An extremely unique collectors jewel indeed. Still in amazingly pristine condition, the Mercedes-Benz W189 model 300d is a four-door luxury tourer produced by Mercedes-Benz between 1957 and 1962. It was the company’s flagship model at the time, equivalent to the modern S-Class and Maybach and was equal in features and price but superior in performance to the rival Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. Favored by statesmen and business leaders.
All but hand-built as the company flagship, the 300 is often identified as an Adenauer after Konrad Adenauer, the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Technologically advanced, the fuel injected 3.0 L inline-6 “Type 300” was regarded as a “driver’s” car, sharing numerous design innovations and mechanical components with the iconic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing”, including engine, suspension, and chassis. Designed to give reliable service under prolonged hard use, the engine features deep water jackets, thermostatically controlled oil cooling, copper-lead bearings, a hardened crankshaft and a 4-Speed Manual transmission.