A stunning, matching-numbers flagship Mercedes-Benz cabriolet, accompanied by matching luggage, tools, books, and documentation. Beautifully restored by a marque specialist and maintained in superb order. Suitable for touring and concours events worldwide.
This exceptional 300S dates from 1953 and is one of only 203 Cabriolet As constructed. It is a numbers-matching example confirmed by Daimler-Benz build records and is very well-documented, with just three owners from new. The first owner cherished it for 26 years, from 1953 through 1979. It was then passed on to the second owner, who clearly also had a great love for it and cared for it exceptionally well. They subsequently treated it to a no-expense-spared restoration by respected marque expert Don Mertz, completed in 2010. Restoration specialists generally agree that the 300S is one of the costliest of all post-war cars to restore due to its complexity and extensive chrome detailing. The previous owner indeed spent a vast sum to fulfill his dream, and the results are, without a doubt, magnificent. The medium red color is superbly suited to the graceful and curvaceous body lines, lending a subtle sporting character. The fit and finish are truly outstanding, and every piece of the brightwork is finished to perfection. Color-matched wheels and center caps round out the superb presentation.