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1969 Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3 | 828K HKD

Back in 1968, Mercedes built its first muscle car by simply taking its largest engine and putting it in the smallest car that could reasonably handle it and only 6500 units were built.

What was once the world’s fastest sedan is still regarded as quick by today’s standards. In an old Road & Track article, writers and staff took the 6.3 to a drag strip and commenced beating various hot rods and muscle cars. If speed and power related clout doesn’t kick you into top gear, remember that icons like Steve McQueen and Paul Newman have owned 6.3’s. For many, the idea of owning the Red Pig 6.3 is the pinnacle but we can’t help imagine that air conditioning and plush seats will hurt the experience. If you've never been behind the wheel of a W109 you're certainly in for a treat. The quality behind each car built can be felt today and it doesn't get much better than a fully sorted example such as this. Just turn the key and go.

This 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 is a superb example of a sought-after classic performance saloon. The world's fastest four-door car at the time of its launch, the 300 SEL arguably set the template for every high-performance saloon since. It is powered by a 6.3-litre M100 V8 engine with Bosch fuel injection, producing some 247bhp and 369 lb ft of torque, driven through the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission.

What began as a secret ‘skunkworks’ project by chassis engineer Erich Waxenberger was soon signed off for production by development chief Rudolf Uhlenhaut, and the 300 SEL 6.3 became a legend as soon as it was launched. Even on the other side of the Atlantic, Road & Track magazine called it “the best sedan in the world”. Tested by the German automotive media in period, the car was clocked from 0-60mph in less than 6.5 seconds and with a top speed of 137mph. Self-levelling air suspension and ventilated disc brakes were standard.

Year: 1969

Body: 4 Doors

Exterior: Black

Interior: Beige

Driver's Side: RHD

Transmission: Automatic

Indicated Mileage: 28,000 Miles (Not certain of accuracy)

Location: Hong Kong

Registration: Hong Kong Registered


Manufactured in 1969 and arrived in Hong Kong in 1991. This 300SEL 6.3 has been lovingly cared for and been subjected to several body and mechanical overhauls throughout its life. Kept for 20 years by the same owner, it presents in good mechanical health with well preserved interior and exterior. Comes complete with tools, spare wheel and many years of service records.


  • This Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 is a sought-after classic saloon

  • Powered by the 6.3-litre naturally aspirated M100 V8 from the Flagship 600, producing around 247bhp, driven through the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission.

  • Mechanically overhauled, preserved interior and exterior. 26 years of service history

Classic Insider condition score: 80 points out of 100


Original. Older restoration. Benefitted from renovation work at different stages of its life. The paintwork and bodywork are in ok condition except for a few paint defects and cloudy chrome trims. All wheels look good with minimal curbing or scuffs and shod with fresh tires. Inside, the black leather presents well, driver's seat and door card showing some age related wear and tear, good condition overall on the dash, shifter and steering wheel. Non-original radio head unit and modified sound systems from the 90s. Mechanically sorted and maintained throughout its life, always driven, never neglected.

Available Exclusively at Classic Insider. Available for viewing by appointment for serious interest only.

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2022 - Rebuild Starter/ Replaced both front valve cover gasket/ Remove Transmission, replace oil seal

2021- Replaced brake master cylinder and hose/ Transmission hose and seal/ A/C pressure nozzle, condenser

2020- Brake system overhaul

2019- Replaced torque converter gasket/ new water pump/ minor body & paint work

2018- Shift lock bushing/ heater hose/ transmission carrier/ flex joint

2017- Power window relay/ A/C tubes/ minor body work

2015- 2016- Full body work: Welding, remove all parts for paint work, replace all seals, all belts, bearing, install new brake booster, master cylinder

2014- Replaced air spring bellows/ replace ignition coil

1998 - 2011- Annual maintainance history

** Service records available upon request


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