The Mercedes Benz Type 300, chassis codes W186, W188 and W189, were the company’s most prestigious and luxurious models throughout much of the 1950s; not to mention the largest. Analogous to today’s top S-Class models, the Type 300 was an instant classic from the moment it was introduced at the 1951 Frankfurt Auto Show. While the first three generations the 300, 300B and 300C differed mostly in technical advancements with very little change to the styling, the 1958 Mercedes Benz 300D Cabriolet was not only bigger, but offered a new fuel-injected engine; putting the car in line with the American luxury cars of the day and models such as the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. Visually, all four windows could be lowered, including the chrome frames. This no-pillar design gave passengers an open and airy ride. The 1958 Mercedes Benz 300D Cabriolet would come to be known as the convertible limousine.
In total, only twenty-three 1958 Mercedes Benz 300D Cabriolet models would be produced during this model year, making them exceedingly rare and highly sought-after. As with all classics of this caliber, it is imperative to ensure you are indeed looking at an original. This can be achieved by matching chassis and engine numbers with Mercedes records. Additionally, because the Cabriolet models are so desirable, always be sure that you are looking at an original Cabriolet and not a Sedan that has been cut down or modified. The Beverly Hills Car Club, a renowned California classic car dealership based in Los Angeles, can assist you in determining if the classic you are considering is authentic. Furthermore, rust plays a huge roll in these Type 300 cars. Some of the most popular areas include trunk floors, doorsills and around the headlights. Just because a car is located in California today does not mean that it has always been there. Always do your homework on the car’s history and be sure to ask for documentation regarding the history of ownership, maintenance and restoration of any classic you are considering buying.
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