vineri, 26 februarie 2016

Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupé 1957 - World Of Classic Cars -

Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupé 1957

Introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc featured the detuned engine from the 300 SL, including Bosch mechanical fuel injection, and was rumoured to have a true output of around 200 brake horsepower, significantly more than was stated. To remind any vehicles it had just passed, an ‘Einspritzmotor’ badge, referring to its fuel-injected engine, was emblazoned on the rear bumper. A further development fitted to the car from the 300 SL was the ‘low-pivot’ swing-axle rear suspension for comfortable touring.
Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupé 1957

Available as a roadster, cabriolet, or coupé, it was aimed at celebrities and high-profile individuals. It was hand-built to order with no regard to cost to meet their exacting requirements, including a choice of wood veneers, leather, and wool. Design details featured an ashtray that self-emptied into a catch-bin, options on rear seating arrangements, and either a Becker Mexico or Grundig radio was standard fitment with two large speakers in the foot wells. Accentuating its grand touring nature was the elegant fitted luggage specifically designed for the boot, which also came as standard with the car. The result was a car that beat its rivals in both performance and luxury.
Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupé 1957

The vehicle shown here is a beautiful example that has been subject to a complete restoration. As the original Mercedes-Benz data card reveals, it left the production line in 1957 destined for the New York dealership. It was fully loaded with features, including the Becker Mexico radio, which is still fitted to the vehicle. The black bodywork retains all the original chrome work, which was individually made to fit each car. Inside, the deep cream leather is matched with original handles and fittings capped off with the carefully restored walnut dashboard. The rear compartment includes a purpose-built stowage compartment, and exquisite fitted suitcases remain with the vehicle.