300 (W186, W189)

300 (W186, W189)

The 300 (1951 - 1962) was fitted with a modern 6-cylinder 2996 cc engine. The elegant bodywork rested upon what was essentially a pre-war chassis, although suitably modified. The headlamps were integrated into the wings giving the car a modern look. One of the most remarkable features was the rear suspension that could be modified by a switch on the dashboard to accomodate heavier loads.

Mercedes-Benz 300 Innenlenker

Mercedes-Benz 300 Innenlenker

The Innenlenker model shown above (aka 300 c Lang) was 10 cm longer. The wheelbase was 20 cm longer than the normal model. Strapontins and a separation panel were optional extras.

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300

Various modifications were introduced during the 11 years the car was in production. Notable changes include standard power assisted braking on the 300 b from 1954 onwards, larger rear window in September 1955 (300 c), centre pillar removed in 1957 (300 d).

Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet D

Mercedes-Benz 300 Cabriolet D

Mercedes-Benz 300

Mercedes-Benz 300

Read all about the 300 Roadster and Coupé at: Mercedes Veterans