Mercedes-Benz 1958 300D Adenauer Convertible Sedan

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300D Adenauer Convertible Sedan
The term ""Adenauer,"" as applied to the Mercedes-Benz 300 series sedan and cabriolet models produced from 1951 to 1962, is historically derived from the name, Dr. Konrad Adenauer, then chancellor of Germany, who used 6 of these 300 models during his tenure.
Two years prior to the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz ""Ponton"" models, the Type 300D  ""Adenauer"" limousines were already being built by Daimler-Benz.  They were different in many respects from the Ponton models, but to the casual observer, they shared a similar outward appearance.  The main structural difference was that the Type 300 had a separate body and frame.  These traditionally luxurious and yet technologically advanced super-cars were primarily used by governments, heads of state, royalty and other members of the heavy wallet brigade.  Their engineering, luxury, high price and low production rates placed them at the very top of the already exclusive Daimler-Benz passenger vehicle hierarchy during the 1951-1962 period. 
Black with gray interior.  Auto, power steering, sunroof, 58k miles.  Over $20,000 spent on mechanics 2000 miles ago.  Black plate, California car.  Last owner for 45 years.  Full history, tools and books. Note the window configuration.   It may be the finest original example in existence.

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