1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL Sedan Vehicle Profile

1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL photograph

1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL photograph

1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL photograph

1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL photograph

1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL
Sedan
The Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 is a luxury touring sedan built from 1968 to 1972. If there ever were a perfect definition of a 'sleeper' (Q-car in British parlance) this would be it. With a body and styling much like the famous (but slightly smaller) 240D Stuttgart taxis of the era, this was anything but: it was capable of 0-60 times just over six seconds, a standing quarter mile of 14.2 seconds, and a top speed of over 142 MPH. No wonder it was the fastest sedan in the world until 1980!

The 6.3 concept was the vision of company engineer Erich Waxenberger in 1966. His belief was simple: take the potent 6.3 L V8 M100 engine from the luxurious 600 limousine, and fit it to an unpretentious sedan, the W109. The W109 itself was offered with only six -cylinder engines at that time, and was a slightly longer and better equipped model than its companion W108. The result was a nearly 4,000 pound sedan with performance rivaling most dedicated sports cars of the era. When chief engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut test-drove the prototype it wasn't long before he opened the hood to see how Waxenberger had fit that engine and supporting equipment in the bay.

The car was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1968. What makes this car so unique is that it could cruise at over 120 MPH with five adults in complete comfort. The body was styled by Paul Bracq, and features an air suspension which contributes to its astounding ride quality. This particular car was delivered new in Detroit in 1970 and sold by Woods Motors.


By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2014


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2019 2
2018 2
2017 1
2016 3
2015 3
2013 1
2012 1
2011 1
2009 2
2006 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$59,387$72,8002
2018$68,740$77,0002
2017$41,800$41,8001
2016$31,916$47,9363
2015$33,883$41,8003
2013$59,861$59,8611
2012$38,928$38,9281
2011$20,500$20,5001
2009$6,754$7,2502
2006$16,296$17,6002

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1970 sales)
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 Saloon
Chassis#: 109.018.12.003979
Sold for $45,974
  2019 RM Sothebys : Essen
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3
Chassis#: WDB10901812003870
Sold for $72,800
  2019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3
Chassis#: 109.018-12-003662
Sold for $60,480
  2018 Bonhams : Collectors Motorcars and Automobilia Auction
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3
Chassis#: 09.018.12003231
Sold for $77,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 Sedan
Sold for $41,800
  2017 RM Sothebys : Santa Monica
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL Saloon (6.3 litre)
Chassis#: 10901812003690
Sold for $19,298
  2016 Historics at Brookland
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3
Sold for $47,936
  2016 RM Sothebys : Duemila Ruote
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 3.5
Chassis#: 109.056.12.000816
Sold for $28,515
  2016 RM Sotheby's : London Sale
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 Sedan
Sold for $41,800
  2015 Auctions America - California
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 Sedan
Sold for $34,650
  2015 Auctions America - California
 
1970 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 6.3
Sold for $25,200
  2015 Anglia Auction
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 Saloon
Chassis#: 109.108.12003979
Sold for $59,861
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 l
Sold for $38,928
  2012 Artcurial Motorcars at Rétromobile
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 4 Door
Sold for $20,500
  2011 Mecum Auctions - Kissimmee, FL Auction
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL Four Door Sedan
Sold for $7,250
  2009 Leake Auctions - Dallas - 37th Annual Leake Auto Auction - Market Hall
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL Landeau Convertible
Sold for $6,258
  2009 RM Auctions - Classic Car Auction of Toronto - Fall
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 6.3 300 SEL
Sold for $17,600
  2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction
 
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 Litre
Sold for $14,991
  2006 Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
 
1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SEL 6.3 FOUR DOOR
Sold for $5,100
  2001 Kruse Auction - Auburn, IN
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1970 MERCEDES BENZ 300 SEL 2015 Gulf Coast Classic Punta Gorda, Fl$32,500  
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 2015 Mecum : Kissimmee$27,000  
1970 MERCEDES 300 SEL 6.3 LITER 2013 McCormick's Palm Springs # 55$11,750  
1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 Sports Saloon109018220019242013 Bonhams The Banbury Run Sale $8,000$10,000
1970 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SEL 6.3 FOUR DOOR 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$4,400  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL1971 Sedan
Chassis Num: 109.018-12-005304
Engine Num: 100981-12-005473

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