A 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 is in search of a brand new dwelling within the U.S. and, with simply 7,659 miles (12,325 km) on the clock, will doubtless promote for a fairly penny.
This explicit 300 SEL 6.3’s identified historical past begins in 1990, when it was bought by Dan Smith, a Mercedes-Benz fanatic who was on the hunt for the best 300 SEL 6.Three on the earth. He employed MBI Motor of Portland, Oregon to utterly restore the automotive to the very best potential stage, no matter price. All through the prolonged restoration, many new-old-stock components have been fitted.
As well as, the Canepa itemizing confirms the unique 6.3-liter engine was rebuilt and upgraded for optimum efficiency. It now options 10:1 compression pistons, port-matched and angle-cut cylinder heads, AMG camshafts and customized exhaust headers, rising the horsepower “considerably”.
Furthermore, the transmission and rear axle have been rebuilt, the entrance suspension and steering field have been changed, and 15-inch wheels have been fitted, whereas the physique was stripped again and repainted within the unique end. MBI Motor additionally re-trimmed the leather-based inside.
In 2013, the automotive was bought by a son for his father’s birthday. 4 years later, it was bought by “one of many foremost automotive collectors on the earth” and brought to Canepa to be inspected and serviced. Over a three-month interval, the automotive obtained new brake rotors and pads, and loved an engine tune up, fluids change, air-con system restore, chassis lubrication, new engine mounts, and a whole concours-level element.
Canepa is promoting the automotive with the proprietor’s manuals, service paperwork, instruments, jack, and spare wheel.