Mercedes-Benz 300SE/300SEL/300SE SALOON/COUPE & CABRIOLET
1961-1965, 5202 produced. (300SE)
1961-1965, 1546 produced. (300SEL)
1961-1967, 3127 produced. (Coupe and Cabriolet)
Mercedes added range-topping 300SE and 300SEL versions to its range in 1961 based on the same shell and chassis as the smaller 220 models. The 300's were powered by fuel injected 3.0 litre, six cylinder engines and featured the same self-levelling, air-suspension as the 600 Limousine.
The 300SE could be specified with either Saloon, Coupe or Cabriolet coachwork. The long wheelbase 300SEL was stretched by 4ins and came only as a four door Saloon.
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Buyers Guide - Mercedes stacked headlight saloons
|Publication||Practical Classics June 2002|
|Buyers Guide - Mercedes stacked headlight saloons - Once you've fought past the complicated model numbers and worked out that not all versions are horrifically complicated, a Mercedes saloon can make a great classic buy.|
Safety in style - Mercedes Benz 300SE
|Publication||Classics Monthly July 2005|
|Safety in style - Mercedes Benz 300SE - Always famed for luxury, Mercedes Benz also have an enviable reputation for passenger safety. Mike Renaut drives one of the first models to build that reputation.|
Road Test - Mercedes-Benz 220/300SE 'Fintail'
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 24 March 2005|
|Road Test - Mercedes-Benz 220/300SE ’Fintail’ - Built 1959-69, two-and four-door saloons, estates. Front-engined, rear-wheel-drive, 2195cc and 2996cc six-cylinder overhead-cam engines.|
Buying Power - Mercedes Fintails 1959-67
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 14th January 2004|
|Buying Power - Mercedes Fintails 1959-67 - Mercedes-Benz built it's reputation for engineering exellence when it launched the Fintail range of cars forty-five years ago. Michael Hayes looks at how well they've lasted and tells you how to find a minter.|