1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3

Courtesy of Bonhams

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. A stainless-steel exhaust was fitted.

Inside, the original Parchment-colored seats present with an honest amount of wear and splendid patina. The wood treatment on the dash was removed and refinished to appear in as-new condition, and this truly adds to the elegance of this Mercedes’ interior. Underfoot, new 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 standout.

The vehicle was purchased by its current owner 10 years ago and has been kept 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.

Pierre Hedary

Pierre Hedary - SCM Auction Analyst - %%page%%

Pierre is a Mercedes-Benz über-enthusiast. When Pierre is not turning wrenches on vintage Mercedes-Benz cars at his eponymous repair shop, he enjoys driving his own Mercedes classics. These include (but are not limited to) a 1972 280SE 4.5, a 1970 280SL and a 1985 300CD. Pierre also serves as a technical adviser to the Mercedes-Benz club of America.

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