Manufactured between July 1952 and August 1955, the Mercedes Benz 300S was the most luxurious and glamorous automobile of its time; it was also the most expensive. These hand-built two-door W188 models were first introduced at the 1951 Paris Motor Show. At the time, Road and Track magazine reported that, Where the Mercedes Benz 300S has been since its first appearance, it has caused a quiet riot of enthusiasm. It has an attitude of ’going’ even when it’s standing still. Besides its beauty, Mercedes raised the engine compression of the standard 300 model to 7.8:1 using three Solex downdraft carburetors, which resulted in more than 150hp at 5,000rpm; the car could exceed 110mph. If you were a well-heeled professional, government official or entertainer during the 1950s, you likely had your eyes set on a 1954 Mercedes Benz 300S Coupe. Today, these are some of the most sought-after Mercedes collector cars in the classic car market today.
During their era, the 1954 Mercedes Benz 300S Coupe was offered at the staggering price of $12,500; more than double most American luxury cars of the day. Today, these classics can easily fetch into the six-figures. As you can imagine, only a handful of buyers were even capable of considering the 300S Coupe. Some of the most notable owners included Bing Crosby, Errol Flynn, Cary Grand, the King of Jordan, and the Prime Minister of Thailand. If you’re ready to become an owner of one of these illustrious models, The Beverly Hills Car Club stands ready to assist you. Due to the high cost of these cars, it is imperative that a professional check out any prospective purchase. Furthermore, items on the exterior of this car are hard to find and unique to these models; always look for an example that is as complete as possible. Rust is not a major player with these models, but it is always to give a thorough look, particularly on the trunk floor and around the headlights.
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