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Adenauer Spare Parts

At the Niemöller online shop you will find Mercedes Adenauer spare parts. Well structured, assorted according to the different series of the vintage vehicle. This means that you are bound to find the spare part that you are looking for quickly!

The Story of Mercedes-Benz Adenauer

Mercedes-Benz Adenauer, what do these words make you think of? In the following, you will find out what is behind this Mercedes-Benz brand.

What defines a Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany? As the head of government, he determines the policy of the country and is in effect the most powerful holder of office! Konrad Adenauer, the first post-war West-German Federal Chancellor, very quickly recognises the merits of a Mercedes-Benz as a future state saloon. As a result, the 300 is given the name by which he is respectfully known: Adenauer.

It is the month of December in the year 1951: Mercedes-Benz presents to the public the first prestigious saloon of the post-war period, the type 300. It is marketed from January 1952. Motorists of all stripes know it by the internal designations W 186 II-IV and W 189 I. Almost at the same time as the introduction of the model W 186, the successor of which is the W 189, it is joined by the W 188 I and II. But let’s take one thing at a time:

Mercedes-Benz Adenauer W186 II - W186 IV and Mercedes W189

Vehicle data on the W 186 II-IV and the W 189 (in a tabular view):

Design Designation Mercedes-Benz Adenauer W 186 II (300 saloon, 4-türig)
Models produced 4.563 saloons, 2 chassis
Production Period 04.1951 (pilot series) / 11.1951 - 04.1954 (main series)
Details (Excerpt) 6 cylinders in line, 2996 ccm, 115 HP, carburettor, 4-speed manual transmission
Design Designation Mercedes-Benz Adenauer W 186 II (300 Cabriolet D, 4-türig)
Models produced 455 convertibles
Production Period 04.1951 (pilot series) / 11.1951 - 04.1954 (main series)
Details (Excerpt) 6 cylinders in line, 2996 ccm, 115 HP, carburettor, 4-speed manual transmission
Design Designation Mercedes-Benz Adenauer W 186 II (300 b saloon, 4-türig)
Models produced 1.639 saloons, 10 chassis
Production Period 04.1951 (pilot series) / 11.1951 - 04.1954 (main series)
Details (Excerpt) 6 cylinders in line, 2996 ccm, 125 HP, carburettor, 4-speed manual transmission
Design Designation Mercedes-Benz Adenauer W 186 III (300 b convertible D, 4-türig)
Models produced 136 convertibles
Production Period 04.1954 - 08.1955 (pilot and main series)
Details (Excerpt) 6 cylinders in line, 2996 ccm, 125 HP, carburettor, 4-speed manual transmission
Design Designation Mercedes-Benz Adenauer W 186 IV (300 c saloon)
Models produced 1.367 saloons, 3 chassis
Production Period 09.1955 - 07.1957 (pilot and main series)
Details (Excerpt) 6 cylinders in line, 2996 ccm, 125 HP, carburettor, 4-speed manual transmission or 3-speed automatic transmission
Design Designation Mercedes-Benz Adenauer W 186 IV (300 c convertible D)
Models produced 51
Production Period 09.1955 / 12.1955 - 06.1956 (pilot and main series)
Details (Excerpt) 6 cylinders in line, 2996 ccm, 125 HP, 4-speed manual transmission or 3-speed automatic transmission
Design Designation Mercedes-Benz Adenauer W 186 IV (300 C saloon, extended wheelbase)
Models produced 62
Production Period 05.1956 - 07.1957 (pilot and main series)
Details (Excerpt) 6 cylinders in line, 2996 ccm, 125 HP, carburettor, 4-speed manual transmission or 3-speed automatic transmission
Design Designation Mercedes-Benz Adenauer W 189 (300 d saloon)
Models produced 3.073, 1 Fahrgestell
Production Period 08.1957 (pilot series) / 11.1957 - 03.1962 (main series)
Details (Excerpt) 6 cylinders in line, 2996 ccm, 160 HP, injection, 4-speed manual transmission or 3-speed automatic transmission
Design Designation Mercedes-Benz Adenauer W 189 (300 d convertible D)
Models produced 65
Production Period 07.1958 - 02.1962 (pilot and main series)
Details (Excerpt) 6 cylinders in line, 2996 ccm, 160 HP, injection, 4-speed manual transmission or 3-speed automatic transmission
Design Designation Mercedes-Benz Adenauer W 189 (300 d saloon, extended wheelbase)
Models produced 1 saloon, 2 Landaulets*1
Production Period 12.1960 - 02.1961
Details (Excerpt) 6 cylinders in line, 2996 ccm, 160 HP, injection, 3-speed automatic transmission

A landaulet (derived from Landauer = coach) is a type of bodywork in which the rear part of the vehicle roof is replaced by a convertible hood.

At the start of its era, the Mercedes-Benz 300 is regarded as the biggest and fastest German-produced, series-manufactured saloon. The base is formed from the oval tubular frame of the pre-war model 230 (W 143 and W 153). On top of this there is a metal body which is grand for the times, with strikingly curved wings, four doors and a distinctive tail. The engineers for their part add a three-litre, six-cylinder engine. Initially equipped with two carburettors, in the type W 189, this does its duty with an injection and the performance increase that this involves (see data and facts). The features of this Mercedes type include central lubrication, which is operated from the passenger compartment by pedal, with technology that is revolutionary for the times.

