1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL
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1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL

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This is probably one of the best examples of a 300sel 6.3 currently on the market. It is a 1970 US model that looks very striking in the classic Mercedes silver and red combination. You are probably already familiar with 6.3s but if not, do a quick web search and you will find that this was one of the greatest performance cars of its era and beyond. It is the pre-cursor to the current day AMGs and is still a very quick car by modern standards. I have put about 20,000 miles on it in the past 5 years. It has been very reliable and has never missed a beat on the many road trips I've take it on. It is very fun to drive and has a presence that few other cars have.

A little history on the car. From what I gathered, it had 2 owners prior to my acquiring it in 2015. The person I bought it from was the CEO of a biotech company who had it since 1993 and prior to that it was owned by an affluent family in the Denver area. I'm happy to give you a little overview of myself also if we talk over the phone. With cars like these, I think it is important to know a little about the owner as this will give you an idea of how the car was taken care of. The reason I bought this car in particular is because it appeared to have never fallen into disrepair or had maintenance neglected. If you are familiar with 6.3s, you'll know that bringing a car out of disrepair or neglect is almost impossible unless you have a lot of money and time to dedicate to the project. Things like the air suspension valves and mechanical fuel injection pumps can only re-built at a handful of places. These, along with a variety of other mechanical parts will eventually need to be sorted out if the car has not been regularly driven. The miles I've driven in the past years have given me confidence that the major kinks have been worked out.

The 6.3 has always been maintained and serviced at top specialist shops. From receipts as well as evidence of previous work done, I would estimate that the car has had something like $100-150K spent on it over its lifetime on general maintenance and repair. Not bad, considering it is over 50 years old. Some notable items that I've attended to are new air suspension, refurbished mechanical injection pump, new starter with points, new window actuators, modern stereo system (reversible), rebuilt brake calipers etc.

I know these cars very well and very few 6.3s of this caliber every come up for sale. Most of the less expensive $30-$50K cars I looked at before purchasing this one looked ok at first glance but had significant problems with mechanicals or rust when I explored further. I doubt I could have taken any of them on a trouble-free 500-mile road trip. I am going to leave my phone number off the main listing because the last time I sold a car, I got more solicitations for other services than parties interested in purchasing the car itself.

If you are interested, send a message via the Auto Trader system and let's discuss over the phone. The car is in incredible shape but it is over 50 years old and not perfect. I will be happy to go over what I consider the relatively minor imperfections when we speak. I have attached a nice set of photos showing the car on various road trips as well as in my neighborhood in New York City and Florida. The car is currently in Florida where I use it as my daily driver when I'm in town.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    Import Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    62,820 miles
  • Engine
    8 Cylinder
  • Condition
    300sel 6.3, Excellent Restored Condition
  • Doors
    Four Door
  • Drivetrain
    2 wheel drive - rear
  • Suspension
    Air Suspension
  • Transmission
  • Exterior Color
  • Interior Color
  • Seat Color

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