The 300 SEL 6.3: The ultimate Q-Ship. Built from 1968 to 1972, it was a Mercedes version of the then popular muscle car. Mercedes took the powerful M100 V8 from their exclusive 600 limousine and stuffed it into the normally sedate W109 S-Class model which up until that point only had six cylinder engines. The result was a nearly 4,000 pound 300SEL with performance that rivaled many muscle cars of the day, making it the fastest four door sedan you could buy at that time. Car magazines at the the time observed sub-seven second 0-60MPH times and a top speed of 137MPH.
The 53K, silver over cognac red leather, three-owner example presented here appears to be a very well-maintained survivor. The seller states he traveled 10,000 reliable miles in the year he has owned it and during that time the notable items things he had repaired include a new air suspension, new mechanical injection pump, new starter with points, new window actuators, a modern stereo system, and a very high quality partial repaint that blends well with original painted sections of the car.
The seller states that everything from the clock to the power antenna, lights, sunroof, air suspension, and air conditioning all work as designed. Consequently, the seller’s price reflects the quality of this car over the typical $30K examples needing another $40K in order to be properly sorted. You can find this 300SEL 6.3 in the New York City area for $67,500 on Autotrader Classics by clicking here.