1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabriolet

The Mercedes-Benz 300 S, introduced during West Germany’s post-war economic boom, served as a flagship model renowned for its exceptional quality. Unveiled in 1951 as an evolution of the standard 300, it featured a shortened wheelbase and a powerful 2,996 cc straight-six engine with triple Solex carburetors.

Available as a Cabriolet, Coupé, or Roadster, the 300 S targeted an elite class of buyers, with a particular focus on the North American market. The model received high praise from the automotive press, showcasing Mercedes-Benz’s engineering prowess. Notable features included its impressive top speed of 110 mph and its exceptional road handling, thanks to all-round independent suspension.

Source: RM Sotheby’s