For Sale: 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300D in Atlanta, Georgia

Vehicle Description

Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300D. Affectionately known as an Adenauer, named after the post-war West German Chancellor who was regularly chauffeured in one. The 300D was the top Mercedes-Benz offering of the day and was used by heads of state and dignitaries worldwide. It was big, expensive and well appointed and remains a true presence on the road today. We are particularly fond of the pillarless hardtop design with removable rear quarter windows (so dictators and diplomats could wave to passersby without having to lean forward to clear the rearmost window).

This example is offered out of long-term collector ownership with 41,000 believed original miles. An older restoration addressed the paint, much of the chrome, an underside detail, seat upholstery, carpet and beautifully refinished interior wood. Tan wool square weave cocoa mats were recently fitted. We believe the door panels (with built-in attache cases) to be original. While very attractive, the older tuxedo black paint is not without some minor flaws and a few areas of lifting.

Power comes from a 3-liter overhead-camshaft inline-six with mechanical fuel injection mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission along with power steering and power brakes. BF Goodrich wide whitewalls are mounted on factory 15-inch wheels. A period air conditioning system is fitted in the trunk with controls hidden in the glove box. A major service was carried out at 39,000 miles which included a transmission rebuild, exhaust work and a suspension refresh at a cost of over $11,000. A more recent service addressed the brakes, tuning, fluids and fan belt.

This 300D is offered with its owners books, a number of service records, spare tire, jack and tire tools. For more information about this 1959 Mercedes-Benz W189 300D Adenauer for sale at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call 404-692-5250.

Vehicle Details

  • 1959 Mercedes-Benz 300D
  • Listing ID:CC-1545272
  • Price:$62,900
  • Location:Atlanta, Georgia
  • Year:1959
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:300D
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:41809
  • Stock Number:1364EC
  • VIN:18901012001822

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Motorcar Studio
1164 Zonolite Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
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