The RM Auctions Arizona 2013 sale will be held January 18th at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, with a handpicked selection of some 80 collector cars crossing the block at the 14th annual auction. In addition to a fantastic trio of Shelbys which headlining early entries for the 2013 RM Auctions Arizona sale, one more rare car – Mercedes-Benz 300Sc will be the highlight of upcoming event. One of 49 examples produced and featuring coachwork by Sindelfingen, a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Cabriolet, chassis 188.013.6500077, has an estimated price of $800,000–$1,000,000.
Considered by many to be the “ultimate” 300, the 300Sc was introduced in 1955, and features 175 bhp, 2,996 cc overhead-cam fuel-injected inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, rear swing axles with coil springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 114.25 in.
The car’s dark blue paint is in excellent condition, with straight body panels and impeccable chrome. The blue top is just as fine, complemented by the grey leather upholstery, which exhibits only the slightest amount of wear. The luggage remains in excellent condition and displays little-to-no wear.
It is also important to note that this one of Mercedes-Benz’s most desirable post-war products, chassis 6500077 is astoundingly nicely documented, including correspondence from previous owners.