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1960 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series

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Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300-Series
Year: 1960
Type: Sedan
Color: Black
Mileage: 47,925
Engine: 3.0L 180 HP
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Trim: 300d Adenauer, incredible original condition!
Interior Color: Beige
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1960 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series for sale

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Home About Us Inventory Financing Auctions Art Contact Us Sell Us Your Car A family tradition for over 50 years. selling classic & fine motorcars throughout the world.   1960 MERCEDES-BENZ 300d ADENAUER
chassis no. 18901010002002
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Brief history of the Mercedes-Benz 300d Adenauer: During the late 1940s. Daimler-Benz AG began focusing on building another powerful. elegant limousine for the luxury market. something in the spirit of the pre-war 770K. The 300 had been on the drawing board since 1938. and a prototype Cabriolet was shown at the Frankfurt Auto Show in April 1951. Production of the four-door Limousines and Cabriolet d began that November and ran through 1962. with 11. 30 cars built.

This production average of 1. 00 cars a year was definitely low. so updates were phased in as required and logged in by chassis number. a common DGAB procedure then. When significant changes were made. the model designation changed. The original 300 (no letter) was built as a 1951 to 1954 model; the 300b was built for 1954 and 1955. and the 300c for 1955 through 1957. and the 300d for 1957 to 1962.

The 300 quickly became one of the leading prestige cars of its era. and standard-wheel-base cars were brought by Frank Lloyd Wright. Yul Brynner. Al Hirt. Prime Minister Nehru. and the Shah of Iran. to name just a few. Early Cabriolet D prices of around 25. 00 DM (Which would have bought three Cadillacs) stretched to 35. 000 DM for the 300d version. These cars cost more than a 300Sc Roadster or a 300SL Roadster with hardtop.
Among the many heads of state. royalty. captains of industry. entertainers. and other prominent individuals who relied on these cars was West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. Even though his custom-bodied 300d limousine differed from the standard version in many ways – among them a higher roof and extended wheelbase- all 300s soon bore the nickname "Adenauer. " Continuing an already long Vatican-Stuttgart connection. Pope John XXIII's specially-built 1960 300d Pullman-Landaulette had a closed front seat but a convertible top over a single. throne-like back seat. Even among 300 production cars. custom features were common.

Like certain other Mercedes-Benz models. the 300 was advertised and sold with different body style names in Germany and elsewhere. For the sake of marketing. the Limousine and the Cabriolet D in Germany became the more familiar sounding Hardtop and Convertible for the U. S. Elegant sales literature remains to the tell the story. The last of this upright. honorable line was the 300d. By the mid-1950s the original 300's conservative styling and other modest features were showing their age. More and more 300s were being exported to the U. S. . where the sweeping lines and driving comfort ranked high among buyers' expectations. In August 1957. DBAG began building the totally updated 300d.
To provide more rear leg room and a smoother ride. the new model's W189 chassis had a 3. 9-inch longer wheelbase. In the American vogue. the Hardtop's dramatic new roofline-with no visible center pillar-combined with removable rear quarter windows to create a pillarless panorama. The tiny horizontal taillights of the earlier cars were replaced by much larger and easier seen vertical lights in the almost-finned rear fenders. A one-piece front bumper replaced the earlier three-piece design.  
Like earlier 300s. the 300d was built on an oval-tube X-shaped frame with independent front suspension by coil springs. Because they also used a rear swing-axle. varying loads significantly affected rear wheel camber. which in turn influenced driving stability. DBAG's solution to keeping the rear wheels upright was a unique load leveler. Controlled by a dash switch. an electric motor on the rear chassis wound a jackscrew in or out to twist auxiliary torsion bars acting on each ear trailing arm to supplement the coil springs. This device was used on all four 300-series cars; the hydraulic self-leveling systems on later models were not as durable and lacked manual control.
The 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300d Adenauer featured here is finished in black and has an impeccably kept original beige interior with brown piping. This magnificent motorcar was just purchased in Southern California. where a complete mechanical servicing was performed with over $27. 00 spent. This exceptional Mercedes-Benz 300d is among one of the finest examples we have had the pleasure of offering many years and is accompanied with its factory books. service records. recent receipts. build sheet copy. factory tools. and much more! We are proud to offer what we believe to be one of the very best examples of the 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300d Adenauer available on the market today. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013 and posting gains of 395-percent over the last 10-years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around. supply you with a more detailed description. and answer any questions you may have. Bid with confidence; this just might be one of the best finds on the market.   Year: 1960 Make: Mercedes-Benz Model: 300d Adenauer Color: Black VIN: 18901010002002 Mileage: 47. 40 Stock Number: 406649_300d
Engine: 3. 0L 180 HP Straight-6 Transmission: 4-Speed Manual Style: Sedan SHOWROOM PRICE $99. 00. 00 DISCOUNT $20. 00. 00 BUY IT NOW PRICE $69. 00. 00 Click For More Photos Why Buy? Financing Warranty Transportation/Shipping More

Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis. Missouri. Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis. Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres. boasts 3 luxurious showrooms. a state-of-the-art service department. a world-class restoration facility. and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. We are proud to offer some of the finest classic and luxury cars on the market today.

Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis. MO 63074Telephone: (314)291-7000
Fax: (314)291-0957
Email: info@schmitt. com
Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

We are located in St. Louis. Missouri and have been a family tradition for over 50 years while serving some of the most prestigious clients in the classic car industry. Our dealership spans 4 acres. boasts 3 luxurious showrooms. a state-of-the-art service department. a world-class restoration facility. and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. We are committed to ensuring that your purchase is handled with the utmost care. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.

We look forward to working with you!

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Daniel Schmitt & Co. is a proud sponsor of M. A. D. D. Additional Photos             Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis. MO 63074Telephone: (314)291-7000
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Vehicle may be sold by our dealership before the end of auction.

Daniel Schmitt & Company has described the above mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However. as with all pre-owned automobiles. the condition is subjective. and we recommend that the potential buyer fly out to inspect as well as test drive any of our vehicles before finalizing their purchase. If it is not feasible for you to personally perform an inspection. we will gladly help facilitate an inspection by an independent service center of your choice and will make delivery arrangements of the vehicle for this purpose. All vehicles are sold in "AS IS" condition. Extended warranty options are available on most vehicles. Please be advised that no oral statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of said vehicle. Our goal is to provide you with the best service and buying experience as possible. All purchases include an additional $285 processing fee which covers the processing of paperwork. pre-vehicle delivery costs. FedEx shipping fees. and a 30-day temporary registration plate so that the vehicle can be driven prior to the title transfer. (ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that you will be responsible for the Federal Reserve fee(s) charged for all incoming wires).

In regards to winning bidders and Buy It Now customers: All winning bidders and Buy It Now bidders are encouraged to fly out and personally inspect the vehicle. If you deem the vehicle is not as represented upon personal inspection. we will not only refund your deposit. but will also reimburse your airfare at the cost of a coach ticket. Feedback must be left at the time of delivery upon final inspection.

Pertaining to non-eBay winners: Anyone who has provided a deposit but whose purchase is still pending. please note that said vehicle will not be held and is subject to being sold at any time until all contingencies are removed and the purchase order is signed.

The advertised mileage represents the actual miles when the car was posted online. These vehicles are test-driven and actual mileage may vary at the time of sale.

Condition Disclaimer

All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. We do not manufacture our product. Each vehicle's brand has its strengths. styles. tendencies. and shortcomings. Despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle's mechanical condition. we are not able to warranty a manufacturer's workmanship or a previous owner's diligence in care of said vehicle. Due to this reason. all vehicles are sold "AS IS". There are no mechanical guarantees. expressed or implied.

Daniel Schmitt & Co. reserves the right to end the auction at any time.

A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS. SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD Our goal is to introduce you to a vehicle that fits your style and provide you with exemplary customer service. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our showroom. which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis. Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

Daniel Schmitt & Co.
3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis. MO 63074
info@schmitt. com

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Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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