Mercedes Benz introduced the300SE Coupe and Cabriolet at the 32nd Geneva Motor Show as their new top-of-the-line two door four seater models. Built from 1962 - 1967 the 300SE models were the most expensive Mercedes-Benz automobiles of their time. The 300 SE cars were hand built to be ultra-luxurious with more wood, more leather and more chrome. The 300 SE cars had the powerful 3.0-liter ‘Gullwing' engine, the highly-sophisticated air suspension and all-wheel disc brakes. The 300SE automobiles were differentiated by an additional full-length chrome trim strip along each side of the vehicle, plus brightly trimmed wheel arches. Standard features included a four-speed automatic gearbox, power steering, self-leveling pneumatic suspension, and an advanced dual-circuit brake system with disc brakes and 14” wheels. With a MSRP of over $12,000 together with its luxurious prominence, the 300SE Mercedes-Benz was the car to own by the wealthy and famous.
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Coupe and Cabriolet were produced in limited number. Just 3,127 examples were built in all and just 708 examples of the W112-series 300 SE Cabriolet were produced. Just 54 examples of the 300 SE Cabriolet were produce during the last model year of the W112 series-cars. Its inline 3 liter 6-cylinder engine produced 170HP and had a top speed of 190MPH.