Launched in late 1951, the 300 was the largest and most prestigious model created by Mercedes Benz post World War II. With virtues of silence, flexibility and lightness of control, the 300 offered the perfect blend of traditional and modern motoring elements. The later and upgraded 300 D was released in 1957, a four-door tourer equal in luxury and price but superior in performance to the rival Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. The new 300 D featured a longer wheel base with improved chassis rigidity, Bosch mechanical fuel injection, an automatic Borg Warner transmission as standard and finned drum brakes for improved cooling. The revised car also now offered an impressive 160hp. Australian delivered to Melbourne, corresponding to the bill of sale this unrestored and matching numbers 300 D sold new for £8,000 in 1959, 20 times more expensive than a standard Holden family sedan. Optioned in Black coachwork over red leather interior, this example also features air-conditioning, the original Becker Brescia radio, signature pillarless windows, and unspoiled handmade timber trim including the dash and door cards- front to back. Accompanying the car is a beautiful history file compiling registrat
1959 mercedes benz 300 d black 4-door air-con manual red-leather warranty german petrol saloon leather red-interior
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