<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662

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Lot 142
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

Sold for US$ 60,480 inc. premium
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3
Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662

6,332cc SOHC V-8 Engine
Mechanical Fuel Injection
300bhp at 4,100rpm
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Recently a recipient of extensive mechanical work
*Splendid Aqua Blue exterior
*Well preserved interior
*Powerful Mercedes-Benz luxury sedan


THE MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SEL 6.3

'The greatest sedan in the world,' according to Road & Track, and few would disagree with the authoritative American motoring magazine's assessment of what in its day was the last word in high-speed opulence: the Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3.

First shown at Frankfurt in 1965, the 'S' Class Mercedes range, designed by Paul Bracq, was outwardly distinguished from preceding models by a new sleeker bodyshell with lower roof and waistline as well as increased glass area. Joining the range for 1968 was the 300SEL 6.3, created by installing the powerful 6,332cc overhead-camshaft V8 of the leviathan 600 limousine in the long-wheelbase 300 saloon, while other refinements included the 600's air suspension and power-operated brakes. Automatic transmission was standard equipment. According to The Motor: 'The rich smell of expensive cow hide and firm, but shapely seats welcome you aboard. The door shuts with a muffled donk, like that of a railway carriage in an acoustic chamber, and suddenly the outer world is remote and strangely silent.' A superbly appointed luxury conveyance endowed with sports car performance, the 300SEL 6.3 could attain 60mph in around seven seconds and had a top speed approaching 140mph. Autocar commented: 'The tremendous superiority in handling is the key to what makes the 6.3 Mercedes such an exciting vehicle, and so essentially a driver's car. The responsiveness of all its controls makes it a delight to drive.' It is not at all surprising that the 300SEL 6.3 was such a favorite with racing drivers of its era. They would have been among the relatively few individuals wealthy enough to afford it as it cost more than Ferrari's fabulous 365GTB/4 'Daytona' sports car.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The 6.3 we are proud to offer recently received extensive mechanical work which was conducted to bring an already well-preserved car to tip-top shape. The drivetrain was an area of particular focus for those involved in the project and the engine was taken out to be thoroughly overhauled. The transmission was also treated to a similar procedure. With both removed, it provided an opportunity to refinish the engine compartment, and as such, a fresh coat of paint was sprayed within. Furthermore, the air suspension received considerable attention in conjunction with the brakes. Lastly, a stainless steel exhaust was fitted.

Inside, the original parchment colored seats present with an honest amount of wear with splendid patina. The wood treatment on the dash was removed and refinished to appear in as-new condition, and truly adds to the elegance of this Mercedes' interior. Underfoot, new Coco floor mats were placed. Adding to the authenticity is a fully functioning Becker radio.

Completing the stylish look of this large Teutonic sedan is an uncharacteristically colorful exterior treatment of Aqua Blue. This dashing color is clearly evocative of the era in which it was produced and makes this Mercedes a real stand-out.
The vehicle was purchased by its current owner 10 years ago and has since, place great care keeping the vehicle in good condition. Little is known about the early history but the roughly 83,000 miles on the odometer are reported to be original.

A preservation award won at the Misselwood Concours all but confirms the quality of this truly special automobile. A well driving, mechanically sorted example such as this will surely be an object of desire to anyone who is enthusiastic about comfortable, sound, V8 powered super saloons. Now is the opportunity to obtain an exemplary iconic Mercedes Benz.

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<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
<b>1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3</b><br />Chassis no. 109.018-12-003662
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