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Unique Mercedes 300 SE 1968 Cabriolet W112
The 300SE Cabriolet is actually more rare than the famous and very expensive Gull-wing. Only some 53 of these convertibles were made in 1967, the last year they were produced (1962 - 67). They were hand-assembled and fitted.
This one is unique because it was built by Mercedes to be the prototype for the 1968 version and was featured at the Internationale Automobil Ausstellung show. Hence, its factory alloy wheels, polished fuel lines, manifold, and chrome hardware, burl-elm dash and trim with softening leather overlays, all custom-made by Mercedes for the car show.
At the time, these 300SE Cabriolets cost almost as much as a Rolls-Royce. They had the same air-suspension as the 600 Mercedes Limosine and more advanced-engineering, like the engine-interlock which secures the seats against an accident.
Mercedes decided to cancel further production and no other 1968's were made -
this one is unique.
Only 50 K original miles.
3.0 Liter aluminum-engine, steel-lined for its 6 fuel-injected cylinders (SE - "Super, Einspritzen", super injection). Auto-transmission, frameless uni-body construction (no rust anywhere), power-steering. Full-leather creme interior, carpet.
This 300SE is unique, yet more common examples have won the Chairman's Award at the Hilton Head Concours in 2008 and other awards.
Current owner is only the third, and has owned it since 1988. The second owner was a gentleman from Irvine, California who actually flew it here from Germany on Lufthansa airline. Some documentation accompanies car. We welcome your questions.
This good-looking SE Cabriolet runs well and is very comfortable - ready to enjoy today. A unique find for a serious collector who could go the last 10% and totally perfect it.
It will only increase in value because it is unique. A buy at only $150,000.