1953 Mercedes Benz 300 Adenauer (W186) Original, refreshed "Barn Find"

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series Cloth

Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300-Series
SubModel: Adenauer
Type: Sedan
Trim: Cloth
Year: 1953
Mileage: 80,000
VIN: request
Color: Blue-Gray
Engine: 3.0L I-6
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Boulder, Colorado, United States
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CAME CLOSE TO MY RESERVE PRICE but didn't sell. RE-LIST with No reserve other than the starting price (where the last bids left off). 1953 Mercedes Benz 300 Adenauer. W186. Barnfind. All original. Pulled from farm/barn storage since 1964. One US Owner. Soldier in Germany imported the car to dry Colorado.Vehicle sold "As-Is". Runs and drives. Very original and correct car. Key components re-freshed/replaced.Car has been hand cleaned up from the farm dirt, dust and grease (still more to do). Remains in Original condition. Only the items which were totally worn/faded or in need of immediate mechanical repair have been touched. Body is very, very solid. No paintwork or sandblasting done. Carb's rebuilt. Radiator and heat exchangers have been professionally cleaned/tested. All new fuel lines and heater/cooling hoses. New white-whitewall period correct tires. Interior seats re-upholstered in gray Bedford thin-line "corduroy" cloth. Solid wood dash and door trim re-finished. Floors are 100% original with no rust anywhere. Original horsehair padding intact and in excellent condition. (You won't find a car with floors this perfectly original anywhere). Underside frame has no rust (essentially protected by the central oiling system and farm/barn dirt!). Trunk is solid without rust. Chrome is shiny with some pitting. Bumpers are in need of re-chrome.Other than surface rust/patina there is very minimal rust rear wheel wells (forward facing) and one spot on lower driver side rear door. No rust on frame/suspension.
Exterior remains with its original paint and 50 years of storage patina.Underside untouched. NEW: Seats professionally upholstered, Battery, Carbs professionally rebuilt, Coker Tires, Dash/Wood trim refinished, Brake Master Cylinder and Slave cylinders professionally rebuilt, Fuel/Brake lines, radiator refresh, electric fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator, OEM thermostat,
HISTORY:
NY Times from May 1964 found in car. "US Armed Forces In Germany 1961" license plate as well as Colorado 1961 plate.
Numbers matching. Details per data card - Exterior Color: Bluegrau Interior: Gray cloth
Original wool headliner in great shape as are the visors and window glass all around.
Becker Nurnberg radio (rare, worth $2k alone).
Many photos in Photobucket available upon request. (or see details in CL ad below)
1) Current2) B&W barn storage photos3) Barnfind pics4) Refresh workhttp://boulder.craigslist.org/cto/5822762259.htmlCould use a gas tank cleaning, carb adjustments and possibly rebuilt of starter (beginning to show some weakness even with new battery).