1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL -6.3 "Super Saloon"SOLD

1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL -6.3 "Super Saloon"

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Exterior Color: Silver
Interior Color: Black Leather
Doors: 4-Doors
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Engine: 6834 cc
Top Speed: 200 MPH
Horsepower: 300 HP
Torque: 434 ft lbs.

Last year of the "Super Saloon" this 6.3 is an all original Mercedes that My Classic Car Garage is doing a complete cosmetic paint stripped to the bare metal with every rubber glass doors, trunk, hood removed and completed to a Concours level car, plus a comprehensive mechanical restoration. A complete suspension rebuild including all new air bags, rebuilt valves, tie rods, shocks etc, many other mechanicals including new king pins, steering box, engine and transmission mounts, every hoses on the car, belts and wiring in the engine compartment replaced, A/C completely gone through, new brake rotors rebuilt calipers and pads along with many other mechanical items to long to list including an extensive high performance tune-up costing $3,000 with injectors all cleaned and re-calibrated. The car is recieving a professional Glasurit paint restoration including removing every piece of rubber, glass, chrome even removing the doors, trunk and hood and stripping them down to bare metal then primed and parked out in the SUN for 3-4 weeks before bringing it in to a clean enviroment to apply a high quality Glasurit base coat-clear coat painted in the rich Copper Poly DB 463 ...The interior is impeccable supple black leather that is soft and gorgeouswith wood that is near perfect and all the instruments work as they should, except for the clock which is being rebuilt at this time. The heater controls are also being replaced, a new set of Michelin 205-70 X 14 installed balanced and good for 40,000 miles will finish off this incredible car. The chrome is exceptional with great deepth in the shine except for the original hubcaps that will be replaced with original Mercedes Benz chrome star covers with the centers painted to match the body as they should be. Upon completion this will be an #1- car (MINT Quality)and ready for many years of drivability and beauty. It will be nice enough to be entered and win many shows. This Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3 is a two owner car that has all the correct properties. The car has not been basardized like many 6.3 and well worth the investment. Sports Car Market give this car a solid "BUY" and says it will out perform the market. We know you can purchase these cars for as little as $25,000-30,000 or less for nothing more than a parts car, but these cars are extremely expensive to restore starting from the sophisticated suspension ststem and most importantly a clean, rust free and accident free car. This is a ZERO rust car that never had any rust issues almost never seen but we have the pictures to prove it- it's was a very clean car before the restoration began. Call me now to discuss this marvelous classic car at 978.609.0358 Article from the many Mercedes Benz on-line write up on the 6.3: Mercedes produced 6526 6-3's between December 1967 and September 1972. Of these, 1839 made their way stateside, selling for $14,400. Today, the 6.3 is not considered as collectable as the relatively anemic two-door or convertible Model W109 280's. You can pick up a 6-3 for less than the original purchase price — but be warned! The air suspension is fiendishly difficult and horrifically expensive to repair. The air conditioning system must be completely rebuilt. Rust can also be a major problem. In fact, if ever a classic car should only be purchased in a fully restored condition (owners spend WELL over market value on repairs) and completely checked by an expert, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 is it. But the 6-3 is worth it. Not only was the luxoliner the first automotive stealth fighter — complete with superb brakes and reasonable steering feel — and a completely practical proposition (when running), but it also represents all that was holy about the Mercedes brand. Aside from the first 100 hand-made models, the 6-3 was the world's best built automobile, engineered with almost comical attention to detail. (When you lifted the hood, the air fan automatically switched off.) Although the "new" Maybach is a bit of a modern parallel, it doesn't have half the class and style of its spiritual forbearer I end my discription with a quote from Sports Car Market: Buy the car you have always lusted after, and make sure it’s legitimate. Don’t be fooled by “almost” cars or feel you have to buy something or the market will get away. Patience and persistence pays, whether your budget is $25,000 or 500,000. Always buy the best example you can, pay the premium, and sit back in confidence knowing that you not only have a great car, but a sound investment that will continue to pay dividends on every level. 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 Specifications: Engine: 386.4-cu-in./6332cc SOHC V-8, Bosch mechanical port fuel injection Power and torque: (SAE gross) 300 hp @ 4000 rpm, 434 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm Drivetrain: four-speed automatic, RWD Brakes: front: vented disc; rear: vented disc Suspension: front: control arms, air springs, anti-roll bar; rear: swing-arms, air springs, adj. shocks, anti-roll bar Dimensions: L: 196.9 in., W: 71.3 in., H: 55.5 in. Weight: 3828 lb Performance: 0-60 mph: 7.0 sec (w/four on board) Motor Trend, June 1968 Price when new: $10,000 Restoring/maintaining: Engineered and built to last, but you'll be constantly chasing a worn-out example. Parts supply good, well supported by Mercedes-Benz. Several body panels and some trim can be sourced from cheaper models. Wood/leather interior will increase cabin-restoration costs. Beware:: Air-suspension bags age, leak, and die; brutally expensive to put right. Mechanical fuel injection also long-lived but costly to restore. Expect to pay: Ready 2 to Concours: $45,000-$65,000; Solid driver: $25,000-30,000; Tired runner: $10,000-15,000 Motor Trends Magazines says Then:I consider the 6.3-liter Mercedes to be the safest, fastest, and most comfortable four-door sedan made today, in view of the fantastic speeds you can achieve in full safety and relaxation.--Bernard Cahier, Motor Trend, June 1968 Now:The German equivalent of a 1967 Chevy Impala post sedan wearing dog-dish hubcaps, yet packing a 427 big-block. An expensive piece to own and drive, but satisfying in a subtle manner.

Reference Number 77270

as of 4/10/2010

Overview
Car 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL -6.3 "Super Saloon"
VIN 10901812003872 
Known History

Frame-On Restoration # 1- to 2-

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