Analogous to the top of today’s Mercedes Benz S-Class, the Mercedes Benz 300 Cabriolet cars were elegant, powerful, exclusive and expensive both during their era and today. Two variations were manufactured, a four-door grand touring car equal in luxury and price but superior in performance to the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, and an two-door sports touring car, also known as the Cabriolet D, which was perhaps the epitome of luxury at the time. The 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 Cabriolet was fitted with a modern 6-cylinder 2,996cc engine. The elegant bodywork rested on a pre-war chassis, although suitably modified, and the headlamps were integrated into the wings, giving the car a modern look. One of the most remarkable features was the rear suspension, which could be modified by a switch on the dashboard to accommodate heavier loads. Throughout its eleven-year production run, several notable changes were implemented. 1954 would mark the introduction of standard power assisted braking and would also be the first year of production for the Type 300B, the first major variant.
Only 87 models of the 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 Cabriolet rolled off the production floor, making this particular model year and body style quite difficult to find. In all, the Type 300 is one of the most sought-after classic Mercedes in the market. For this reason, many looking to buy and Type 300 choose a particular variant rather than a model year. For example, they may choose to purchase a 300, 300B, 300C, 300D, 300S or 300SC. Other points to take into consideration are the fact that body parts and expensive chrome trim pieces can be very difficult to find. Furthermore, these hand-built sedans can be quite costly to restore even when parts are found. For these reasons, it is imperative to find the best condition Type 300 you can within your budget. Always ask the seller to allow you to inspect the car on a lift for any issues with rust and be sure to have the car checked out by a mechanic that specializes in Mercedes or classics. For more Buyer’s Tips like these, the California classic car dealership professionals at The Beverly Hills Car Club encourage you to contact them today!
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