Factory Hot-Rod: 1968 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3


Erich Waxenberger, a Mercedes-Benz engineer of that era, tought that it could be fun to put the same V8, 6.3 liters engine of the “Grosser” limousine in a standard SEL sedan, and surprisingly also the mother company found that it was a good idea.


The result was the first german “muscle” sedan ever made; it could boast nice figures like a 200 km/h top speed and less than 7 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h: it was quite an alien in the Mercedes production, especially when you realize that this is a 2 tons sedan.


This particular car looks very well preserved, with a nice patina and basically everything in its correct place. Interiors are tired but good: no big rips on the cloth and a good original dashboard; the engine bay looks well too and the overall impressions is of a car not abused. The worst part is the body but just because it is more than fourty years old: there is rust for sure but nothing which need an urgent work. That’s absolutely an interesting project. Find it for sale at $7,950 here in Los Angeles, CA.

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