At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1951, Mercedes-Benz triumphantly returned to the top of the luxury car market with one of their first all-new designs since the end of the Second World War, the 300. It featured four-wheel independent suspension, dynamically balanced wheels, remote electrical control of the rear ride height and hypoid bevel final drive. It also used a Solex carbureted version of the 2,996 cc straight six that made 115 brake horsepower. Fast, solidly constructed and able to carry six adults, it was the choice of wealthy businessmen and politicians alike during the 1950s.
This fantastic 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 is a remarkably preserved and maintained example, finished in black with a splendid red leather and wood-appointed interior. It has received paint, chrome, wood and mechanical work as needed to keep it in top notch condition, but no comprehensive restoration or refurbishment has ever been necessary, a testament to both careful ownership and legendary Mercedes build quality.
The cosmetics of this classic 300 are beautiful, including the finely mellowed original leather, but the strongest qualities of this car are mechanical. Carefully maintained and fully sorted, it drives like an automobile that is two years old even though it is over sixty, and it features the very rare floor shift in place of the column-mounted unit. Its history of ongoing mechanical work is outlined in a satisfyingly thick history file, and the engine bay shows all the correct equipment in a solid original condition that matches the rest of the car. Reliable enough to be driven often and for many worry-free miles, this car is one of the best original examples of this top-range Mercedes-Benz in existence and one of the very finest driving classic cars we have ever offered.
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