Mercedes Benz 300 SEL/8 6.3

1971 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300-Series
Type: Sedan
Year: 1971
Mileage: 69104
VIN: 109.018-12-005460
Color: Silver
Engine: M100 V8 6.3L
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Edmonds, Washington, United States
Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows

Description for Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 1971

1971 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL / 8 6.3. Recently came out of storage. Same previous owner for 30 years. Has been kept original. Odometer shows 69104 miles.

The car runs and drives.Engine runs smooth and very strong. Rear wheels will spin on sudden acceleration. Four speed automatic transmission runs well, shifts as a Mercedes should. Assisted brake in good shape. Recent service on front brakes.
Body is straight, no sign of accident. There is rust spot in the lower front right fender (see picture), still feels solid when poked. Under carriage is clean with minimal rust if any. No rust on the frame under the radiator. The body and frame is solid.Paint is still shine. There are several spots where the paint is chipped. Please see pictures.Chrome trims, bumpers are in very good condition.

Interior is dark blue. Leather seats are still supple with some patina on front seats. one small rip on front passenger seat. Rear seats in excellent condition. Wood trims in good shape.
Factory sunroof's electric motor works, but the sunroof does not open. Electric windows works well.

The air suspension raises from completely deflated to ride height in about 5 minutes. It will slowly go down overnight. Ride height selector works well.

Recent work : Serviced fuel pump, cleaned fuel tank and lines, serviced/replaced injectors, new spark plugs, new battery, clean air suspension lines, replaced air hose, serviced front brakes, change engine oil, transmission & power steering fluid.

This is the first luxury sport sedan in the world. Road & Track quote it the best sedan in the world. Only about 6500 of these cars were manufactured between 1968 to 1972.

I highly recommend and encourage an inspection before the end of the auction. The car is sold as is.