Registered Date: 1970
Previous Owners: 8
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 was a luxury car built by Mercedes Benz from 1968 to 1972. It featured the company’s powerful legendary 6.3-litre M100 V8 from the luxurious 600 limousine installed in the normally six-cylinder powered Mercedes Benz 300 SEL. The result was a nearly 2-tonne saloon with performance similar to most dedicated sports cars and American muscle cars of the era. At the time of its release it was the world’s fastest four door car, sprinting to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds.
The model was also famed as a short lived but sucessful racer of the time, with the now infamouus “red-pig” amg campaigned car competing at the 1971 Spa 24 hour race with prodigious pace – finishing 2nd – yes a 4 door Mercedes saloon!
Here we offer for light / mid restoration a very rare RHD UK supplied car of just 500 believed to have been supplied for the UK market. This car is also an early sunroof car which is even rarer. Showing just 31k miles, backed by paperwork to the early 80s this car was originally supplied by Mercedes-Benz of Brentford and appears to have barely been outside of London most of its life.
She was originally in the classic colourway of 050 Cremeweiss and has had a repaint to silver at some point in its life. The legendary M100 engine runs well and the suspension holds pressure when running. This is a fantastic rare Mercedes with stacks of history, handbooks, 2 sets of keys, period photos, boxes and boxes of provenance. She also comes with a very rare set of the lightweight 14 inch “mexican hat” alloys which are the version developed on the 6.3 and are iconic to the model.
We offer this car in need of mid term restoration, which we are happy to discuss with you. We would suggest a complete body restoration back to factory colourway, mechanical overhaul and retain some patina such as the charmingly worn interior etc.
With values on the rise, this rare flagship low mileage example represents a fantastic opportunity to create a very fine example of a car already achieving heady heights value wise and only set to continue to increase. Rare opportunity.
Please speak to a member of the team for details.