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The Mercedes Benz 300D was the third variant in a long line of illustrious and stately automobiles developed by the German automaker throughout the 1950s. The 300D received the most extensive revision. While the previous models (300B and 300C) primarily differed in technical advancement, the 300D was completely new. Buyers would find a new extended wheelbase, new curvature, increase in light due to a 30 percent increase in window area, and new options such as air conditioning and power steering. The 1960 Mercedes Benz 300D Cabriolet would be considered a special-order Cabriolet D, of which only 16 units were produced during this model year. As you can see, these 1960 Mercedes Benz 300D Cabriolet models are quite rare and highly sought-after in today’s classic car market.
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Interestingly, three very special models were built during 1960 that differed significantly from the usual Saloons. The first was a landaulet delivered to the Vatican for Pope John XIII, a second landaulet from the company’s fleet was loaned to the Federal government for state visits, and the third was a saloon for the same purpose with a large sliding steel roof in the rear. These were also extended both in length and width to meet such a prestigious role. Securing one of these three models would be unparalleled.
If you’re thinking about buying a 1960 Mercedes Benz 300D Cabriolet, The Beverly Hills Car Club invites you to tour their website to learn more about the various Type 300 models, their Buyer’s Tips and to browse available inventory. Should you have any questions or would like to speak with one of their California classic car dealership experts, they are always just a phone call or website inquiry away. Having assisted countless buyers find the classics the desire whether a barn find for restoration or a pristine showroom condition car they have the resources, knowledge and industry connections needed for your success. Connect with them today to get started and to begin your search for the perfect classic. They look forward to hearing from you soon.
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