Mercedes introduced the 300 series in the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1951. Only 203 Cabriolets were produced between 1951 and 1955 at a price above $12,000, roughly the price of a house at the time. With annual incomes averaging $3,100 a year, the 1954 Mercedes Benz 300S Cabriolet was exclusive to say the least. Mercedes designed it with a body on frame construction, making it a gem for collectors wishing to restore every nut and bolt or anyone looking for an immaculate recreation. The name 300 is derived from liter capacity, and the car is fitted with a 3.0 liter straight 6 producing 170 horsepower. Luxury features adorned the car; including the first ever rear load leveling suspension, a VHF mobile telephone, and a dictation machine. Today, luxury cars often press the envelope in technology and innovation to stay ahead of competitors. Thirty years after its production, vehicles were advertising features such as load leveling suspension to attract luxury buyers. How many people knew that Mercedes was producing cars with this option nearly thirty years prior?
Mercedes accomplished wonders in the luxury market. Anyone celebrity or entrepreneur wanting an automotive status symbol during this era would have turned to the 300S. The 1950's produced countless unforgettable classics, and the 1954 Mercedes Benz 300S Cabriolet stands alone, inhabiting a genre where few cars could play. If you are interested in such a vehicle, either as an investment, project, or daily pleasure cruiser, the Beverly Hills Car Club will happily step in to help. They are also happy to provide you with the Buyer's Tips you need to be successful in your search.
The Beverly Hills Car Club, a California classic car dealership, cherishes collectible cars and enjoys sharing their knowledge and expertise with other collectors and enthusiasts. Perhaps the only thing surpassing this passion is their customer service. Purchasing a classic car, particularly those that are as rare as the 1954 Mercedes 300S Cabriolet, can be a difficult road to navigate. How much should I spend? Is this a reasonable car that I could take care of? How much work in restoration should I put into this vehicle? Questions will endlessly come, and the Beverly Hills Car Club will happily answer all of them. If you are interested in purchasing such a rare and classic car, please feel free to view their online inventory of classics and do not hesitate to contact them today.
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