Mercedes-Benz 300d 1959 posters

Mercedes-Benz 300d

The Mercedes-Benz Type 300 (chassis codes W186, W188, and W189) were the company's largest and most-prestigious models throughout the 1950s. Acting as the predecessor to modern-day S-Class, the Type 300 characterized elegance, power, exclusivity, and expense. It was also referred to as the Adenauer after Konrad Adenauer, the Chancellor of Germany in those days. He had made use of six of these cars himself during his term as Chancellor. The majority of the company's sales during this period were the less-pricey Ponton series. Both the Type 300 and the Ponton series were replaced by the "Heckflosse" cars of the early 1960s. W186The W186 Type 300 was essentially a pre-war chassis with more up-to-date styling. It was powered by an advanced 3 L (2996 cc/182 in³) straight-6 engine. The vehicle was available in the form of a sedan or cabriolet, both of which had four doors and seating for six people. It was equipped with a useful rear load-levelling suspension, enabling the driver to switch and operate it with the control board. Several luxurious features were added to the Type 300, such as a Becker Radio, VHF Mobile Telephone, and Dictation Machine. Some of Adenauer's cars even possessed writing desks, sirens, curtains, and a dividing partition. As a variation of the 300 line-up, a special Innenlenker model (also simply known as the Type 300 Lang) was available featuring a longer wheelbase of 20 cm (7.9 in). The addition of power brakes was made with the Type 300 b in 1954. And in September 1955 when the Type 300 c was released, a bigger rear window was attached. The 300 c was priced at a whopping $10,864 in the US while the convertible was far more expensive at $14,231. This model would also come with swing axle independent rear suspension. The Type 300 d (chassis code W189) was introduced in August 1957 offering a B-pillar-less hardtop look. Production of this model continued until March 1962 with 3,077 units created. It was fitted with a compression ratio of 8.55:1 and Bosch fuel injection producing a maximum output power of 160 hp (119 kW). The limousine version of the game was subsequence replaced by the W112 300SE and the lesser W111 220/230 until the W108/W109 250/280/300 was manufactured in 1965. W188In 1952, Mercedes-Benz also released their most luxurious production vehicle up to date; the "W188" Type 300 S. This 2+2 coupe, cabriolet (with landau bars), or roadster was a carriage closely related to the W186 300, marketed as a top-grade luxury car globally. Engine output could produce a horsepower of 150 at 5000 rpm with the combination of 7.8:1 compression and triple Solex carburettors. The Type 300 Sc, launched in 1955, was fitted with Mercedes-Benz's "low-pivot" rear independent suspension and fuel injection, coupled with two chromes strips which lad to be identified.

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