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1965 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SE

$159,950 Excluding government charges

The W112-chassis line was launched by Mercedes-Benz in 1961 initially as the 300SE sedan, offering more power from its M189 3.0L straight-six than its lesser 2.2L W111 stablemate with which it shared the “Fintail” (or Heckflosse) bodywork. The two-door coupé and convertible W112 300SE both appeared a year later in 1962 and shared their bodywork with the 220SE W111 coupé and convertible, the clean and elegant lines of which had been designed by Frenchman Paul Bracq. In both cases – sedan and coupé/cabriolet – the 300SE was designed to be a serious step-up from the W111 in power, luxury, performance, exclusivity, and price. In many ways it was the Maybach of its day, offering an upmarket version of an existing line with a number of important distinguishing and luxurious features. These items included exclusive use of the 170 horsepower 3.0L engine, standard automatic transmission, power steering and self-levelling suspension; along with liberal use of leather, walnut timber trim and exterior chrome compared with the W111 equivalents. The W112 series ran through until 1968, and in total just 9,875 units were delivered to customers globally across sedan and coupé/cabriolet versions…a tiny number by any standard, making the 300SE a very exclusive model line indeed. Just 2,419 of these were coupés, and we are very proud to be able to offer this captivatingly beautiful example from 1965.

Finished in White Grey (158) with a Natural Beige leather (219) interior, this particular coupé was built in right-hand drive form (one of fewer than 300 reportedly ever built) to special order by a gentleman in Adelaide in April 1965 at the Sindelfingen works. It was delivered to him by B.E.A. Motors Mercedes-Benz and remarkably has remained in his family until recently – and even still bears its original South Australian number plate 26-006 (not transferable). It comes complete with all its original books, manuals and paperwork including the warranty card for the factory-fitted Becker Grand Prix push-button radio. It has covered 182,147 miles and in recent years has benefited from new paint and trim to match the originals. Quite simply this is a breathtaking car, with the quality, originality and attention-to-detail of every aspect being second-to-none. The interior features the optional and ultra-rare factory “Safari” seat option, which is effectively four individual bucket seats. These special seats are also different in their design from the typical types seen in most W111 coupés, with a more lightweight, streamlined backrest design echoing something you might expect to see in an SL roadster. The dash is finished in lustrous walnut, which includes the instrument binnacle and all the trim around the base of the windscreen and the door pillars. Leather is literally used everywhere, including for the door trims and even the rear parcel shelf. We would encourage any serious Mercedes-Benz collector to make an appointment with us to view this unique, one-owner and very rare W112 as soon as possible, as recent sales both here and overseas would indicate that this car is already a rapidly-appreciating and highly-desirable classic. It is very rare that we see a car of this age with the quality of provenance found with this one, and we look forward to showing it to you. Please note: the South Australian number plates shown in our images are not transferable.

We are a boutique dealership located in a warehouse just 15 minutes from the Sydney CBD and 15 minutes from the airport. We pride ourselves on the quality of our cars and specialise in Mercedes-Benz. Our stock is hand-picked and each car is meticulously checked prior to being offered for sale by a specialist third-party technician. We are MTA members and agents for NSW Roads and Maritime Services, enabling us to transfer registrations and perform other transactions such as number plate transfer from our office. A range of other services is also offered including the transport of cars to any state or overseas, and competitive financing rates for all cars including older ones. Our showroom is indoors and off-street parking is available for our customers inside. We are Mercedes-Benz Club members and specialise in the brand, and aim to provide our customers with a high level of personalised service befitting of the unique cars that we offer.

182,147 km
2D COUPE
White Grey
3 Speed, AUTOMATIC
6 Cylinder, 3L
43
RWD
Petrol
26006
10-01-22
04/65
04/65
11202122008115
18998722000615

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Unique Motor Garage

184 New Canterbury Road, Petersham New South Wales 2049

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