- Top model of Mercedes back then
- Previously more expensive than the Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing
- One of only 216 examples
The internally W 188 mentioned two-door cars were presented in October 1951 at the Salon de l'Automobile in Paris. The bodies were designed by Hermann Ahrens, who is already responsible for the 540 K. Large radiator grille with a Mercedes star as large, to freestanding fenders with recessed headlamps, dominated the front of the 300 S models, which continued to attract attention by their shape with long hood and short tail. Ahrens had cleverly hidden the entrances in the doors. The 300 S thus stylistically ties in with the elegant pre-war compressor cars. He is, in addition to the sports car 300 SL, the last Mercedes-Benz car, which is still designed as a classic frame vehicle. The representative car is largely based on the type 300 but has a shortened chassis with 150 millimeters less wheelbase.
With a total of 760 produced units, a W 188 is rarer than the famous "Gullwing" 300 SL. Over the entire production period, the W 188 was the most expensive vehicle in the Mercedes range.
This 300 S Coupé has been in the last hand for a long time and was restored about 20 years ago.
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