Flagship: ’65 Mercedes-Benz 300SE Coupe
We have featured a few W112 Coupes before but never the top of the range 300SE. The Coupe and the Cabriolet were the pinnacle of Mercedes-Benz luxury of the period. It was mechanically sophisticated with the M189 Big-Block inline 6 and a score of luxury features like a supple air suspension. The interior was graced with leather and a choice of woods and the dash was treated to sporty round gauges instead of the plebian vertical thermometer in the Fintail sedan. The ratio between sedans and coupes was like 40:1 making them pretty special cars. These cars are wonderful classics to own and in good fettle are a joy to drive and have some upside valuation opportunities. But they have to be the right car in the right condition. You do not want to be the one to restore one of these unless it is for sentimental reasons. Wait and find a good one that has been well-kept like today’s featured car. It is a special one. We love the color combination and the attention to detail is evident throughout. Many of these cars have had owners that took the easy way out of a repair by replacing complicated standard equipment parts like the air suspension with a standard suspension. It works fine but it obliterates the valuation. This Tunis Beige Coupe has been recently serviced and wait, did we mention it is a rare 4-speed floor shift car? Very cool indeed. The automatics are nice although some say the shifts are bit too abrupt. So the 4-speed sounds like all the fun. Read the listing for a detailed description. The Coupes are undervalued right now and that always presents a opportuntiy for those who know quality. If it was a Cabriolet, it might be pushing $70,000. We think this one could be had for less than half that amount. That kind of build quality is rarely seen at that price. Click here for the eBay listing.