Lot 41

2016   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2016

1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

SOLD $198,000


$175,000 - $250,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Retains Matching-Numbers Engine
Original Black on Black Color Combination
2,000 Miles on Award-Winning Restoration by Hatch & Sons
Recent Comprehensive Service by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center
Accompanied by Owner’s Manual, Tools, and Restoration Records

Technical Specs

6,332 CC SOHC V-8 Engine
247 BHP at 4000 RPM
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Pneumatic Springs
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Boasting performance that could challenge or even humble sports cars of its era, such as the Chevrolet Corvette and Porsche 911, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 of 1968-72 merged luxury, practicality, and muscle car acceleration. The sedan project was spearheaded by Mercedes-Benz engineer Erich Waxenberger. Introduced at the 1968 Geneva Auto Show, the new model achieved 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds on the way to a nearly 140 mph top speed. Car and Driver magazine called it “the most stimulating, desirable four-door sedan to appear since the Model J Duesenberg.”

This beautifully presented 300 SEL 6.3 shines in rare Black (DB 40) with original black leather interior. The recipient of a no-expense-spared and fully documented restoration by specialists Hatch & Sons in 2004, this car then received top awards at each event it entered, including a Best in Class and Second Overall that year at the Mercedes-Benz Club of America’s StarFest in Ohio. Recently serviced by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine, California, this stunning 6.3 is equipped with air-conditioning, power windows, Becker radio, and two sets of wheels.

Considered by many as the progenitor of the super sedan, this 6.3 is one of the last classic, hand-built cars to come out of the Mercedes workshops in Stuttgart. Offering timeless styling and speed, this gorgeous 300 SEL 6.3 must be one of the finest examples available today and demands careful consideration.