1968-72 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3! PARTS CAR! Frame! M100 V8! Transaxle! Read Ad
Price: - Item location: Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: 300-Series
- SubModel: 300 SEL 6.3
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: 300 SEL 6.3
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 0
- Engine size: 6.3l V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 300 SEL 6.31968-72 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 Project Car
What is it?The 300 SEL 6.3 started as a private project by a Mercedes engineer to marry the chassis of a standard 300 SEL 6-cylinder sedan with the powerhouse M100 fuel-injected V8 from the big 600-series 'Grosser' limousine. This result was a proto-AMG of sorts and at the time, the 6.3 was the fastest production sedan in the world with a 0-60 time of ~6.2 seconds, all while retaining the plush luxury and comfort the 300 SEL was renowned for. Only ~6500 were produced over the course of five years.
What is this?This is what remains of an arrested development restoration that we inherited from the now-closed German Auto Repair mechanic shop on our property that we subleased to. The owner of the property left many items in his shop, among which was this project car. We now have possession of it and are offering it for sale.
What am I even buying here?You're bidding on...-Unibody chassis-Powertrain - M100 V8 engine + Automatic Transaxle-Exhaust system-Rocker panels-Lots of miscellaneous loose trim located in the trunk and two accompanying boxesThat is what we could readily identify here.
So, what's missing?The steering gear, all soft interior parts, door cards, glass, electrical system, etc. If you do not see it pictured here, assume it is not present.
What am I even going to do with all this?Well, I assume if you've made it this far, you must have something in mind. Perhaps you want to finish the project and create a running car out of it. Maybe you want to use what's here for your own pet project. Maybe you need parts for your 300 SEL or 6.3. Maybe you want an interesting conversation piece or art installation. The possibilities are endless! And with the scarcity of these cars, this could certainly be worth more than you end up owning it for.
You're a dealer! If this thing is worth so much, why aren't YOU restoring it?We've thought about it. But we're a small dealership and usually offer a mix of late-model cars and 80s oddities. A project to us is finding original trim and wheels for an Olds Touring Sedan or building up a TJ Wrangler; A project of this magnitude would require too much investment both in capital and man hours to be worth it for what we would end up doing to it - re-selling it.
How do I get this to where I need to get it?We can assist with local, regional, and even international transport and shipping.
Am I even getting a title?We're working on that aspect of it, too. Because of the age and condition the car is in, we are offering it on a bill of sale at this time.
I have other questions...Call/text me at 727-226-3097. I will answer them to the best of my abilities or tell you that I don't know! And if you want more photos of anything, please just ask!
Thanks and happy bidding! :)
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