This is a very rare Mercedes-Benz 300SE W112, being 1 of only 78 cars ever produced in right hand drive. This was the epitome of luxury, refinement and performance in a 4 seater cabriolet in the 1960's. A coachbuilt car with air suspension and the same 3.0 litre engine used in the famous 300SL Gullwing.
Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new flagship two-door, four seater W112 models at the 1962 Geneva Motor Show. Closely related to the W111 SEb variants and sharing similar Paul Bracq design traits, the elegant W112 coupé and cabriolet were differentiated by exclusive interior and exterior appointments and featured a higher standard specification. The most expensive Mercedes-Benz models of their time, these 300 SE Cabriolets had a list price that was twice that of Jaguar’s E-Type.
This extremely rare and handsome 300 SE convertible is one of the very desirable flagship models, it was discontinued in late 1967 and thus only 78 righthand drive cars were thought to have been produced. The 300 SE employed a fuel injected version of Mercedes-Benz 2,996cc and 170bhp engine and sharing the engine with the beautiful 300 SL Gullwing.
Featuring a hydro-pneumatic, self-levelling system, the 300 SE was good for 120mph. With the, rarer still, manual gearbox found only on earlier cars and power steering, this car drives effortlessly and it can easily be argued that the Mercedes 300 SE was a car before its time.