|Chassis Number: ||112 023 12 009737|
|Owner's Name: ||Unknown|
This is a bit of a strange one. The chassis number indicates it as being
LHD, but the picture and history indicate it as being RHD. The following
was taken from the Motorbase website and was reported to be from a
Hidden beneath the beautiful exterior of every Mercedes is the most
advanced automobile engineering to be found anywhere in the world. The
Mercedes-Benz 300SE Convertible is a case in point. Symbolising luxury,
power and the ultimate in sophistication, it is a car that has few equals
for elegance and superb styling for sheer technical perfection it is in a
class of its own. A thoroughbred in appearance, a tiger in performance,
the Mercedes-Benz 300SE Convertible stands alone. Like every
Mercedes-Benz it possesses an air of distinction and quality that
reflects the unique personality of its fortunate owner. - Mercedes-Benz.
Although Mercedes-Benzs S-Class saloons - first seen at the Frankfurt
Auto Show in 1965 - used the so-called �New Generation�
bodyshell, the Coup� and Cabriolet kept the timelessly elegant
coachwork that had debuted back in 1959 on the 220SE and, as befitted
top-of-the-range luxury models, came equipped with air conditioning,
electric windows and stereo radio as standard. The 300SE employed a
fuel-injected version of Mercedes-Benz�s new, overhead-camshaft,
seven-bearing �six� displacing 2,996cc and developing
170bhp (DIN) at 5,400rpm. There was a choice of four-speed manual or
automatic transmissions, while the rear suspension featured
Mercedes-Benz�s hydro-pneumatic self-levelling system. Thus
equipped, the 300SE was good for 120mph, with 60mph reachable in 12
seconds. When the 280SE 3.5 ceased production in 1971, its passing marked
the end of this long-established body style. Today all examples of these
classic Coup�s and Cabriolets are highly sought after.
The vendor advises us that this right-hand drive 300SE Convertible is
believed to have been exported to South Africa at the start of its life.
Accompanying documents show that the car was subsequently exported to the
USA before arriving in the UK in 2004. Chassis, body and paintwork were
restored in August 2004, and since coming to this country the vehicle was
been driven regularly, proving to be reliable. An automatic transmission
model finished in cream with tan leather interior, the car is offered
with restoration invoices and current road fund licence. It should be
noted that the current registration mark is being retained by the vendor.
A new registration is expected to have been issued together with Swansea
V5 by time of sale.