnight blue with tan leather.