1965 Mercedes Benz 300SE Prototype Floor Shift RHD Cabriolet 112 111 220 250 280
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: 300-Series
- Trim: CV
- Year: 1965
- Mileage: 99,999
- VIN: 112.023-22-007544
- Engine size: 6 CYL
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1965 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series
1965 Mercedes-Benz 300SE Prototype Floor Shift RHD Cabriolet
A true barn find we discovered this Cabriolet with the LHD conversion in progress.
As this Cabriolet should retain the RHD configuration we acquired and will include in the sale a RHD w111 Coupe Parts Car
This particular example is historically significant as it is the documented prototype for the Floor Shift Automatic Transmission. As documented by the Produktions-Auftrag Chassis Number 112.023-22-007544 was delivered to Mercedes-Benz London as a test vehicle for the floor shift transmission. The factory team including former head of vehicle development and creator of the 300 SLR engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut specified that this vehicle would include components for column shift as well as the floor shift prototype components. Interestingly the Produktions-Auftrag directs MB London to test the vehicle for no more than 200 Kilometers and then return the Cabriolet to the factory for retail customer preparation.
Documented Prototype Test Vehicle for the Floor Shift Automatic Transmission
1 of only 92 Right Hand Drive (RHD) 300se Cabriolets
Only 708 300se Cabriolets Produced in Total
Numbers Matching Engine verified by Mercedes Data Card
Without a doubt this 300se is a worthwhile historically significant Cabriolet suitable for a Concours restoration.
It certainly is one of the rarest and most desirable w112 300se Cabriolets in existence!**If you are serious about buying please bid or contact me as I often end auctions early**WE HAVE OTHER CLASSIC MERCEDES AND PORSCHE AVAILABLE:www.picasaweb.google.com/offleasemotorsCall Mike with any questions386.334.0709A note about photos: Click on the photo tile or slideshow below and you will be directed to our Picassa web album. We have more pics on the Picassa album than posted here on eBay. The photos are high resolution and can be downloaded (go to "Actions" tab and "Download to Picassa") if you have a Picassa account. Once downloaded you can zoom in on the a pic and can view excellent detail.If you are a MAC or iPad user you probably will not see the slideshow belowbut can still reach Picassa by clicking on the tile below.
CLICK ICON BELOW FOR HIGH-RES PHOTOS1965 Mercedes Benz 300SE Rare 1 of 92 RHD Cabriolet Floor Shift Prototype 112.023-22-007544Photo Slideshow 300se CabrioletPhoto Slideshow 250se Parts Car Sales Tax and Registration:I am a licensed Florida dealer. If you are a resident of Florida I must collect sales tax of your county of residence and register the vehicle for you. If you are an out of state resident and plan on taking delivery of thevehiclein Florida I must collect the sales tax of your state of residence. If you are an out of state resident and will have the vehicle shipped to you I do not have to collect any tax. If thevehicleis being exported out of the USA no tax is due in the USA.Terms of sale: Seller shall not be responsible for the correct description authenticity genuineness or defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. Seller makes no warranty as to accuracy of mileage. Vehicle is sold in the AS-IS Condition. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness imperfection defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or her self as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any statements. Feel free to ask any questions or request pictures of any area of the car that you feel is important and I might have missed. All vehicles shipped are FOB Daytona Beach FL regardless of which party books and/or pays for shipping. This is a legally binding contract and by bidding you agree to purchase the vehicle pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the auction. This contract is governed by Florida law with venue located in Volusia County Florida.