1960 Mercedes "ADENAUER" 300D Original owner, low miles

1960 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300-Series
Type: Pillarless Sedan
Trim: 1960 Mercedes "-ADENAUER"- 300D
Year: 1960
Mileage: 53,000
VIN: 18901012002406
Color: Green
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: Rear
Interior color: Grey/Green
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 1960

Purchased from the estate of the original owner this 300d has been regularly driven. accumulating only 53K miles so far which is backed up by the extensive service history. Purchased new at the Mercedes Benz dealer in Tokyo. Japan by the original owner who at the time was an Air Force Officer. He and his wife eventually came back to the states bringing the car with him to Florida where they lived for the next 10 or so years. Backed up by registration documents. They then moved to Georgia where they kept the car for the rest of there lives. Everything is original except the paint which was resprayed 30 years ago and amazingly still has a good shine and would look even better with a polish. Car comes with books. records. original rear side window storage bag. and an impossible to find COMPLETE tool kit. Mechanics: upon examination it appears car has been cared for very well! There is a newer mild stainless Mercedes OE exhaust fitted - 5 years old at most. Everything works aside from the radio and clock. Headlights. turn signals. brake lights. electronic suspension raises and lowers flawlessly. alternator. wipers. blower motor. ALL gauges. glove box light and switch. and deafening original horns all function as intended. Steering is tight. doors. hood. and trunk close like bank vaults! This is a wonderful rare classic car that commands great respect thus it is referred to as the Adenauer after Chancellor Adenauer who had such great pride in his stable of 300D Mercedes that he was known to take one wherever his political office required him to travel. Engine runs great with a complete service performed at E. U. Autoworks. tune up completed using original Mercedes parts including valve adjustment/Valve cover gasket. Spark plugs (Bosch W6DC). Wires and metal wire sheath. points/gap/dwell. Timing adjustment. Cap/Rotor. Injectors replaced. oil change 15-40 Shell Rotella. air/fuel/oil filters. Full chassis lube/all grease points done. The engine starts at temperatures below freezing with no stumbling whatsoever (modern auto manufacturers could learn from this). It idles perfectly without missing at all. the steering pump drag compensator works flawlessly. the engine is smooth and has no measurable leaks of coolant or oil. Brakes were bled and function perfectly and the suspension just rolls over bumps with no clunking or creaking. This car could be driven at this point without doing anything to it. More likely though due to the vehicles pedigree and value it is the perfect candidate for a concourse restoration. The seasoned enthusiast/hobbyist/restorer would agree there is no better car to start with than an original driving survivor! Forget trying to resurrect a rusted out heap of bits and pieces. Body: Body is in unimaginably good condition given the age. There are however rust bubbles on the bottoms of the doors from moisture and a small bit of rust under to door handle on the drivers door which is common. Undercarriage is quite possibly the best condition undercarriage of any similar vintage vehicle available with no rust. Under the fender wells it looks like a 5 year old car there is not even surface rust on the uncoated underside of the fenders. Trunk is beautiful also of similar condition and from lack of use is as close to factory correct as possible including spare tire and leather tie down strap with no damaged or missing pieces whatsoever. The patina is light and even throughout the vehicle. there are no surprises with this car. Chrome: Bumpers and brackets are solid and look good . Two dings on middle of rear bumper. Some pitting and age marks on chrome around the windows. Interior: All original including the carpet. Front seats have some worn spots due to a combination of use and age but nothing unexpected. Headliner is great. Wood is original with no cracks. staining. or damage whatsoever. The original Becker Mexico does not work as stated earlier but it can be repaired by a radio shop for a menial charge as well as the clock - both minor nuisances. This is a prized original 300d with top quality history in top quality survivor condition. a rare sight and an even rarer find. A car that will be coveted for generations to come and a solid financial investment. For any questions or requests for further information of any kind feel free to call Justin at E. U. Autoworks - 651. 342. 0928Also need to add. I know of an excellent carrier who I use to transport some of my further afield customers vehicles. They are professional and careful which is hard to find. To ease the purchase I can arrange movement of the vehicle.