In March 1962, Mercedes-Benz introduced the W112 series during the 32nd Geneva International Motor Show. This exceptional series was marketed as the 300 SE and was offered in both Coupé and Cabriolet variations. The Cabriolet model, designed by the renowned Paul Bracq, combined advanced technical features with a contemporary aesthetic, making it a standout grand tourer.
As the flagship of the S-Class series, the 300 SE garnered significant popularity among affluent buyers, particularly in the United States. The 300 SE Cabriolet boasted a range of standard equipment, including power steering and a dual-circuit brake system equipped with disc brakes on all wheels. These features provided the car with exceptional stopping power, complementing its impressive performance capabilities.