1953 Mercedes Benz 300 Adenauer. Barnfind. All original. Pulled from farm/barn storage since 1964. One US Owner. Soldier in Germany imported the car to dry Colorado.
NEW: Seat upholstery, Battery, Carb rebuild, Coker Tires, Dash/Wood trim refinished, Brake Master Cylinder and Slave cylinders professionally rebuilt, Fuel/Brake lines, radiator refresh.
NY Times from May 1964 found in car. “US Armed Forces In Germany 1961” license plate as well as Colorado 1961 plate.
Numbers matching. Details per data card – Exterior Color: Bluegrau Interior: Gray cloth
Original wool headliner in great shape as are the visors and window glass all around.
Becker Nurnberg radio (rare, worth $2k alone).
Car runs and drives. Currently brake Master Cylinder and six-wheel slave cylinders have been sent out for professional rebuilding by WhitePost Restorations. New brake lines installed.
Car has been hand cleaned up from the farm dirt, dust and grease (still more to do). Remains in Original condition. Only the items which were totally worn/faded or in need of immediate mechanical repair have been touched. Body is very, very solid. No paintwork or sandblasting done. Carb’s rebuilt. Radiator and heat exchangers have been professionally cleaned/tested. All new fuel lines and heater/cooling hoses. New white-whitewall period correct tires. Interior seats re-upholstered in gray Bedford thin-line “corduroy” cloth. Solid wood dash and door trim re-finished. Floors are 100% original with no rust anywhere. Original horsehair padding intact and in excellent condition. (You won’t find a car with floors this perfectly original anywhere). Underside frame has no rust (essentially protected by the central oiling system and farm/barn dirt!). Trunk is solid without rust. Chrome is shiny with some pitting. Bumpers are in need of re-chrome.
Exterior remains with its original paint and 50 years of storage patina.