True Barn find! Driven 123 miles between 2002 and 2006. 3rd owner. Stored 10yrs!

Price: US $3,550.00 Item location: Southeastern Virginia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 300-Series
  • SubModel: 300 SE L 6.3
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: LWB
  • Year: 1969
  • Mileage: 114,789
  • VIN: 109-018-12-00XXXX
  • Color: Dark Green (DB 291)
  • Engine size: 386 CID / 6.3L OHC HPMFI
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black Leather / Mcassar Ebony wood
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1969 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 300 SE L 6.3

1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE L 6.3

**Stored in an aluminum-clad 14 x 18 barn with concrete floor since 2006**

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This is an early-production 300SE L 6.3 sedan with US DOT export spec.s and no sunroof. It was taken as a partial trade from the 2nd owner for a newer Mercedes in August 2002.

Theseembedded pictures below are from a local car show just before storage....

It was tuned and partially restored between 2002 and 2006. It had the Macassar Ebony woods on the doors refinished, a new dashbow from Heritage Woodworks, and a refinish on the glovebox and ashtray. A brand-new gas tank, a water pump, distributor cap, rotor, points, and plugs from Star Motors were installed. New plug wires and filters. RIAL "bundt" style rims and Michelin MXV tires were added. The settings on the injection pump were corrected and the choke thermostat was disassembled and lubed with silicone grease.

At the time the car was parked, only 123 miles had been added since Aug 2002 and the car started, idled, accelerated, shifted, handled, and braked perfectly. The engine ran smooth and strong with no unusual noises. However, esp. under heavy acceleration, the transmission released a strong mist of ATF under the rear of the car. It was intended that the car should be stored for a while and then sent to NY to Star Motors for transmission service. Owing to multiple other priorities, that never happened and the car wound up stored for 10 years in the 14x18' concrete floored aluminum-clad wooden barn that it was driven into and parked under its own power.

The paint is a respray and is showing its age - lots of scratches etc. The bodyis straight and complete although there is rust along the underside of the rockers and jack-tubes - though no holes in floorboards or anything that severe.

This early 6.3 is very complete and original.

Though it is Titled /registered as a 1969, the #1181 VIN number makes it a rare 1968 model production.

It has the potential to restore to be a very valuable classic.

The barn is set back 100 feet from a gravel driveway or about 40 feet from a fence to an adjacent open-access property across a wooded lot. Please examine the diagram belowbefore placing your bid.

The total distance from the paved road is 170 feet. (It is not a straight shot.)

(See Diagram.)

Thefuel system needs a complete flush, the battery is dead, and the suspension is deflated, so the engine has not and can not be started on-site for a demonstration or to assist wit extraction or loading..

There are two potential extraction routes. Neither are direct in-line for a tow-cable from a remotely located truck. Come-along's, winch or pulleys that can attach to big tree trunks or a Jeep wouldmost likely be required.There isn't enough clearance to pull a tow truck or transport directly up to the shed - only a car will make the required turns in the space available.

The professional opinion is that the car can be extracted with the deflated suspension. It should then be possible to raise the car enough to insert blocks in the suspension or place the car on tow-dollies. Theair suspension had been inflated by an external tire inflator during it's time of storage, buta recent attempt gave evidence of air leaking from somewhere nearor at the rear axle, soit will not likely simply inflate from anairtankto roll out - it will need to be pulled free in the lowered state.

Route "A" requires a 90° turn immediately outside of the barn to align the car to face the adjacent field. Then the car could be winched the remaining distance to a waiting truck - approx. 45 feet through an opening I can make in the fence. However, the lot is not my property and the ground will need to be judged hard enough not to leave ruts from the truck at the time of collection.

Route "B" is entirely on my own property. The car will have to be able to make a 45° turn to pass between 2x pine tree trunks about 65 feet from the barn with a 9ft space between them to line up with the driveway. It will then be about a 100ft straight shot to the road.

In-barn on-site pre-inspections are welcome!

Messagefor an appointment!

NO implied or inferred warranties or guarantees - "SOLD AS-IS"

As stated it is not currently running.

Only static / non-running inspections are currently possible, but are welcomed.

Insurance and shipping are not provided or included. Foreign and Domestic buyers should be prepared to make payment in exchange for the car and Title,sign the Bill of Sale, and make arrangements to collect the car.

The Seller Reserves the right

to end

the auction early if the car sells locally

Terms of Sale: Winning bidder is required to submit USD$1,000 non-refundable deposit via PayPal. The remainder of the balance is payable in-person in cash only within 7 days unless another specific date is mutually agreed in text/email. Money orders, checks - certified nor otherwise, bank drafts, or any other form of payment is NOT acceptable.Bank-wire direct payment will require additional days to insure credit of payment before the car, Title, and Bill of Sale will be released.

Buyer should expect to pick up the car within 7 days from the date final payment funds are paid in cash, or clear the bank - for no more than a total of 14 days from the close of the auction / listing. Additional storage time is not provided by the seller at no charge unless specifically negotiated in writing prior to the close of the auction / listing and agreed to by both parties.

Any desiredinspection of the car must be carried out before the sale. All sales final - no refunds or adjustments will be made to the sales / bid price after the close of the auction / listing.

Bidding on this auction constitutes acceptance of the aboveterms and agreement by the bidder to comply with the stated conditions.

Canadian Bidders Welcome, butplease note:If you submit the winning bid, payment in USD$ in-person, on location, in the US will be required as per the terms of the auction. If you are unable to pay on-site, in person, in cash USD$, or cannot send a representative to legally act in your place to do so, I do not have an acceptable 'alternative' and we willnot be able to release the car to you. We will not/ can not complete a sale of this car by wire transferand arrange shipping remotely alone. The terms are strictly cash or wire transfer only. Please be sure you have a way to pay andcollect your purchase on-site.* (*After funds have cleared the bank if using a wire transfer).

Deutsche Bieter Sind Herzlich Willkommen, aberbeachten Sie bitte:

Zahlung in Bar und Abholung des Autos persönlich in den USA ist unbedingt erforderlich.

Keine indirekte Zahlungen und Transport Bearbeitung mit Personen außerhalb den Vereinigten Staaten (Übersee) ist möglich oder gewünscht. Handlung des Kaufes u. Transport nach Europa muß durch einen von Ihnen bestimmten Vertreter in Bar persönlich in den USA am Verkauf Standort durchgeführt werden. Sonnst wird die Versteigerung als ungültig gestrichen. Danke für euer Verständnis!