1959 Mercedes-Benz 300d Cabriolet

The Type 300 was the top of the range for Mercedes-Benz in the 1950s, a symbol of what this company was capable of but few were able to afford in the years immediately after World War II. One of the most impressive models was the four-door cabriolet version, known to some as the “Adenauer.” This was due to the fact that it was the ride of choice for the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Konrad Adenauer. Towards the end of the production run, the 300d was revealed, sporting a detuned version of the fuel-injected inline-6 found in the 300SL sports car. This was a car for the rich and famous, a car that was on par with what Rolls Royce had to offer in its day. It would eventually be succeeded by the 600 Grosser Mercedes, which would carry the torch of the über Benz into the 1980s. This 300d is one of 65 ever produced and is currently on offer in Ohio.

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Year: 1959
Model: 300d Cabriolet
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: 29,000 mi
Price: $650,000 Buy It Now

1959 Mercedes 300d Cabriolet D 29,000 Miles One Owner 540K of Future No Reserve

This is the rarest post WWII Mercedes convertible ever made. Only 65 examples were made between 1958 and 1962.

This was the most expensive car in Mercedes lineup and was sold to governments for their presidents, kings, Pope John XXIII had one, and other wealthy industrialists. This particular car body number 13 has been on the estate of the original industrialist owner since new. It is in excellent original condition having only 29,000 miles and ready to be shown in the survivor class at Pebble Beach.

The 300SL Gullwing and Roadster were the only other cars that shared a similar fuel injected 300 motor.

This car has all 5 options offered from factory; automatic transmission, air conditioning, power steering, power windows, and 300Sc chrome wheels.

You will never find a nice more original example. This car has had no rust ever and has been kept totally road worthy in the owners stable its entire life.

It runs out strong and smooth and is ready to drive in the 4th of July parade. Car comes with original books, tool kit, original spare tire, as well as original radio.

Enjoy it while it appreciates!

Call Paul with any questions: 614-332-3796

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I was a bit taken aback by the asking price on this one. After checking a few recent auctions and Hagerty’s Price Guide Report, my suspicions that the price was optimistic was confirmed. While this is a rare Mercedes, it seems the sweet spot for these is hovering in the $150,000 to $250,000 range at the moment. I often wonder why we haven’t seen four-door cabriolets produced for quite some time. Perhaps these were an anachronism, maybe it’s the safety regulations of the present day or the fact that such decadence in motoring isn’t in high demand. The closest thing we saw recently to a car like this was the limited production Maybach 62 Landaulet, but that wasn’t a fully open vehicle. It seems this is a body style relegated to the history books.

-Paul

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