The Mercedes Type 300C was first introduced with the 1955 Mercedes Benz 300C and featured the first ever option for an automatic transmission. These 300C models were short lived, lasting only until June 1957 before they were replaced with the 300D, however, they were offered in sedan, cabriolet, or long wheelbase versions. Designated internally as the W186, these 1955 Mercedes Adenauer models were priced over $10,000 US, with the convertible commanding more than $14,000 US. Customers did not seem to mind though, and the price also guaranteed exclusivity for the rich and well-heeled Mercedes buyers of the time. German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, from whom the Type 300 received its nickname, owned more than six of the 300 models during his tenure.
It is very difficult to find a 1955 Mercedes Benz 300C in pristine condition, and if you do find one, it is hard to convince their owners to sell. On the other hand, finding a quality restoration project can be slightly easier. Buyers should be keenly aware of the condition of the car they are considering purchasing. What major components is the car missing? What is the condition of the interior? Are the chrome pieces, gauges, or interior details missing? Is there extensive rust damage? Do the previous owners have any documentation or history regarding the auto? These are just some of the questions that need to be covered and that The Beverly Hills Car Club recommends as Buyer's Tips when purchasing a 1955 300C. Furthermore, they encourage you to have a third party inspect the car, particularly when you are trying to make a purchase on your own. Their team of classic car experts would be happy to speak with you regarding your Type 300 wants and desires, and can assist you in finding the right model for your collection.
In the meantime, they encourage you to browse their online inventory to view the 1955 Mercedes Benz 300C models and other classic autos available to you. Whether you see a car of interest or not, contact them to discuss your specific options. They look forward to hearing from you soon and to helping you bring home a 1955 Mercedes today! Connect now.
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