A beautiful example of Stuttgart’s flagship cabriolet, recently restored to a high standard. One of only 708 examples built between 1962-1967. Fully equipped and ready for touring in comfort and style.
This handsome 1967 300 SE Cabriolet is a very desirable example from the final year of W112 production. Presented in the very attractive color combination of Weissgrau (White-Gray, code 158) over a fresh dark green leather interior and a dark green top, it is one of just 708 W112 Cabriolets produced from 1962-1967. The subtle light gray paintwork suits the elegant Paul Bracq-designed body and it is correctly adorned with chrome wheel arch and body side moldings that distinguish the 300 SE from its lower-spec brethren. The body is straight, with factory-precise fitment of the doors and deck lids. A recent bare-metal respray in the correct original color (per the trim tag) presents in excellent condition, with deep gloss and straight reflections. Doors shut with the satisfying solidity of a 60’s era Mercedes-Benz, and the fitment of the trim is very good. Bumpers are straight, with nice quality plating, while the remaining bright trim is tidy and smart, with some restoration work being done as needed at the time of the respray. The original steel wheels have been repainted in body color, adorned with color-keyed two-piece wheel covers as correct. This is a handsome and understated automobile; a refined, sophisticated interpretation of Mid-Century Modern design.
A highlight of this car has to be the wonderful, freshly-restored green leather interior which stands out brilliantly against the light gray paintwork. Taut, fresh upholstery on the front and rear seats is done in the period correct pattern and colors. Interior panels have also been carefully restored and the floors are correctly lined in green-gray square weave carpeting, bound in matching green leather. It is a wonderful yet seldom seen combination that suits the car brilliantly. In addition to the new upholstery, the typically fragile woodwork has been fully restored by the experts at Madera Concepts with stunning results. Fitted with original instrumentation, the original VDO clock, a period correct Becker Europa stereo and a factory Kuhlmeister air conditioning unit; the dash presents beautifully, particularly with its renewed woodwork. Literally topping off the fabulous new interior is a lovely, fully lined convertible top in dark green German canvas which has been expertly fitted and remains taut and free of creases. A top boot in matching green leather is included to keep a sleek look when the roof is folded. The trunk is correctly detailed with a factory original gray rubber mat, and a set of original tools is included in the factory-supplied tool roll.