Car

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Mercedes-Benz

1965

300SE

3 Liter Inline Six

90,000 Miles
Body Style: Convertible
Exterior: Dark Bordeaux Red
Interior: Black

The Classic Car Gallery is proud to offer this elegant 1965 Mercedes-Benz 300SE Convertible. This was the top-of-the-line Mercedes convertible of the era, with special features such as extra sound deadening, extra chrome-plated brass trim, powerful three-liter aluminum engine based on the last-series 300SL Roadster, and self-leveling air suspension. Just 708 examples were made over the entire production run from 1962 to 1967. This is a very rare car. She was recently the recipient of a thorough cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment by Red Line Restorations of Bridgeport, Ct. Red Line is well know for their many Pebble Beach quality restorations. She was taken down to bare metal, all panels were straightened and aligned. One of the finest paint jobs we have seen was applied, and the car shows a mirror like finish. All door and panel gaps are excellent. The chrome is likewise excellent. New tires were installed, the air suspension valves were replace, the air pump and hoses were all refreshed, the brake were serviced, as was the fuel pump, power steering pump, steering box, motor mounts, and fuel injection. The interior is in excellent condition. The carpets are new, the front leather seats have been reupholstered while the rear seats are original, and are in fine shape with a great patina. The black convertible top is new. The wood instrument binnacle and dash top trim were stained and clear coated. The wood is beautiful. We have recent receipts for over $30k documenting the work done. This unique, elegant car is a joy to drive and offers wonderful performance. The last of the truly hand built Mercedes, this long legged cruiser is happy around town and cruises effortlessly at 80 mph with amazing grace.

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