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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.