Selling a 1953 Mercedes Benz 300S Roadster


1953 Mercedes Benz 300S Roadster
1953 Mercedes Benz 300S Roadster

Actor Cary Grant, one of the famous owners of the Mercedes 300S, was looking for the ultimate expression of luxury and class in 1953 when he purchased the Mercedes 300S Roadster. Only 141 were made, so exclusivity clearly defines this Mercedes lineup. Burl walnut trim, chrome interior panels, precision switches, and custom luggage adorned the car and made it a truly remarkable specimen of German engineering. Rare technology also found its way into the architecture with fully independent suspension, an electrically adjusted rear end, and a completely concealable top when lowered. The inline-six cylinder engine provided 150 horsepower with six triple downdraft Solex carburetors. In addition, the body on frame construction provided ride quality that was supple, rigid, and sporty. Cary Grant, like many of today’s classic car collectors, went through his checklist of ultimate car must haves and made the 1953 Mercedes Benz 300S Roadster his own. If you’re looking to sell your 1953 Mercedes 300S, you can count on interest from collectors and enthusiasts alike, all who are captivated by the luxury, grace and beauty of this truly unparalleled classic.


1953 Mercedes Benz 300S Roadster Seller’s Guide

A completely restored or original 1953 Mercedes Benz 300S Roadster is a difficult find, to say the least. Buyers will want to thoroughly inspect the interior and evaluate the condition of parts, like the wood trim, leather, and chrome, as these can be difficult and expensive to find today. Rust can also become an issue in the 300S, especially depending on where the car has been located throughout its life. If you have ownership records showing where the car has been, this is helpful in proving value. Parts can be hard to come by, so carefully observe the condition of mechanical workings and the body, and price your classic Mercedes accordingly. Fortunately, this car can have a frame off restoration since it has body on frame construction, making incredible restorations entirely possible. Therefore, buyers will be looking for 300S models of all conditions. For more Seller’s Tips like these, be sure to connect with the team at Alex Manos – a California classic car dealership with a reputation for fair and honest car deals.



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