Car Catcher: One of 98 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Sunroof Coupes

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How to make a first impression? How about a black Benz? And one that few others have? Mercedes-Benz only built 98 copies of the 300SC coupes during its 1955-’58 model run, with fewer than a dozen said to have received a sunroof.  

Although the design was considered classic and more traditional, underneath the upright, stately grille and traditional fender line lurked a mechanical powerhouse of performance including the engine, suspension, and chassis derived from the formidable 300SL Gullwing,” states the seller, Fantasy Junction. They’re offering this 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Sunroof Coupe for $495,000.

In addition to the prestige, presence, and performance offered in the 300SC,” the listing continues, “the cost (double that of a 300SL Gullwing and more than a Rolls Royce) made each of these specially built cars exclusive to royalty, Hollywood elite, and industry tycoons such as Aga Khan, Bing Crosby, and Clark Gable to name a few.” 

This particular example is well documented, including work in 2006 to the tune of $56,000. Engine and transmission are listed as original.  

Today this wonderfully finished 300SC is an excellent example of what makes these iconic touring cars such captivating instruments of elegance,” the listing continues. “At every turn, the hand-built ambiance of these cars exudes the luxury and refinement that established Mercedes-Benz in the pantheon of excellence.” 

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wspohn
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5/12/20 12:32 p.m.

When I was a kid, the neighbour two doors down drove a similar era 4 door saloon. Very stately and probably aslo worth a bunch today. (His didn't have the flag!)

 

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