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