1968 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL


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"The Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 began as a private venture by Mercedes-Benz employee Erich Waxenberger in 1966. The idea of placing a large powerful sports car engine in a saloon is still very popular today as can be seen with the current Mercedes-Benz range and indeed the 6.3 capacity V8 engine is still in use today, albeit many generations on from the W 109 SEL. Waxenberger's theory was simple; take the powerful 6.3 litre V8 Mercedes-Benz M100 engine from the luxurious Mercedes-Benz 600 limousine and fit it into the regular Mercedes-Benz W 109 S-Class model which, at the time, only had six-cylinder engines. The result was a nearly two-tone saloon with performance similar to most prestigious sports cars of the era.This example is finished in red over a black interior and spent much of its life in Australia before being imported to the UK. Purchased by the current vendor in 2016 the Mercedes was set for restoration before other commitments took over. Reported to be in good restorable condition, we are informed the engine turns over and runs. The 300 SEL would certainly be a very rewarding project for the new owner heading into the winter months. Complete with EU taxes paid documentation and a NOVA number ready for registration, this car is offered without reserve with a guide price of £3,500 - £5,500."