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1952-1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300S/Sc Cabriolet/Roadster specifications


Built on a six inch shortened 300 saloon chassis, this still-giant two-seater harked back to the 540K of Mercedes’ pre-war glory days. Using a predecessor of its engine, the S was actually more expensive than the 300SL Gullwing in 1954. The quick way to tell the Cabriolet and Roadster apart is that the former has ‘pram irons’ on the side of the folding top. The Sc was introduced in 1955, the small ‘c’ denoting that the engine has Bosch fuel injection.

Production

  • Production:
    760
  • Price at launch:
    £5,529
  • Price (excellent)
    £150,000
  • Price (good):
    £125,000
  • Price (average):
    £90,000
  • Price (project):
    £65,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    15.0secs
  • Top speed:
    109.0mph
  • Power:
    148.0bhp
  • Torque:
    178.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, double wishbone, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Swing axle, coil spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4730mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2900mm
  • Width:
    1910mm
  • Height:
    1510mm

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