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.
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 Auction Source: 2011 Scottsdale Auction by Gooding & Company