1970 Mercedes Benz 300SEL 6.3 ~ Sunroof ~ Two Tone Paint ~ 9:1 Compression ~
Price: US $34,500.00 Item location: Portland, Oregon, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: 300-Series
- Trim: SEL
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 156,700
- VIN: 10901812004413
- Color: 180G Silver and 040G Black
- Engine size: 6.3L V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Drive type: Automatic
- Interior color: Blue
- Options: Sunroof, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300-SeriesEuro 1970 Mercedes Benz 300SEL 6.3
~Rare Two Tone Paint~~Rebuilt Air Suspension Valves~~Powerful Euro High Compression Motor~~New Leather~~Toolkit~~Original Dunlop Spare~~Original Gemi Glamps still present~~Upgraded Headlights~~New Door, runk and Sunroof Seals~~Just Serviced~
This 1970 Mercedes 300SEL 6.3 was ordered new inHamburg, ermany and was imported in the late 70's by a United Airlines pilot who owned the car until 2007. In 2007, well known 6.3 enthusiast purchased the car from the Pilot, ho had the car in Southern Oregon. I purchased the car from the enthusiast and proceeded to restore it cosmetically.
The car has a number of rare options in addition the the highly desired 9:1 high compression european model 6.3L V8. The car's options include a factory two tone paint scheme, unroof, rthopedic driver's front seat backrest, wo tone horns (fanfare horns), ear fog lamp (now missing), ront fog lamps, ear heated glass, ecker Grand Prix, ear headrests (quite rare!), irst aid kit and fire extinguisher (missing).
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Drivetrain: The car runs and drives impressively. I've driven over 40 6.3's over the years and this car has easily separated itself from the pack. I can confidently say it is one of the top 5 best driving 6.3's I have ever driven. It starts up immediately and idles great. You can drive it anywhere with confidence. The transmission shifts crisply and themotor is extremely strong. The 9:1 highcompression euro motor puts a smile on my face every time I drive this car. The car is in fantastic mechanical condition and I would not hesitate to drive it anywhere. The only thing I would do prior to an extended trip is replace the tires as they are older.
Suspension: The air suspension on the car has just had freshly rebuilt air valves installed. There is only a very small/slow leak from the front left air bag.
Paint: The re-spray on this car is extremely nice and I can comfortably say it is just a tad below a show quality job. There is one small chip on the front right fender that I noticed. There are a few other tiny flaws including one area in the rear passenger door jamb that has chipped. The paintshines beautifully and is overall in great shape. The two tone scheme really pops and makes the car look elegant.
Electrical: The sunroof, indows, /C, eater controls, ights, adio, ntenna all work excellently.
Radio: Theradio is a freshly rebuilt Becker Grand Prix stereo with a modernreplacement (classic look) power antenna. Both work perfectly. The radio has aiPod/aux input so you can hook up your phone and play your jams. The car currently has two nice rear speakers installed. The front speaker was removed and was never replaced.
Headlights: Theheadlights and driving (fog) lights have all been upgraded to more modern higher output bulbs. The low beams are Hella H4's, he high beams are Hella H1's and the round fog lamps have been upgraded to Hella Classic 160's with H1 bulbs. It is literally night and day between the stock bulbs. Thedrivabilityand night hasimproved ten fold. The old stock lights justdon't cut it. Headlight upgrades are one ofthe non-original upgrades that are a must. Most peoplewon't even notice the upgrade.
Wood: The wood was almost all excellent and original when I bought the car so I left it as is. The front door panel strips have begun to show cracking of the finish. The dash bow is very nice besides the typical sun exposure and mild finish damage. Those three pieces are really theonly ones that show damage. I would leave the wood as is, ut some people may wantto refinish those. No re-veneering is needed anywhere on the set. The dash fascia wood is beautiful to look at. Youcan't beat the original look. All themodern restored wood is far too shiny and cheap looking.
Carpets: The carpets in the car are quite nice, ut beingoriginal, how some wear and staining. Themajorityof the carpets are fine, utthe front entry sills and an area below the AC unit on the passenger side show signs of age and wear. I left them as is andinstalled nice heavy duty custom floor mats in.
Dash: The dash pad has no cracks! The heater controls are also present and all work properly. The AC motor works and blows nice and strong, ut the AC will need recharging.
Leather: The car originally had bluevelour in it that had become very faded and had a few rips on the drivers bolster. Ireplaced the entire seat setup with leather and itcame out fantastic. Theblue leather goes great withthe door panels and matches the vinyl on the panels excellently. The door panels are near mint so I left them as is.
Bodywork: The car has had the front rockers replaced at some point and it was not themost ideal replacement. The metal work, hen stripped down to bare metal for the respray, howed some small issues on thefront passenger rocker area, ut nothing of any great concern. There is just a smallamount of surfacerust in that area now. Whoeverreplaced the front of the rockers didn't smooth out the welds all the way. The rest of the car is excellent, he only sign of rust repair in the past is that spot on the front rockers. Everything iscompletely solid. See pictures below.
Chrome: The chrome isextremely nice around the doors and windows. The lower chromemoldings that run on the fenders anddoors is brand new. The bumpers have a fewareas of small pitting and a couple ofsmall dings, ut nothing out of this world. I left themoriginalbecause theydidn't bother me.
Exhaust: The exhaust had a few repairs in the last year or two and is great. One thing Inever gotaround to doing was replacing theexhaust tips with some factory ones. Idon't like the aftermarket ones currentlyinstalled.
Brakes:The brakes are excellent and work great. One thing I did not was a tiny amount ofseeping from the rear left caliper. So sometime inthe future that will need new seals. Other than that everything is excellent.
Steering: Theisexcellent and has just been serviced. I had new tie rods, center drag link and a new steering damper all installed. After that was done I had the car aligned. It drives and steers wonderfully.
Door Locks: The door locks andtrunk lock all work perfectly and hold vacuum properly.
Recent Service: When I had the car last serviced I had mymechanic, eplace the sunroof seals and lubricate it, eplace the dual points, lean the cap and rotor, nstall an new coil, nstall new plug wires and plugs, nstalled a new fuel pump, nstall new wiper blades, djust the belts, ie rods, rag link, teering damper, il change, oolant flush, hiftlinkage bushings, ew flex disc andreplace exhaust donuts. Freshly rebuilt air valves have just been installed in the suspension.
Known Issues:Chip in paint on front right fender and chipping in door jambSmall, low air leak in left front bagFront dome light needs clip adjusted, t keeps popping out ofplace randomlyCarpets show some wearPrevious hole filled on centerconsole to the right of shifter gateRight Rear Door needs adjustment forward as it is catching the rear 1/4 slightlyandscratched jamb paintFuel tank vapor vent needs 3inch flex hoses replacesTires are older and should be replaced soonSmall dings on bumper and pittingSmall glued patch on rear headliner less than square inchFirst Aid Kit Contents are gone
I have a clean and clear Oregon title in my name. Please only bid if you are serious and intend to finalize the transaction. If youwould like specific pictures or have questions to ask me, eel free to email me. If youwould like to discuss the car via phone I can supply my cell number. The vanity "300SEL 6.3" license plate and holder are not included in the sale of the car.
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