In 1954, the Mercedes-Benz 300 (186.011) is revised for the first time, followed by the 300 b (186.011). This is given an engine output increased by ten HP and an appropriately adequate brake system. From this point on, extra chrome decoration and triangular windows are added to its design characteristics.

With the 300 c (186.016), which is already introduced in 1955, a single-joint oscillating axle is built in among other things, and for the first time in the history of the type 300 an automatic transmission is offered. From now on it is available as a four-door saloon, as well as a four-door convertible. Up to three people can sit at the front thanks to the column gear change.

About two years later, it is November 1957, and this Mercedes-Benz is impressing customers with further ingenuity. Due to the fact that the side windows can be lowered entirely into the doors and that there is no irritating B-column, an entirely new sensation of space is created in the interior. The type 300, which temporarily becomes “d” (189.010), leads to the expression “hardtop limousine”. The 160-HP engine is also introduced at this point. The model policy of Mercedes is further extended with options such as electric windows, an air-conditioning system and a considerable number of features.

Mercedes-Benz W188 I and Mercedes W188 II

Statistical facts on the W 188 I and II (in a tabular view):

Design Designation Mercedes-Benz Adenauer W 188 I (300 S convertible A)
Models produced 203
Production Period 09.1951 (pilot series) / 06.1952 - 07.1955 (main series)
Details (Excerpt) 6 cylinders in line, 2996 ccm, 150 HP, carburettor, 4-speed manual transmission;
Design Designation Mercedes-Benz Adenauer W 188 I (300 S Coupé)
Models produced 216
Production Period 09.1951 (pilot series)/ 08.1952 - 08.1955 (main series)
Details (Excerpt) 6 cylinders in line, 2996 ccm, 150 HP, carburettor, 4-speed manual transmission;
Design Designation Mercedes-Benz Adenauer W 188 I (300 S Roadster)
Models produced 141
Production Period 09.1952 - 06.1955 (pilot and main series)
Details (Excerpt) 6 cylinders in line, 2996 ccm, 150 HP, carburettor, 4-speed manual transmission;
Design Designation Mercedes-Benz Adenauer W 188 II (300 Sc convertible A)
Models produced 98
Production Period 09.1955 (pilot series) / 12.1952 - 04.1958 (main series)
Details (Excerpt) 6 cylinders in line, 2996 ccm, 175 HP, injection, 4-speed manual transmission;
Design Designation Mercedes-Benz Adenauer W 188 II (300 Sc Coupé)
Models produced 98
Production Period 09.1955 (pilot series) / 12.1955 - 04.1958 (main series)
Details (Excerpt) 6 cylinders in line, 2996 ccm, 175 HP, injection, 4-speed manual transmission;
Design Designation Mercedes-Benz Adenauer W 188 II (300 Sc Roadster)
Models produced 53
Production Period 01.1956 - 02.1958 (pilot and main series)
Details (Excerpt) 6 cylinders in line, 2996 ccm, 175 HP, injection, 4-speed manual transmission

The type 300 W 188 differs from the other two, the W 186 and W 189, in that the Mercedes-Benz engineers intend it to be regarded as a “sporty” version.

As the W 188, the car answers to the name 300 S and is available as a coupé, convertible and roadster (each with two doors). It is the year 1952. These first models have a performance of 150 HP and possess three Solex carburettors. Because the chassis of the type W 18x enables constructors to combine different wheelbases with smart bodywork, some special vehicle bodies from Pininfarina can still be found among them.

In 1955, this is followed by the W 188 II, also known to connoisseurs of the Mercedes-Benz vintage scene as the 300 Sc. Additional chrome decoration, chrome rims, the single-joint oscillating axis already familiar from the W 189, and an elaborate direct injection system, which increases the engine performance by a respectable 25 HP, are all featured here. In February 1958, the production history of this model comes to an end. In 1961, production of the Mercedes W 189 also draws to a close.

The King is Dead, Long Live the King!

The Mercedes-Benz 300er is regarded as a real vintage jewel for every car-lover, especially when it is a W 188. Choice examples can now sometimes break the 250,000 euro limit. In view of this fact, the reader might now suppose that supplying it with spare parts is correspondingly expensive and almost impossible. One might here say the following: “Expensive, yes, in relation to the vehicle’s age and its needs, but not impossible.” The Mercedes-Benz vintage spare parts specialist Niemöller in Mannheim, for example, has taken on the post-war models of Mercedes-Benz and offers 63,000 spare part items for them in its online shop. Any more questions?!

Amusing Asides

Mercedes-Benz has always been known for allowing itself one or two “exotic touches”. For example, the Stuttgarters made comma prices publicly respectable for automobiles, and offered a model with or without tyres, such as the Mercedes 300 saloon in 1951. Impossible today, but state-of-the-art back then!

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