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1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 C Station Wagon -- Info Needed

Hi, my name is Rich Truesdell and I am an automotive editor and photographer. If you subscribe to Mercedes Enthusiast you may have already seen my story on the Red Barron, a 1972 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman that appears in the February 2010 issue that was once owned by Barron Hilton, which should start appearing on US news stands like Barnes and Noble in a week or two (the January issue is currently posted).

I'm working on another project, on the one-off Binz-bodied 300 C station wagon that will go up for auction at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island event next month. I've posted a blog on this unique car on my website, automotivetraveler.com which includes a half-dozen high-res images like this one.

I'm hoping that some of the members here can tell me more about this particular car, its history and especially the history of the Binz coachbuilders. If you can add something beyond what I've already written, please drop me a direct message via E-mail.


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Editorial Director, automotivetraveler.com

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What a beautiful and grand old girl she is. I can't help your search for information, but I enjoyed reading your website write-up about her. She looks like she was meant to be an estate wagon.

Good luck in your search for information.

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Wow! That is a coachbuilder's unique work of MB art on wheels. Thanks for sharing your blog. I'm a subscriber so I look forward to reading it in the 2/10 ME issue.
Speaking of Binz and you probably know this already but here's their website: Binz UK - UK Coachbuilding Heritage
And here's another example of an older Binz estate conversion as well: 1963 Mercedes-Benz Type W121 190b Binz wagon
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