Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabriolet A

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  • Wonderful condition!
  • German first delivery!
  • One of only 203 built!
  • Matching numbers

The Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabriolet A

The type 300 S (W 188 I) was presented at the Paris Salon in October 1951. Compared to the preceding type 300, the chassis of the 300 S had a 150 mm shorter wheelbase. The engine power could be increased to 150 hp by using three carburettors - which made a top speed of 110 mph feasible. The new top model, which was produced in three variations as Cabriolet A, Roadster and Coupe, enthused the international trade press right from the start and the 300 S was praised as a "car of the world's elite" and a "benchmark for what is achievable in automobile construction today". Up until 1958, only 560 examples of the 300 S, spread over all three versions, were built, making it considerably rarer today than a 300 SL Roadster or Coupe and making it one of the most sought-after collector's cars from Stuttgart internationally.

Details I

The Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabriolet A presented here was one of the few examples delivered to Germany, namely to the company "Rei-Chemie" in Boppard, on 31 July 1952 - 69 years ago. Rei entered the market in 1949 and quickly became known as a universal cleaning agent - and thus correspondingly successful. There is no information about the following years of its existence until the car was completely restored by German specialists. In the process, the engine, axles and brakes were overhauled. All saddlery work and the paintwork were also renewed. All chrome trim parts were reworked - the engine compartment presents itself in mint condition.

Details II

The trim wood in the interior is veneered with a strongly flamed burr walnut and has been beautifully polished. Today, the car presents itself in the colour shade of gull grey metallic with cream-coloured leather in excellent condition and is an absolute highlight both visually and technically!

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Data & Facts

First Registration1952

EngineIn-line 6-cylinder with 3 carburettors

Transmissionmanual, 4-speed, steering wheel gearstick

Weight1.740 kg


Power2.975ccm, approx. 175 hp

Brakesdrum brakes, hydraulic

Top Speedapprox. 110 mph

Priceon request (§25a, VAT not to be shown)

DocumentsMercedes-Benz commission sheet (copy), German vehicle documents

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