The Mercedes Benz 300S Coupe was considered the epitome of German automotive engineering and elegance during the 1950s. First debuted in October 1951 at the Paris Auto Show, these hand-built two-door Type 300S models were known internally as the W188. Offered as a 2+2 Coupe, a Cabriolet or a Roadster, Mercedes offered a very limited run, with only 216 Coupes produced from the launch until the 300S was replaced with the 300SC in 1955. Although mechanically similar to the contemporary W186 or Type 300, 300B and 300C models, the additional craftsmanship, visual appeal and doubled price tag elevated the W188 to the top of luxury cars during this era. Triple Solex carburetors, paired with higher engine compression, would give the car more than 150hp at 5,000rpm. If you’re thinking about buying a 1952 Mercedes Benz 300S Coupe, you’ve come to the right place.
When new, the Mercedes Benz 300S Coupe commanded a price tag of more than $12,500.00; the most expensive luxury car of its day. Twice as much as the 30SL and the American luxury cars of the day, only the most affluent and elite buyer could even consider owning one. Famous owners include The King of Jordan, actor Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Cary Grant and the Prime Minister of Thailand. Today, these two-door Mercedes classics are extremely rare and very desirable. Whether it is the majestic styling that draws you or the fact that the 1952 Mercedes Benz 300S Coupe had the most power offered in a postwar design, The Beverly Hills Car Club, a renowned California classic car dealership, looks forward to helping you find the classic 300S Coupe you desire. One of the most important Buyer’s Tips that their team can offer is to ensure the car you are looking at is an original. Matching the engine and chassis numbers with Mercedes records is one way of accomplishing this. The Chassis prefix for the 300S Coupe is 188.011. For more tips and information such as this, be sure to contact the team at your convenience.
Owning a 1952 Mercedes Benz 300S Coupe is often the culmination of years of dreams and decades of hard work. Let the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club help make your classic car dreams a reality. They look forward to hearing from you and to seeing the 300S in your garage. Connect today!
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