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- Beatiful condition
- Great colour combination
- Stunning car
Import & Export
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Das beste oder Nichts, still the slogan of Mercedes-Benz and in this case: completely true. The Mercedes-Benz W188 300S Coupé was by far the most opulent car on the market in the 1950s. The W188 300S was the Coupé, Cabriolet or Roadster variant of the world famous “Adenauer”. The W188 series was introduced at the Paris motor show in 1951. Although the car was given the designation “300S”, it would not be until 1972 before Mercedes-Benz would start offering models such as S-Class. Mercedes-Benz built a total of 560 units of different body styles. 216 pieces are the Coupés shown here. The car weighs 1,740 kilograms and thanks to the 150-hp engine it reaches a top speed of 175 kilometres per hour. The W188 was built entirely by hand and was the first car with power-assisted brakes. The W188 was really a car for the “Rich and famous” of that time. Famous owners were Haribo founder Hans Riegel, Aga Khan and actor Gary Cooper, so you were in very good company as the owner of a W188.
Where you would normally expect a subtle and stylish finish, this example has an explicit and loud blue external finish matched with a red leather interior. We must say it really does suit this stately Mercedes-Benz down to the ground. Take into account the enormous bundle of documents present in the form of invoices, letters and historic papers and without even having seen the car in flesh you can be assured this car has been in correct hands.
This German coupé was restored a long time ago. Every panel was then taken back to bare metal and all moving parts dismantled, overhauled before being rebuilt. Following the restoration this 300S has lived a life suited to its comfortable and luxurious demeanour. All of this effort has fortunately left us with a beautiful Mercedes-Benz. Sometimes these cars are restored to within an inch of their life. Lucky for us the precisely the right tack was chosen for this 300S; perfection whilst retaining character.
The blue paintwork is in a very fine condition, as are all further details such as the brightwork and rubbers. Absolutely everything received the TLC it deserved. Inside the same theme of quality continues with pristine red leather front and rear seats being nice and comfortable. The gauges, switching gear, radio and clock take you back to the heydays of Art Deco. Where ever you glance you cannot fail to notice that only perfection would suffice with a few extra embellishments thrown in for good measure.
Mechanically this car is supremely sound. The big 3-litre straight-six develops a comfortable 150 hp with transmission virtue of a steering column gearstick. Naturally the 300S, one of the most expensive and exclusive cars built by Mercedes-Benz, drives divinely. Driving, braking and steering are all as one would expect from a car of this class.
Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 400 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom