1969 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

300 SEL - Swiss car, original and in concours condition, Technik fully sorted !


  • Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    165 150 km / 102 620 mi
  • Car type 
  • Chassis number 
  • Engine number 
  • Electric windows
    Climate control
  • Drive 
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Metallic 
  • Interior colour 
  • Interior brand colour 
    Velours Brown
  • Number of doors 
  • Number of seats 
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
  • Gearbox 
  • Performance 
    170 PS / 126 kW / 168 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
  • Fuel type 


The Mercedes-Benz W109 was a luxury-class model from Mercedes-Benz and from 1965 to 1972 in production and had consistently an air suspension that corresponded to the Mercedes 600. In August 1965 a new generation of the upper class was presented with the types 250 S, 250 SE and 300 SE, which was to succeed the tail fin types W111 and W112 (220 Sb, 220 SEb, 300 SE). All three models had in common a body designed by Paul Bracq, whose clear lines dispensed with fashionable accessories and whose timeless elegance still looks timeless today. The W108 / W109 series has disc brakes all around, an advanced detail compared to many other contemporary automobiles. The production of the overall very successful series ended in September 1972. As a successor acted the "S-Class" models of the series W116. The W109.016 with the 2.8l 6-cylinder engine replaced the 3.0l aluminum engine, as it was more expensive in production and use. The performance increase of 10 hp compared to the 280 SE Coupes. This new 2.8l engine was similar to the one used in the 280 SL Pagode, the increase of 10 HP was realized by another camshaft and a customized injection pump. From May 1969, a facelift was performed and the new 4-speed automatic gearbox was installed, which now always start in 1st gear at start and has softer gear switches. The vehicle shown here is already a facelift car, recognizable by the wide transmission tunnel.
This Mercedes 300 SEL / 109.016 spent his life in Switzerland and was regularly maintained there. The receipts fill a folder. We have subjected the car at the respected company AI Motors in Stutensee a total technical retreading. The engine has been completely disassembled and repaired, the gear box sealed, the steering and rear axle repaired and rebuilt to a longer 3.46 gear ratio, so now relaxed cruising on the highway is a pleasure. The front axle and the air suspension were overhauled. The car is 100% completely rustfree and rustproofed. The paintwork was renewed in 1989 in Switzerland and looks wonderful. The club velour in dark brown the carpet in two-tone velour and the wood in Macassar are completely original. The subfloor resembles that of a year-old car. She drives fantastic, seat in and drive, no repair backlog. Through the light and powerful 6-cylinder engine, the car drives light-footed, she drives through air suspension, anti- dive system, radial tires and power steering playfully, yes modern and safe. A fresh TÜV full report is available. The Becker Grand Prix stereo radio was overhauled at Radio Koenig and provided with mp3 connection & USB socket. The underbody and structure were also treated with wax for rustproof . With a complete on-board folder, tools and new wool velour protection mats.For more comfortable long distance touring we had a longer rear axel drive ( 3.46 ) installed. This lowers the revolutions, the car is more quiet and the engine will not rev so high when driving fast. There were over 38.000, - invested. The list of works carried out comprises 236 items and will be given to you gladly. The vehicle is sold with a 12-month warranty.

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Mercedes 300 SEL
Chassis-Nr. 109 016 12 00 2076
Engine no. 130981-12-001823
Transmission no. 004688
Production date: June 30, 1969
First registration: 08.08.1969 Switzerland
Color: MB 728 H Beige gray Metallic
Upholstery 744 suede dark brown, sealing cream, flooring velour carpet 8026 dark brown,
parcel shelf suede dark brown, seat belts dark brown, wood Macassar

202 Operating Instructions & Service Manual multi lingual , sticker Tire Pressure & Cooling Water in German language
222 First aid kit
233 fog lights with France circuit
248 rear power windows, heated laminated glass
286 luggage racks driver's seats (2 pieces)
306 cooling system
401 individual seats in front
404 driver's seat orthopedic left
405 driver's seat orthopedic right
410 sunroof electric
430 seat belts front & rear (4 pcs.)
463 Hazard warning lights with flashing light
503 outside mirror left
516 Radio Becker Grand Prix LMKU
531 antenna automatically Hirschmann
541 Halogen for dipped and main beam in lighting unit
543 Upholstery between the driver's seats (540) & halogen headlamps - remote, dipped and fog lights (618)
551 steering wheel ivory colored
560 Seat height adjustment driver's seat right
573 Headrests front left and right
584 electric power windows 4-fold
595 Heat-insulating glass green all around, windscreen with band filter
616 halogen fog lamps round (next to light unit)
641 tires with white wall (5-fold)
659 tires for Switzerland made by Firestone
665 packaging PU
811 rear speakers with crossfader
879 Headrest rear left
880 Headrest, rear right
991 further coded special versions see production order

Standard equipment:
Mechanical fuel injection Bosch
421 4-speed automatic transmission, selector lever for automatic transmission on the steering column
Air suspension with automatic level control, height-adjustable
Brake nipple support and rear axle
Power steering with steering damper
Disc brakes all around, ventilated at the front with vacuum booster and braking force limitation at the rear
Electric window lift 4-fold with child safety lock
Central locking with vacuum system
Glove compartment lockable and illuminated
Illuminated footwell
Interior lights front and rear
Windscreen wiper with two speed levels
Heating separately adjustable for driver and front passenger
cigar lighter
Seat height adjustable for driver
Velour’s carpeting
Rear armrest folds down
Speaker 2 - fold with crossfader
Macassar Wood decor
Luggage nets and the front seats

Retrofitted extras:

Battery with larger capacity (88 Ah)
Radio Becker Grand Prix stereo with pm3 connection
Speaker front and rear stereo
Fader Stereo
USB power connector in glove box
Doormats front and back in wool velour’s
Long Rear axle ratio 1: 3.46

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