For Sale: 1966 Mercedes-Benz 300SE in St. Louis, Missouri

$69,900

Vehicle Description

1966 Mercedes-Benz 300SE Opera Coupe: incredible original condition

Rare and desirable 300SE Coupe

Just in from southern California

Original California black plate car

One of only 497 built

Gorgeous factory correct color combination

Perfect 300SE for drive or excellent candidate for a full concours restoration

Power 4-wheel disc brakes

Incredibly well optioned

Top-of-the-line two-door model costing twice as much as the standard 280SE Coupe

Documentation includes owner’s manual, log book, tool roll, data card copy and more

Over $10,000 spent a recent complete mechanical servicing


Options include:

Factory air conditioning
Power windows
Becker grand prix am/fm radio
Chrome 300 fender trim
Fog lights
European headlamps
New whitewall tires


Performs wonderfully

Tremendous investment potential

A collector's dream!

Mercedes-Benz’s redesigned 300 models of the early 1960s, known internally within the company as the W112, featured fresh, new slab-sided styling, as well as an all-aluminium, overhead-cam six-cylinder engine, advanced and comfortable pneumatic suspension, and automatic transmission as standard equipment; a manual gearbox could still be had optionally, but it was seldom-ordered. Selling at nearly twice the price of the lower-level 200 series, this was the most expensive “standard” Mercedes of the early 1960s, outside of the custom-built 600 models, and it was a regular sight at the world’s most exclusive locales. 

The 1966 Mercedes-Benz 300SE Opera Coupe featured here is finished in gorgeous Light Beige with an impeccably kept original black leather interior. This magnificent motorcar is an original California car that still retains its original black plates. Accompanying this investment-grade 300SE Coupe is its original owner’s manual, logbook, tool roll, data card and more. Over $10,000 was spent during a recent complete servicing, ensuring that this car drives and performs like new. To come cross an example such as this and in stunning original condition is truly a great find. We are proud to offer this wonderful 300SE Opera Coupe to the most sophisticated collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates and understands the potential of this great marque. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last ten years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. This is an incredible opportunity to own one of the best examples in the world at an investment price. Buy with confidence. 

185 bhp, 2,996 cc single overhead-cam inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed automatic transmission, upper/lower A-arm front suspension with coil springs, swing axle rear suspension with coil springs, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,750 mm

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Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1001431
  • Price:$69,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:300SE
  • Exterior Color:Light Beige
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:Inline 6
  • Odometer:9196
  • Stock Number:406664
  • VIN:009343300SE
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive