1964 Mercedes 300SE Cabriolet



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We are very pleased to offer back to the market this stunning and highly collectable Mercedes 300SE Cabriolet (W111)

The 300 SE of the late 1960s has been described as “The last of the great six-cylinder, two-door Mercedes.” The 300 SE represented the German automaker’s finest effort to produce the best handcrafted luxury automobile possible, using the best materials and workmanship, and was aimed directly at the world’s automotive cognoscenti.

Over six years of production, only 3,127 300 SE coupes and convertibles emerged from Sindelfingen, and the most exclusive of that series was the 300 SE Cabriolet.

Only 78 RHD in the world of these rare convertibles were made in 1964, with its muscular 3.0 liter 184 hp engine—lifted from the 300SL “gullwing”—and self-leveling pneumatic suspension with four wheel disc brakes, the silky-smooth four-speed automatic transmission, the best leathers, fabrics, and burled-wood veneers available all combined with a top speed of approximately 120 mph W112 300SE was the Mercedes to have in the 1960s.

It was, at the time, the most expensive Mercedes-Benz one could buy, next to the venerable 600.

First UK registered on 31st December 1964 our car is rumoured to have been supplied new to a diplomat who subsequently used it in South America, Australia and North America.

Low ownership with 2 former keepers

Somewhat down at heel when acquired by Mercedes-Benz specialist Walter Nieuwkoop during 2004, the 300SE Cabriolet's subsequent restoration was chronicled in various issues of the UK Mercedes-Benz Club's Gazette magazine.

The latest owner owned the car for 4 years and prior to our purchase he carried out

• rejuvenated air suspension pump
• four new air suspension bags (even though only one was leaking) plus the associated pipework.

• stainless steel exhaust
• reconditioned automatic transmission

Sold by ourselves a few months ago, delivered to our client in London and we have just managed to secure the owner a RHD 280SE 3.5V8 Cabriolet so this car is now available once again. Now back with ourselves

We had just completed in preparation to be taken to South Africa.

• Complete service, engine & brakes etc
• Kenlowe fan fitment
• Evans waterless coolant - complete water drain
• Brand new white wall tyres
• Re-core of the radiator
• Re-connolise interior
• Brand new hood storage cover
• New battery and cut off switch
• Brand new seat belt fitment to the front

Increasingly collectible, good examples of the 300SE Cabriolet are rightly sought after. With the later and larger 280SE 3.5V8 cars now reaching 250k+ the 300SE option offers real value for money.

Not to be missed and a water tight investment.

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