1972 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL
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1972 Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 6.3, well this is an astounding vehicle in immaculate condition truly worth of adding to a classic car stable and with performance to match, you simply must inspect this car!
The idea started out as a private venture in 1966 by company engineer Erich Waxenberger. His principle was simple: take the powerful 6.3 litre V8 M100 engine from the luxurious 600 limousine, and fit it into the regular W109 S-Class model which only had 6-cylinder engines at that time. The result was a nearly 2-ton sedan with performance similar to most dedicated sports cars of the era. It is said that Rudolf Uhlenhaut, when invited to test drive the prototype, opened the hood at the first red light to find out how the big engine and its supporting equipment had been squeezed in there.
Surprisingly, the rather conservative company went ahead and launched the car into the marketplace at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1968, in order to make better use of the M100 engine production facilities. The 6,500 built of the 6.3 outnumbered the 2,700 built of the 600 by far. What set this car apart from its contemporaries in the late 1960s was that it could cruise at over 200 km/h (124 mph) with five occupants in complete comfort within the body styled by Paul Bracq. Later, the company also fitted new, smaller V8 engines into the W109 series. The 300SEL 4.5 was only available in the United States, while the 280 SE 3.5 Coupé could also be ordered in Europe.
- 6.332-litre V8 with Bosch fuel injection,
- 250 PS (184 kW; 247 hp) at 4000 rpm, 300 HP SAE at 4100 rpm
- 500.3 N⋅m (369.0 lb⋅ft) at 2800 rpm, 588 N⋅m (434 lb⋅ft) SAE at 3000 rpm
- Max. engine speed: 5250 rpm
- 0-62 mph (100 km/h): 6.6 seconds
- 0-100 mph (160 km/h) : 14.6 seconds
- Standing 1/4-mile (~400 m) : 14.2 seconds
- Top Speed : 220 km/h (136.7 mph)†
International Motorsport Classics cars is a family owned business established 1960 with a rich history in motorsport and car restoration both in New Zealand and around the world.
-Service & Repair
We are highly regarded for their workmanship and expertise in servicing and repairing super cars and classics.
IMS is committed to a smooth changeover of your new purchase, with airport collections and delivery nationwide.
-Our Auckland showroom is located at,
9-11 Pollen St
Grey Lynn, Auckland City
-We are open,
9:00am-5:30pm Monday to Friday and 10:00am-3:30pm Saturday.
Or by appointment.
- +Air conditioning
- +Leather interior
- +Alloy wheels
- +Power Steering
- +Electric Windows
- +Fuel Injected