The team at Hilton & Moss are delighted to be handling the sale of this incredible Mercedes-Benz W109 300SEL 6.3.
The 300SEL 6.3 is arguably one of the first super saloons and the brain child of the famous MB engineer Erich Waxenberger, who slotted the monstrous 6.3 litre M100 V8 from the larger W100 models into the W109, forming the much loved 300SEL we see today. In 1966 at its time of development and release, the 300SEL 6.3 was the worlds fastest production saloon which has cemented its place as one of the marques all time greats and a true collectors car.
With only 6,526 6.3 variants ever built, it is thought that just 702 of these were RHD, with under 25 remaining in the UK today.
This particular car is an authentic, UK right hand drive example that was first delivered by Mercedes-Benz Brentford in 1972 with a build date completion of October 1971.
The car is finished in its original and rare DB-387 Lapis Blue Poly. The original DB-998-1 velour interior has been replaced and trimmed in a period correct, full navy leather.
This vehicle was first sourced and sold by the Hilton & Moss team to its current owner in 2019 who has subsequently completed a vast, sympathetic restoration of the vehicle with the expert team at Hilton & Moss.
The first stage was a full mechanical overhaul of the braking system, including rebuilt calipers, all new discs and pads. The team then moved onto a detailed rebuild of the complex air-suspension which included new air bags, new lines and rebuilt valves and pumps.
The car was fitted with a fully rebuilt fuel pump, rebuilt power steering pump and brand-new old stock starter motor and water pump for reliability and useability. The heater system was overhauled with a re-cored matrix and new valves.
Now mechanically sound, the restoration work extended to the cars cosmetics. A tired but original velour interior was replaced with a full, extended leather re-trim. Entirely sourced from Germany, the grain, finish and perforation is all correct for the year and model of Mercedes-Benz. At this time a full carpet set was fitted, new sound deadening and foam and a full new sunroof headlining installed. All new door seals and felts were fitted to the car at this stage and to compliment the full interior trim, the swathes of interior wood veneer was fully and professionally refurbished at a cost of over £5,000 alone. The car was also fitted with bespoke inertia seat belts, front and rear, finished with a blue web.
The bodywork retains a charming sense of originality but various small areas of paintwork were completed to ensure the car continued to look its best. The restoration then extended to re-chroming of the large brightwork components and replacement of any required clips, fixings and trims.
The result is arguably one of the finest W109’s available that is immediately usable and ultimately reliable. The work has been completed to the highest standard and the rarity of the RHD W109 6.3 variant confirms its status as a collectors piece. To recreate a car of this quality would costs in excess of the current asking price making this car a sensible financial.
The team are happy to answer any questions about the car, with the car available for immediate viewings.
Mileage 94,765 mi
Colour Lapis Poly Blue