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Mercedes-Benz 300 Adenauer 4d-cabriolet 6-cyl (W186) — 1953

This is a high-end luxury car that was purchased brand new in Sweden. This car is in excellent collector's condition, with just three prior owners and a well-known history.

Ted Gryth
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"This car is in excellent condition, having been professionally restored to exhibition standards in its original design, with matching engine and transmission numbers."

2 250 000SEK
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Ted Gryth
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"This car is in excellent condition, having been professionally restored to exhibition standards in its original design, with matching engine and transmission numbers."


The lamp company Osram purchased the car brand new in Stockholm in 1953. It was most likely a management car or used by the CEO. For unknown reasons, Osram drove the car in and out of traffic in 1962. The car was purchased by a Mercedes expert in Skellefte in the early 1970s. He kept the car for a few years and summer-drove it before starting a four-year renovation in 1988. The car was purchased by the current owner, who is the third owner, in 2017. Since the renovation in 1992, the car has only covered 3000 kilometers and is in excellent condition.
The only thing worth mentioning is the crack in the windshield, which can be seen in the photo. The current owner is a large Mercedes collector who is selling the car because he believes it is underutilized.
Because the car was only used from 1953 to 1962, we estimate the total mileage to be 128,000 km. (The meter rolled over at 100,000 kilometers.) The vehicle is accompanied by paperwork. A large workshop manual is included, as well as a binder filled with receipts from the renovation.

Technical data

  • Year
  • Registration date
  • Mileage
    28008 km 
  • Kw / hp
    85 / 116 
  • Fuel Type
  • Transmission
  • Interior finish
    Red Leather 
  • Colour


  • Mechanical condition:

    The engine and transmission have been fully renovated and are in excellent working order.

  • Interior condition:

    Exceptionally good interior in excellent condition.

  • Exterior condition:

    Without comment, the chromework is in excellent condition and has been professionally repainted. There is a crack in the front windshield.

  • General condition:

    This luxurious and grand car is in excellent collectible condition and will impress even the most discerning car enthusiast. According to the owner, the car has matching numbers.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Itrafik 2018-05-16
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1990-05-04 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1990-05-17
Senast godkända besiktning: 2018-05-30
Besiktigad tom: -
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 3

Facts about the model

Den klassiska lyxbilen Mercedes-Benz 300 (W 186 och 189) är idag främst känd under sitt smeknamn, "Adenauer Mercedes". Modellen tillverkades under mer än 10 år från 1951 till och med 1962.
Konrad Adenauer, Förbundsrepubliken Tysklands första kansler, var en av de första användarna av denna nya flaggskeppsmodell från Mercedes-Benz. Modellen betraktas av många som Tysklands stora återkomst på den internationella bilmarknaden.

Just Cabriolet-versionen av W186 är idag mest eftersökt av samlare. Det tillverkades endast i 642 exemplar.
Bilen var den finaste bilen från Tyskland vid denna tid.
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Avancerad sexcylindrig motor med överliggande kamaxel, samma som i 300SL Måsvinge och Roadster.
Mekaniskt styrt insugningsgrenrör för bensininsprutning (från 1957)
Säkerhetslås med koniska stift för att förhindra att dörrarna öppnas vid tex en kolliision
Elektriskt manövrerad fjädring för nivåreglering med tunga laster
Uppvärmning med fläkt som standard
Luftkonditionering som tillval (från 1958)
Servostyrning som tillval (från 1958)

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