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Lot 101

2015   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2015

1977 Mercedes-Benz 6.9

SOLD $71,500

Estimate

$70,000 - $85,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

116.036.12.003077

Car Highlights

One Owner for 35 Years
Just 19,400 Miles Recorded
Proclaimed in 1977 by Car and Driver as “The Best Mercedes-Benz Automobile Ever Sold”
The Fastest Sedan of Its Day
An Outstanding Example of a Mercedes-Benz Flagship Model

Technical Specs

6,834 CC SOHC Dry-Sump V-8 Engine
Bosch K-Jetronic Electronic Fuel Injection
250 HP at 4,000 RPM
3-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Dual-Circuit Servo-Assisted Disc Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Unequal-Length A-Arms and Coil Springs
Rear Diagonal Swing Axles with Coil Springs and Hydro-Pneumatic Ride Control
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Mercedes-Benz sought to raise the bar on luxury and performance with the incredible 6.9 and unknowingly kicked of the modern supercar era.

This big four-door was a true sleeper, a full-sized luxury sedan capable of extraordinary performance for its day – 0 to 60 mph in seven seconds and a 140 mph top speed. Daimler-Benz built the 6.9 on its own assembly line, andits relatively docile outward appearance belied the cutting-edge engineering hidden beneath.

This remarkable Brilliant Red (DB 525) Mercedes-Benz 6.9 was delivered new to Johnson Import Motors in Owatonna, Minnesota, sold to Mr. Vernon Behr of Fulda, Minnesota, and remained in his custody until 2012. Accented with Bamboo (DB 204) leather, almost every conceivable luxury item was installed as standard equipment. This 6.9 is remarkably fresh in appearance and had been driven just under 19,400 miles at the time of cataloguing. This 6.9 is accompanied by its original tools and jack, owner’s manuals, warranty booklet, service data plate and original window sticker showing an MSRP of $39,645.

Widely considered the best sedan in the world in the late 1970s, with fewer than 750 built, the 6.9 is now eminently collectible and still able to challenge many modern-day performance sedans. One would be hard-pressed to find a finer example on the market.