1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet DSOLD
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The Mercedes-Benz Type 300 (chassis codes W186, W188, and W189) were the companys largest and most-prestigious models throughout the 1950s. Analogous to today's S-Class, the Type 300 cars were elegant, powerful, exclusive, and expensive. The 300, 300b, 300c, and 300d touring cars were often referred to as Adenauers after Konrad Adenauer, the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. In office from 1949 to 1963, he employed six custom convertible, hardtop, and landaulette versions of this model during his tenure. The "W186" Type 300, introduced in November 1951, was essentially a pre-war chassis with a more-modern body. A modern 3 L straight 6 engine developing 115 PS (115 hp) was used, however, coupled exclusively to a manual 4-speed gearbox. The Type 300 was available as a sedan or cabriolet (officially called Cabriolet D), both with four doors and seating for six. One innovative feature was a rear load-levelling suspension, operated by a switch on the dashboard.

The 300 had a separate X-frame, made of ovoid steel tubes, a double wishbone, coil spring axle up front and Mercedes typical rear swing axle with double coil springs; also drum brakes all around and a worm-and-sector steering, that was replaced in 1952 by a recirculating ball unit.

The Type 300 featured many luxury features. Options like Becker radio, VHF mobile telephone, and dictation machine were geared to the business man and politician. Among the custom features in Chancellor Adenauer's "parade cars" were writing desks, sirens, curtains, dividing partitions, sunroofs, and half-roof landaulette configurations.

In total 6.214 saloon models and only 591 Cabriolet Ds were produced until september 1955 (including the 300b).

Reference Number 44592

as of 6/1/2009

Overview
Car 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet D
VIN W186 
Exterior / Interior Color      Ivory /      Red 
Condition Very Good 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

This Cabriolet D was originally sold in Germany. The car was sold to The Netherlands in the late 90s. Registered in The Netherlands first in 2000. It's a very original car. Exterior has been resprayed once in - as is told me - the original colour. It has been done completely. There's just a little blistering in the paintjob, at some small spots now. Please ask for detailed photographs of it. Interior looks beautiful and engine is running good.

 

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