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1966 | Mercedes-Benz 300 SE

Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Cabriolet W112, restored to the highest standards !!!!!

Price on request

VAT is reclaimable

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Dealer

Description

We have just completed this 300 SE Cabriolet after more than 6 years of restoration.

The Mercedes 300 SE Cabriolet was introduced as the successor to the 300 Adenauer series in February 1962 and was based on the 220 SE Cabriolet, which was introduced in 1961 and was based on the W111 platform, the so-called tail fin. Technically, they correspond to the sedans and remained in the range until December 1967, i.e. 2 years longer than their four-door sister models (but 4 years shorter than the 111 coupés and convertibles). In contrast to the sedans, they have no fashionable tail fins, a lower roof line, and thus appear overall more elegant and timeless, which gave them a classic status much earlier. This timelessness also made it possible for them to be built in parallel with the successors to the 112 sedans, the S-Class of the W 108 / W 109 series, with practically no changes. Nevertheless, only a total of 708 convertibles (W 112.023) were built because the purchase price was exorbitantly expensive. Mercedes donated all of the technologies available at the time to the 300 SE Cabriolet, including a light alloy engine with manifold injection, 4-speed automatic transmission, air suspension with level control, all-round disc brakes and pneumatic brake booster, self-locking differential, power steering, brake hold-down on the rear axle and much more. Visually, an even higher quality interior was installed, chrome jewelry on the wheel arches and a continuous chrome strip on the side flanks. The W 112 is powered by the Mercedes-Benz M189, a very elaborately manufactured in-line six-cylinder engine with a displacement of three liters. Due to its light metal alloy (head and block), the engine weighs around 40 kg less than its gray cast iron predecessors, which were used in the 300 SL ("Gullwing" and Roadster) and 300 (W 189, "Adenauer Limousine") This reduction in the front axle load resulted in improved driving behavior (less understeer). The car has a sporty, light-footed driving behavior, in contrast to the later top-heavy 3.5 with the heavy gray cast iron V8 engines. Today the Mercedes 300 SE is the avant-garde of the 111/112 convertibles, it is very rare and for connoisseurs the crowning glory of this timeless and elegant motor vehicle.

We have restored this Mercedes 300 SE Cabriolet  ( W 112.023 )  in 6 years of work to the best of the best. The car was in an original, accident-free and largely rust-free condition. We had it completely dismantled. The body was completely stripped of paint on the underbody, partially repaired and checked for delay. The underbody was newly coated in accordance with the original specification, whereby attention was paid to the original appearance in terms of thickness and appearance. (The 300 series had a much thicker coating ex works than the 280 series convertibles. The paintwork was partially renewed because it was largely in a very good condition. The entire technology was dismantled and painstakingly carried out by the company AI Motors in Stutensee, one of the best specialists in the country, completely repaired. This includes the matching number engine, gearbox, cardan shaft, front axle, rear axle, air suspension, damping, exhaust system, brakes, steering, cooling, electrics, window lifters, starters, alternators and all electrical helpers. A Behr air conditioning system was retrofitted. Many improvements and detailed solutions were installed that are not immediately apparent, but make the car more reliable or more comfortable. One of the things to mention here is a longer 3.46 rear axle with limited-slip differential, which also relaxes longer motorway journeys at higher speeds and is to be driven in a manner that is gentle on the material rde only partially renewed in order to preserve the authentic character. The original materials were used, the leather was made especially for the vehicle in the leather factory, the new soft top was filled with horsehair by hand as in the original (not with a coconut hair mat as is common today), wood and chrome were restored to a high quality, included was trusted only in the best specialists. It is the many small details that we have taken into account in this vehicle from our 30 years of experience in the restoration, but which all together make a huge difference. A 300 convertible in particular is very demanding when it comes to restoration, few vehicles are really complete and properly made, we could write a book here, we would be happy to give you all the details during a personal inspection. The 300 was presented to the TÜV and has an H approval. We will be happy to send you a list of the works, it is more like a Bible. This Mercedes has also received its patina through its originality, it also exudes this, it still has its soul and is not a car that has been restored to death. Now it drives like a Mercedes 300 should drive again. We're driving it in right now. It is probably one of the best and most authentic 300 SE Cabriolets in the world. The vehicle is not cheap.

