In 1965 Daimler-Benz reorganized its passenger car program. It was a departure from its unified body, also called “tail fin”. From then on, there were two model series and the S-series catered to the high end customer segment. The crown jewel of this new philosophy was the Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3, offered since Juli 1968. Most other car manufacturers used large capacity but technically less sophisticated V-8 engines of US origin. Mercedes was already using the matching aggregate in its “big” Mercedes 600. So it didn’t take much construction effort to create a new superlative with the 300 SEL 6.3. The US magazine “Car and Driver” crowned the car a winner ahead of Cadillac and Rolls-Royce. At the beginning it cost DM 39,160, three times as much as the Mercedes 200 but still, 6,526 cars of this model were built until September 1972.
Our Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3 was delivered in Essen/Germany and has stayed in the family. Its mileage is a sensationally low 57,000 kilometers but it would benefit from a comprehensive service and new tires.
- car radio
- front: disc
- rear: disc
- matching numbers