The Mercedes Benz 300B was the second-generation of the widely popular and ultra-exclusive Type 300, and was launched in 1954. One of the most prestigious and luxurious automobiles of its time, the 1955 Mercedes Benz 300B Cabriolet (and other model years) was primarily purchased by well-heeled elite buyers who valued the power, grace, comfort and luxury that the Type 300 offered. Lasting for only two model years, the 300B would be the first of several variations to come down the line during the lineup’s eleven-year production run. The Mercedes 300C, replacement to the 300B, would come on the scene in 1956. The Mercedes Type 300 is easily one of the most sought-after classic cars from this era. With only 59 units of the Type 300 and Type 300B Cabriolets made in 1955, you can understand why!
When comparing the 300B to the original Type 300, there were very few changes to the exterior; however, it had 10 more horsepower, larger brakes, higher compression and a pair of Solex carburetors. If you look closely on the exterior, you’ll notice new door vents and bumper guards were now added to the front and rear bumpers, which were previously only added on export cars. These are just a few ways to distinguish between a 1955 Mercedes Benz 300B Cabriolet and an original Type 300. If you’re thinking about buying a Type 300B, you’ll want to make note of these differences. Other important Buyer’s Tips for these cars have to do with rust. Rust, like on most classic cars of this era, should be a major factor in your decision making process. These cars are extremely expensive to restore and care should be taken to find the best condition 300B Cabriolet you can find within your budget. A California classic car dealership with years of experience and expertise in the classic car marketplace, The Beverly Hills Car Club would be delighted to help you find, negotiate and purchase the 300B you desire.
Always in the market for great classics, The Beverly Hills Car Club invites you to browse their current online inventory to view the 1955 Mercedes Benz 300B Cabriolet models and other classics currently in stock. Should you have any questions about the classics you see here or would like more Buyer’s Tips for your specific model, do not hesitate to contact their team today. They look forward to hearing from you soon and to helping you add a Mercedes 300B to your collection. Connect today!
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