Mercedes-Benz 300 Adenauer W 186
First registration 01.1955
Swiss road registration with veteran entry
When leasing was still a foreign word, it chauffeured the elite of the young Federal Republic, including its namesake Chancellor: the Mercedes-Benz 300.
Introduced at the IAA in 1951, the sedan was the fastest and most powerful production car in Germany at the time. During the six-year construction period, the 300 was revised several times: In addition to more power, improved brakes and an optional automatic transmission, there was an extended version with a cut-off wheel starting in 1956. The six-cylinder, three-liter engine produced between 115 and 125 hp. This allowed speeds of up to 163 km/h – a utopian figure at the time.
The Chancellor of the German Economic Miracle Republic made its most noble sedan immortal: The car-savvy Konrad Adenauer chose the Stuttgart top model as his official car. For this reason alone, the 300 found its way into the automotive history book as the “Adenauer Mercedes”. More importantly, Mercedes-Benz and Germany as an automobile nation reached world-class level again after the war with the 300.
Until the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz 600 (W 100) in 1964, the W 186 was “the” German state limousine par excellence, which was also used by some heads of state of other countries. Likewise, many a prominent personality was the owner of a Mercedes-Benz 300.
This Mercedes-Benz 300 Adenauer comes from a large Mercedes-Benz collection that was liquidated and offers top value for money. The car was taken out of service in 2019 and has not been moved since. It is ready to run, but needs minor maintenance and is sold by us as is.
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