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Mercedes 300, 4 x 2, (Front view, left side)


Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of Christian Oestergaard Jensen, Aulum via Brian Brodersen


Danish Army Specific: The shown Mercedes 300 was acquired in summer 1953 for British funding and used by the commander of the Danish forces in West-Germany (COMLANDSLESVIG). The vehicle replaced a Ford Mercury which was returned for national use.
: The Mercedes-Benz 300 was produced from 1951 through 1958. It was traditional in design, built to uncompromising quality standards, and employed the latest materials and technologies to achieve excellent power and minimise weight.
The 300 had a tried and true conventional body-on-frame construction which was particularly adaptable to low-volume, high-quality manufacturing in a variety of body styles. Utilising a cross-braced frame of oval section tubes, the 300 employed independent front suspension with A-arms and coil springs and Mercedes-Benz's well-proven swing axle rear suspension, also with coil springs. Power for the new 300 came from the single overhead camshaft 2.996 cm3 inline six-cylinder engine which also, with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, powered the legendary 300SL coupe.
Most 300s were built on 120 inch wheel base chassis with four-door coachwork.
Shortly after the 300's introduction at the Frankfurt show, Mercedes-Benz introduced a very different 300 at the Paris Show - the 300S. It combined a shorter wheel base with a more powerful multi-carburettor engine and 2-door coachwork in both open and closed styles. The engine delivered 163 (SAE) horsepower at 5,000 rpm and made the 300S an excellent performer.
Length: 4.95 m (195 inches).
Width: 1.84 m (72 inches).
Height: 1.63 m (64 inches).
Weight: 1.778 kg (3.920 lb.).
: Own 6-cylinder, 2.996 cm3 (183 cubic inches), liquid cooled.
Horsepower: 115 at 4.600 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: N/A.
Brakes: N/A.
Tyres: N/A.
Fording depth:
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: N/A.
Range: N/A.
Crew: 1 + 3.
Additional: N/A.

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