1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet D For Sale
Price On Request
- Year 1953
- Location London, United Kingdom
- Mileage N/A
- Gearbox Manual
- Fuel type Petrol
- Color White
- Car type Cabriolet
- Drive LHD
- Engine 6 Cylinder
- Drive Train RWD
- Interior Color Red
- VIN N/A
- Certified No
- Condition Used
The Mercedes 300 represented the pinnacle of motor car engineering in the 1950’s. A large saloon car capable of seating five in great comfort yet able to cruise at in over 100mph and reach 60 mph in around 14 seconds, there was little that came close in terms of luxury, performance or price. The Cabriolet D was produced in limited numbers and was the transport of choice for leaders of industry and heads of state.
Manufactured in late 1952 and leaving the factory in early 1953, this rare Mercedes-Benz is one of only 262 built in 1952 out of a total production of only 591. This particular 300 Cabriolet D was previously owned by Alice Christine Tyler, a lifelong environmentalist who founded the John and Alice Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in 1973 which awards a $150,000 annual prize to honour scientists whose work identifies them as "guardians of the future." Alice was the widow of John Cummings Tyler, who had founded Farmer’s Insurance in 1928.
Purchased from the estate of Mrs Tyler at Pebble Beach in August 1993 by a well known London-based businessman, the Cabriolet was sent to Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart for a comprehensive renovation starting in May 1994.
The renovation which lasted 6 months included a new hood, refurbished interior, suspension and brakes, restored chromework and a new wiring loom. Also installed at this time was a bespoke BEHR air conditioning system which integrates wonderfully with the original dashboard. A photographic record of the work is included in the cars history file along with a detailed invoice which adds up to almost 150,000 DM (equivalent to £65,000 to £70,000 today).
The Cabriolet D is beautifully finished in Ivory with matching convertible hood and a sumptuous red leather interior. Decorative woodwork is all present and in remarkable condition and brightwork is equally impressive with only minor marking to a few pieces commensurate with 19 years of sparing use and gentle care. Indeed, inspection of the MoT certificates and other documents reveal that this Mercedes has covered a mere 1400km over the last 15 years and only around 2200km since 1995.
The history file for this magnificent Mercedes-Benz 300 includes the aforementioned renovation photographs and invoices along with an MoT certificate valid until June 2013, a selection of old MoT certificates and condition reports, the paperwork relating to the UK registration of the car including a Mercedes-Benz Club dating letter, and Swansea V5 registration document.
This car is located in our Supercar Showroom on Park Lane in London
Subject to errors, omissions, prior sale and price changes