1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC Roadster
In October 1951, Daimler-Benz presented the Mercedes-Benz 300 S at the Paris Motor Show. In addition to the coupe variant, production of which began in 1952, there were also a convertible A and a roadster. In technical terms, the 300 S was largely based on the 300 sedan and positioned as a particular representative car with a sporty touch – meeting the highest demands made on roadholding and speed. The engine (110 kW/150 hp) gave the car a remarkable top speed of 175 km/h. The revised 300 Sc version made its debut in September 1955. It was now fitted with a single-joint swing axle with a low pivot point; direct injection replacing the carburetors raised engine output to 129 kW (175 hp). Both versions, the 300 S and the 300 Sc, ranked among the most exclusive Mercedes-Benz passenger car models in the post-war period and, like the 300 SL, are highly coveted classics among vintage car enthusiasts today.
Chassis & Sales
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadster - sold for $660,000
This sublimely restored example has been treated to a no-expense-spared thorough restoration, both mechanically and cosmetically, with breathtaking results. It is certainly one of the finest examples in existence.
The consignor of this magnificent Sc, a noted authority on early post-war Mercedes-Benz, purchased the car in 2005, disassembled but complete, from well-known Mercedes-Benz club member Lynn Yakel, who had owned it since 1972. A kn... more
Gallery: 2011 Scottsdale Auction by Gooding & Company
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadster 188.015.5500026 - sold for $962,500
One of Only 53 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Roadsters Built. Meticulous Restoration by Don Mertz. Matching-Numbers Example. The Mercedes-Benz Flagship Model of the 1950s. Fitted with Five-Piece Luggage Set and Becker Radio. Offered with Mercedes-Benz Build Sheets and Restoration Records.
Gallery: 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC Roadster 188.015.5500030 - sold for $990,000
One of Only 53 Sc Roadsters Built. Multiple First Place Winner. Thorough Restoration by Marque and Model Experts. The Most Sporting of the Flagship 300 Series. Arguably the Marque’s Finest Postwar Luxury Car.
Gallery: The Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company