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Buying a 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SC Cabriolet

1955 Mercedes Benz 300SC CabrioletDoubting whether or not Daimler-Benz could recover from the wartime bombings during World War II that nearly leveled their entire production facility, the automotive world took note when the Mercedes Benz 300SC came on the scene in 1955. The successor to the Type 300, 300B, 300C, 300D and 30S, the 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SC Cabriolet was fuel-injected with an inline-six engine capable of producing more than 173 horsepower. Visually, the 300SC Cabriolet had a commanding presence with an unparalleled style and flare. Nearly identical to the 300S that had come before it, the 300SC would also offer chrome strips on either side of the hood a distinguishing factor between the two models. Prices for the 300SC Cabriolet also rose dramatically when compared to the 300S; only the most affluent and elite buyers of the day would be lucky enough to own one. In total, only 53 Mercedes Benz 300SC Cabriolet would be released, making it one of the most rare and sought-after Mercedes of all time.

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1955 Mercedes Benz 300SC Cabriolet Buyer's Guide

If you're thinking about buying a 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SC Cabriolet, there are some important Buyer's Tips that you should consider during your search. Obviously, finding one of only 53 examples can be quite the challenge. Thankfully you've found The Beverly Hills Car Club, a leading California classic car dealership that can assist you in locating the 300SC Cabriolet you desire. Once you've found a specimen to examine, youll want to authenticate its originality and check for any obvious signs of restoration, repair or collision. Nothing is worse than a poorly completed restoration project that has to be taken apart and redone. Due to the cost and rarity of parts, you'll also want to find the most complete example you can find for your budget. Speaking of budget, as you may imagine, mint examples of the 1955 300SC can easily command a price tag well into the six-figure range. In fact, it is not uncommon to see these models approaching half a million dollars depending on their overall condition, factory options, etc. Nevertheless, there are also models that are relatively affordable and would make great restoration projects, it is just important to keep in mind the actual costs of restoration when looking at your projected budget. These are just examples of the Buyer's Tips you can expect when you partner with The Beverly Hills Car Club.

The Beverly Hills Car Club, a Los Angeles classic car dealership, welcomes you to browse their online inventory of American and European classics to view the 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SC Cabriolet models currently available to you. Should you have any questions or don't see exactly what you're looking for, contact the team today. They look forward to hearing from you soon and to helping you find the classic you desire.

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