Lot 6

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

SOLD $103,600


$140,000 - $180,000| Without Reserve


Car Highlights

Mercedes-Benz Standard Bearer for Performance Combined with Luxury
Rare, Original Blue Metallic over Blue Color Combination
Unrestored Example with Just over 9,000 Miles Recorded
Superb Condition Throughout and Recently Serviced
Accompanied by a Copy of the Factory Build Sheet

Technical Specs

6,332 CC SOHC V-8 Engine
247 BHP at 4,000 RPM
Bosch D-Jetronic Fuel Injection
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Servo-Assisted Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Pneumatic Springs

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that while this vehicle is largely unrestored, as stated in the catalogue, it appears to have had some cosmetic restoration.

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The Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 was launched in 1968 at the Geneva Auto Show, and it was immediately acclaimed for its combination of performance and sophistication. The inspiration of Mercedes-Benz engineer Erich Waxenberger, the 6.3 sported the prolific power of a large-displacement V-8 engine and luxury seating for five passengers. With numbers worthy of a sports car – a top speed of almost 140 mph and acceleration of 0–60 in 6.5 seconds – the 300 SEL was the fastest saloon on the market and was described by Car and Driver as the most stimulating and desirable luxury car since the Duesenberg Model J.

This pristine example was built in 1971 and delivered in stately Blue Metallic (DB 387) with dark blue interior. Having resided with two long-term owners prior to the consignor, the odometer reads just over 9,000 miles. This 300 SEL features factory air-conditioning, floor shift, and sunroof. The interior, with its multitude of luxurious appointments, is in outstanding condition, as is the exterior paintwork. The car is accompanied by a jack and a copy of the build sheet. In November 2018, the current owner had the 6.3 serviced by factory-trained technicians, rendering this Mercedes-Benz exceptional both for its condition and performance.

This superb 6.3 is among the finest examples available today – an ideal candidate for elegant outings and a worthy focal point of any collection.