This 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 was sold new in California and remained a Black Plate car until it was purchased by the current owner in 2014. The car is finished in Beige Metallic (462) over Tan leather and powered by a 6.3-liter M100 V8 paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Features include fully functional self-leveling suspension, air conditioning, power windows, and a Becker Mexico head unit. This 300SEL 6.3 now shows 83,628 miles. In 2010 the car underwent a full restoration including paint, lights, badges, and brightwork. Under the current owner’s tenure, maintenance items addressed include a new alternator, ignition tune-up, a complete fluid flush, and a new battery. This W109 is now offered with records, two keys, factory books, and a clean Georgia title.
The car, while originally finished in Tobacco Brown (423), is finished in Beige Metallic (462) and was repainted in 2010 as part of a comprehensive restoration. Lights, badges, and brightwork were also replaced at the time of the repaint. Features include US-spec bumpers and lighting, an automatic antenna, self-leveling suspension, and a driver’s side rear view mirror. All body panels are original and free from dings or dents.
Factory 14″ steel wheels wear paint matched wheel covers and Goodyear Assurance tires measuring 195/70/14 on all four corners. Tucked behind the wheels are original disc brakes.
The cabin is upholstered in Tan leather with matching Tan carpets throughout trimmed in leather piping. Burl wood adorns the dashboard, windshield sill, door cards, and window trim on all four doors. Additional features include a functional original quartz movement clock in the dashboard, air conditioning, power windows, a Becker Mexico head unit, and a locking glove box. Leather trimmed carpets can be seen throughout including the trunk and spare tire cover.
The original black-rim steering wheel frames a 160-mph speedometer, a 6k-rpm tachometer, and a round multi-gauge showing gauges for coolant temperature, oil pressure, and fuel level. Additional features include functional warning lights for the brake, low fuel, alternator, and self-leveling suspension. The five digit odometer now shows 83,628 miles.
The 6.3-liter M100 V8 was factory rated at 247 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque when new, making it the fastest production sedan of the era. The 6.3 powerplant is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly. This example has received a new alternator, ignition tune-up, a complete fluid flush, and a new battery under the current owners tenure and a complete mechanical refresh in 2010 under previous ownership.
This 1969 300SEL 6.3 is now offered with records, two keys, factory books, and a clean Georgia title. Both driving and comprehensive walkaround videos have been added below.
What was once the world’s fastest sedan is still regarded as quick by today’s standards. Often a Road & Track article is mentioned when discussing the 6.3 powered cars in which writers and staff took the 6.3 to a drag strip and commenced beating various hot rods and muscle cars. If speed and power related clout doesn’t kick you into top gear, remember that icons like Steve McQueen and Paul Newman have owned 6.3’s. For many, the idea of owning the Red Pig 6.3 is the pinnacle but we can’t help imagine that air conditioning and plush seats will hurt the experience. If you've never been behind the wheel of a W109 you're certainly in for a treat. The quality behind each car built can be felt today and it doesn't get much better than a fully sorted example such as this. Just turn the key and go.
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