|Chassis Number: ||112 023 22 007936|
|Engine Number: ||189 987 22 001458|
|Build Date: ||1965|
Offered for sale by Shannons Auctions in Sydney Australia August 2016.
Vehicle description was:
One of only 92 right-hand drive cabriolets ever made (depending on the
source consulted - the actual figure may be as low as 78), this glamorous
Mercedes-Benz 300 SE was previously located in Victoria before the
current NSW based owner purchased the car through Amstar Motors in
January 2010. In good cosmetic condition externally at the time of
purchase, the new owner felt the interior could use a little freshening
up and entrusted the 300 SE to Car Interior Plus of Artarmon, Sydney,
recognised as one of the leading trimmers of classic Mercedes-Benz in
Australia. The upholstery, carpets and trim were all professionally
restored or replaced using only factory correct materials, the timber
rejuvenated and a brand new hood fitted, along with a new windscreen.
Carefully maintained by marque specialists over the past five years, the
engine has been rebuilt as well as a new cylinder head fitted in 2015.
Examples of Mercedes-Benz' mid-1960s flagship cabriolet rarely come on
the market, particularly in factory right-hand drive guise and, unlike
this car, most of those have been treated indifferently. Stylish,
practical and comfortable, the 300 SE Cabriolet is considerably rarer
than its more highly fancied siblings like the 280 SE 3.5 and Pagoda
range, yet until recently it has been somewhat overlooked by collectors.
Currently registered on the personal plates '65-MERC' in NSW until
February 2017, the Mercedes-Benz comes with some history and