The Executive Road Racer – 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

This 1971 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 6.3 is said to retain its original paint and has about 137,000 miles on the odometer. Despite the baroque looks of the car, the 6.3 was one of the fastest production cars available in its time. This was the result of Mercedes installing the 300 horsepower M-100 engine from the 600 Limousine into the 300 SEL body (though just barely).

1971 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 6.3 original paint

The original paint on this car does look to be in rough shape on the upper sections of the car (and the setting of the pictures definitely does not help the cars presentation). The air suspension also seems to be sitting low, especially at the front of the car. The 6.3 is a very complicated and expensive car to maintain, with the air suspension being one of the causes of this.

1971 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 6.3 rear side view

The M-100 is a very tight fit in the engine compartment, but it is an impressive sight. The seller did get the car running after a 6 year stretch of storage, but for some reason did not make it “turn key” and it sounds like it still needs some fuel system work.

1971 Mercedes Benz 300SEL 6.3 engine compartment

The red leather interior shows some wear and at least one piece of seat trim is missing but otherwise presents well, which is a big plus as this is another area that can eat up your finances if needing work. The seller is describing the car as a project requiring restoration. However a more thorough recommissioning should bring the car back to a roadworthy state if you can live with the aged and, in some areas, non-existent paint. Find it here on eBay Jacksonville Florida were bidding is still very low and it has not yet met reserve.

1971 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL red leather interior

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