Legendary 6.9. Three Videos

1979 Mercedes-Benz 400-Series

Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 400-Series
Type: Sedan
Year: 1979
Mileage: 255443
VIN: 11603612006685
Color: Red
Engine: 6.9 liter V8
Cylinders: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Vernon, New York, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 400-Series 1979

(By the end of May I hope to have 10 to 15 cars that I am selling photoed and up on instagram, so you can follow me at: rstark_cars I'm not at all into that social media stuff, but I think that will get you there.)
YOU ARE VIEWING A 1979 450SEL 6.9 IN VERY NICE CONDITION. MUCH HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT THESE RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL CARS, SO I WON'T DELVE TOO DEEPLY INTO DETAILS THAT CAN BE EASILY FOUND WITH A QUICK, FUN INTERNET SEARCH. But I will add, just as an observation, that after sitting in storage for six months this 6.9 didn't appear to drop an inch, which is pretty impressive and a testament to the care shown this Mercedes during its lifetime. In other words, she acquits herself very well.
I'd love to do a trade if you have something interesting...

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THIS MODEL IS ICONIC AND RESIDES ON THE FRINGES OF UNICORN TERRITORY SO MUCH SO THAT THEY ARE OFTEN SIMPLY REFERRED TO AS A "6.9". THERE ARE USUALLY A HALF DOZEN FOR SALE ONLINE AT ANY ONE TIME AND THEY ARE TYPICALLY LISTED FOR BETWEEN $20,000 UP TO AS MUCH AS $50,000 OR MORE FOR A PARTICULARLY NICE EXAMPLE OFFERED BY AN OPTIMISTIC SELLER. I GUESS MY POINT IS THAT THEIR VALUE AT THE MOMENT IS UP FOR DISCUSSION, BUT THEY DO CARRY THE INTANGIBLES: RARITY, POWER, STYLING AND ALLURE. SO THEY ARE AVAILABLE, BUT IN QUITE SMALL NUMBERS.
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HERE IS A LINK TO A COUPLE HUNDRED MORE PHOTOS:https://www.flickr.com/photos/137333740@N06/albums/72157711453230611

THIS IS A VERY NICE RUNNING AND DRIVING 6.9. ALL THE POWER ITEMS WORK, ALONG WITH THE CLIMATE CONTROL AND COLD A/C. THE ONLY ITEM THAT COMES TO MIND AS INOPERABLE IS THE CRUISE. I'VE DRIVEN IT QUITE A BIT AND HAVEN'T FOUND ANY QUIRKS THAT WOULD PREVENT ME FROM THINKING A LONG DRIVE WOULD BE ANYTHING BUT AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE. IT IS COMING OFF 20 YEARS OF CARING OWNERSHIP AND IT SHOWS. THERE IS A SLIGHT LEAK IN THE SUSPENSION SYSTEM THAT APPEARS TO BE NO MORE THAN A SEASONAL 'TOPPING OFF' SITUATION THAT COULD BE RECTIFIED IS ONE IS SO INCLINED, OR IT COULD SIMPLY BE MONITORED AND KEPT UP WITH AS HAS BEEN THE PROTOCOL FOR THE LAST DECADE OR SO. A RECENT COMPRESSION TEST BY THE PREVIOUS OWNER SHOWS THE ENGINE TO BE IN VERY GOOD SHAPE AND LIKELY TO PROVIDE YEARS MORE FAITHFUL AND ENJOYABLE SERVICE.
THESE FINE AUTOMOBILES HAVE AN AVID FOLLOWING AMONG VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE COLLECTORS, SO IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THAT I HAVEN'T ANSWERED HERE OR IF YOU'D LIKE TO VIEW THE CAR IN PERSON, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT 315.271.7828.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcBf6t858CA&t=13s
Here's a video with the car in the detailer's shop in bright light conditions:
https://youtu.be/aY3c6YcekXw

And another short video after getting it back from detailing:
https://youtu.be/rIYR3YIbm40