Chassis number 11202312009508
Delivery October 2nd, 1966
Country of delivery 6 - Ordered in 1966 for the American continent
Dealer 718 Delivery country USA
Engine no. 18998712001298

Special equipment:

670 Herberts light ivory
218 bronze-brown leather
228 Heat-insulating glass side windows
229 Thermal insulating glass windshield
401 individual seats in front
433 seat belts front, rear and center, USA version
493 Larger heat exchanger USA version
503 exterior mirror on the left
515 Radio Becker Grand Prix USA
531 antenna automatically
573 headrest front left and right
641 white wall tire 5x 7.35 / 185 H 14 6PR Dunlop
663 fuel 50l
737 convertible top brown 437

Standard:

212 rear axle ratio 1: 3.92
224 trunk lighting
236 4-way electric window lifters
244 wool velor carpet
265 generator 300 watt interference suppression
315 hazard warning lights
421 gearbox DB-automatic 4-speed steering wheel gearshift
422 power steering DB
451 windshield Sigla laminated glass
452 Fanfare triad
454 tank lock
530 Debugging
542 Glove box lock
551 steering wheel, ivory-colored
561 resting place on the right
562 resting place on the left
574 hub caps, 4-fold
583 Foldable armrest in the center of the rear
587 Foldable armrest at the front
839 glove box illuminated
876 rear lighting

Upgraded:

  •     257 Air conditioning Behr
  •     256 rear axle ratio 1: 3.46 (with lock)
  •     221 central locking
  •     344 halogen light unit (European version)
  •     432 Rear left and right seat belts D12 gray beige
  •     438 seat belts, front left and right, automatic D12 gray beige
  •     502 outside mirror right
  •     519 Radio Becker Grand Prix with AUX output and stereo     loudspeakers in the footwell plus central
  •              loudspeaker
  •     541 halogen - low beam and high beam in light unit (without fog lamps)
  •     591 fog lamps, incandescent lamps, white (standard in Euro headlights)
  •     630 tires: radial tire 215/70 R 14 with 20 mm whitewall (correct rolling circumference)
  •     635 warning triangle and first aid kit
  •     642 tubeless tires
  •     673 battery with larger capacity 85 Ah
  •     835 coconut mats, 4-part, dark brown
  •                     Rims 6.5 J x 14 H2 from the earlier 6.3 with hubcaps 14 "in two parts with chrome trim,
  •                     rims in body color
  •                     Headlights European version (early version with round glass)
  •                     Front brake discs / calipers ventilated from 3.5
  •                     Lower cross member below from 3.5 for better cooling
  •                     Electronic immobilizer
  •                     Alarm system with GPS / GSM sensor and additional battery
  •                     Radio remote control for central locking and alarm system
  •                     Coarse radiator grille, retrofitted late version

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Subject to errors and prior sale. We are happy to trade in your vehicle at a fair price. Financing / leasing is also possible without a down payment! Do you have any questions? We would be happy to advise you! Please arrange a viewing appointment in advance.

Vehicle details

Vehicle data

Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model series
300
Model name
300 SE
Manufacturer code
W 112
First registration date
09/1966
Year of manufacture
1966
Mileage (read)
400 km
Chassis number
11202312009508
Engine number
18998712001298
Gearbox number
Not provided
Matching numbers
Yes
Number of owners
Not provided

Technical details

Body style
Convertible
Power (kW/hp)
125/170
Cubic capacity (cm³)
2996
Cylinders
6
Doors
Not provided
Steering
Left (LHD)
Gearbox
Automatic
Gears
Not provided
Transmission
Rear
Front brakes
Disc
Rear brakes
Disc
Fuel type
Petrol

Individual configuration

Exterior color
Beige
Manufacturer color name
670 Light - Ivory
Power Assisted Steering
Yes
Central locking
Yes
Electric windows
Yes
Interior color
Brown
Interior material
Leather
Air conditioning
Yes

Condition, registration & documentation

Condition category
Restored
Has Report
MOT
MOT until
03/2025
Historical license plate
Checkbook & invoices
Registered
Ready to drive
Accident free

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Location

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