In 1953, the Mercedes Benz 300S set the standard for luxury, performance and engineering. Glamorous and powerful, the 1953 Mercedes Benz 300S Roadster saw only 53 units roll off the production line and was reserved for the most affluent and influential buyers of the period. The 300S, despite being one of the most beautiful cars on the road, also offered the most power seen in a post-war design; it offered a fully independent rear suspension and more than 150 horsepower and could exceed 60mph in less than 15 seconds. Thats pretty quick for one of the largest cars on the road! When new, the price was a staggering $12,500, the cost of most houses. Today, the 300S Roadster can easily command a price tag into the six-figure range from fair condition. If you're thinking about buying a 1953 Mercedes Benz 300S Roadster, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club can assist you in finding one of these rare European classics.
Due to the high cost of restoration and the lack of original parts, it is best to purchase the most complete model you can find within your budget. Additionally, it is in your best interest to have the car checked out by a professional who can authenticate its originality, mechanics, and body condition. While rust is not a real problem with the Mercedes 300S models, there are a few areas that you should inspect. These areas include the box sections under the doorsills and, because of trapped moisture, the trunk floor and around the headlights. Generally speaking, the chassis number plate can be found on the firewall and for the Roaster should have the prefix of 1.88.012; the engine prefix should be M188. The Team at The Beverly Hills Car Club can help you find and authenticate these numbers. These are just a few of the Buyer's Tips that the team looks forward to providing you when you choose to partner with their team of California classic car dealership professionals. With the knowledge, experience and industry connections needed in todays classic car market, their team stands ready to assist you with all your European and American classic car needs.
The Beverly Hills Car Club encourages you to tour their website to browse their online inventory and to view 1953 Mercedes Benz 300S Roadster models they currently have available. Should you have any questions or would like to see a model in person, they welcome you to call or visit their California classic car dealership in L.A. today!
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