First appearing on the luxury car scene in 1955, the Mercedes Benz 300SC Coupe, Roadster and Cabriolet models were big cars for big occasions; their price tag allowing only the most affluent buyers of the day to even consider a purchase. Opulent in every way, the 300SC Coupe would use unparalleled craftsmanship, world-class materials, visual elegance and exceptional attention to detail to captivate onlookers and buyers from around the globe. This car commands attention. Under the hood, the 1956 Mercedes Benz 300SC Coupe would feature an inline-six engine delivering 173hp and Mercedes Benz’s low-pivot independent suspension in the rear. Prices for the 300SC would nearly double when compared to its 300S predecessor, which was already nearly twice the price of American luxury cars of the era. This did not stop the world’s elite from clamoring to purchase one. In total, only 98 Coupes would be manufactured through April 1958, making them exceptionally rare.
If you’re thinking about buying a 1956 Mercedes Benz 300SC Coupe, The Beverly Hills Car Club is happy to provide the following Buyer’s Tips to help get you started. First, because of the high cost of these cars, it is always best to have any prospective purchase inspected by a third-party who is well versed in classic cars, particularly European classics and Mercedes in particular. It is also important to find the most complete, unchanged example you can. Parts, particularly for the exterior, can be quite difficult to find and costly. Lastly, while rust is not a major issue with these cars, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Ensure that your prospective 1956 300SC Coupe has a thorough inspection for rust. Some of the areas known to rust are the box sections under the doorsills, around the headlights and in the trunk floor due to trapped moisture. Should you have any questions about these Buyer’s Tips, the team of classic car experts at The Beverly Hills Car Club are standing by to assist you.
A renowned California classic car dealership located in Los Angeles, The Beverly Hills Car Club takes great pride in their reputation for fair and honest car deals. When you’re ready to explore the 1956 Mercedes Benz 300SC Coupe models available to you, please do not hesitate to take a tour of this website or stop by their showroom. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping you welcome a 300SC into your garage. Connect today!
1956 Mercedes Benz 300SC Details:
Learn More About Classic Mercedes Benz 300SC: