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desidon

29 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2017 :  12:26:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello.... New member here looking to get into my first classic Mercedes and I am smitten by the 6.3

What do you folks think about this one for sale

https://www.thewestcoastclassics.com/1969-mercedes-benz-300sel-6.3-tan-leather-c-870.htm

Any red flags here? Are the wheels correct for this cat?

Thx in advance

daantjie

Canada
937 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2017 :  14:04:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks pretty tidy but I'm sure the more learned 6.3 guys will weigh in.
Wheels are period correct.

Daniel
1977 450 SEL 6.9
Vancouver, BC
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AgSilver

USA
226 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2017 :  16:50:12  Show Profile  Visit AgSilver's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not too sure about the mileage, but neither is the seller. As an original rust-free California car, I doubt you will find a better example. Just remember, it's about 50 years old and will undoubtedly require looking after. That said, the fact that it appears to be rust-free is worth everything to me when it come to these machines. If you are serious, you should be on a plane tonight to L.A.. This one will not last long on the market.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Niederheimbach, Germany
300SEL 6.3
E55K AMG
CLK63 AMG Gone
Ferrari 400GTC4 Gone
ML400CDI BiTurbo
ML350 CDI BT
9146GT
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desidon

29 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2017 :  23:59:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by AgSilver

Not too sure about the mileage, but neither is the seller. As an original rust-free California car, I doubt you will find a better example. Just remember, it's about 50 years old and will undoubtedly require looking after. That said, the fact that it appears to be rust-free is worth everything to me when it come to these machines. If you are serious, you should be on a plane tonight to L.A.. This one will not last long on the market.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Niederheimbach, Germany
300SEL 6.3
E55K AMG
CLK63 AMG Gone
Ferrari 400GTC4 Gone
ML400CDI BiTurbo
ML350 CDI BT
9146GT



What do you think of pricing?
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KipF

USA
97 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2017 :  17:48:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If the car is what it appears to be, the price is a deal. You can find examples out there for less money, but be prepared to drop near 2/3 the price of this one in it, probably more. This car is VERY competitively priced, IMO. It's not going to be on the market very long. Should you end up with it, I strongly urge you to arrange to get it to Michael Morris at Morris Motors in Walnut Grove for his expert "going over". It will be the best money you will ever spend on this car.

1966 230SL
1969 300SEL #1703
1985 300TD
1990 350SDL
1992 500E
1993 500E
2002 SL500
2008 GL320 CDI
2009 GL320 BT - SOLD
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desidon

29 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2017 :  20:58:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am in Dallas and this will be a blind buy for me. Also my first foray into anything classic let alone Mercedes. Needless to say I am out of my depth here.

Any members in the area who can take a look at this for me physically? Feel like too much of a risk buying this blind.

I like the idea of shipping this to Morris motors before I get it shipped here if I end up with it.
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mtrei

USA
3740 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2017 :  00:03:32  Show Profile  Visit mtrei's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Technically, the wheels are not correct for a 1969 6.3. Bundt alloys were available as an option for the 6.3 starting in 1971.
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abl567

Australia
916 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2017 :  02:36:46  Show Profile  Visit abl567's Homepage  Reply with Quote
According to this thread

http://m-100.co/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8316&SearchTerms=bundt,wheel,option

It was October 1969

300SEL
6.3 #2723, my first classic Benz
3.5 #8659, my second.
2 to go...

Edited by - abl567 on 08/28/2017 02:38:25
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KipF

USA
97 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2017 :  08:23:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a '69 as well and may be able to take a look at this one for you this coming weekend, if it's still available. It's not far from my home in SoCal.

1966 230SL
1969 300SEL #1703
1985 300TD
1990 350SDL
1992 500E
1993 500E
2002 SL500
2008 GL320 CDI
2009 GL320 BT - SOLD

Edited by - KipF on 08/28/2017 08:26:28
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AgSilver

USA
226 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2017 :  09:29:42  Show Profile  Visit AgSilver's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KipF

If the car is what it appears to be, the price is a deal. You can find examples out there for less money, but be prepared to drop near 2/3 the price of this one in it, probably more. This car is VERY competitively priced, IMO. It's not going to be on the market very long. Should you end up with it, I strongly urge you to arrange to get it to Michael Morris at Morris Motors in Walnut Grove for his expert "going over". It will be the best money you will ever spend on this car.



I totally agree, also adding the same caveat, "if the car is what it appears to be."

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Niederheimbach, Germany
300SEL 6.3
E55K AMG
CLK63 AMG Gone
Ferrari 400GTC4 Gone
ML400CDI BiTurbo
ML350 CDI BT
9146GT
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desidon

29 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2017 :  11:07:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KipF

I have a '69 as well and may be able to take a look at this one for you this coming weekend, if it's still available. It's not far from my home in SoCal.

1966 230SL
1969 300SEL #1703
1985 300TD
1990 350SDL
1992 500E
1993 500E
2002 SL500
2008 GL320 CDI
2009 GL320 BT - SOLD




I would really appreciate that. If it lasts through the week and you can take a look this weekend and give a thumbs up then it's meant to be......

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8943post

18 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2017 :  12:13:30  Show Profile  Visit 8943post's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Is the shifter and shift pattern correct for a 1969? Our 1969 #1012 has the Ferrari style shifter with PARK being aft on the pattern.

www.intercitylines.com

"Blackie" '69 6.3 #1012
'87 560 SL
'16 GLE
'16 Cayenne Diesel
'10 E63

Bastard children from America: '32 Ford/Cadillac power and 2001 Mustang Road Race Car.
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Hendrik

Germany
26 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2017 :  17:08:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The shift pattern is correct for my understanding. The change was at VIN 2020 or nearby. The car has #2340, so this is correct.
BR
Hendrik
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Ron B

Australia
11561 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2017 :  17:38:10  Show Profile  Visit Ron B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It looks well worth the money in the pictures, you could buy a lesser one and spend than that on repairs . Do they have Recent history for servicing etc? , in the last few months not 10 years ago . All it's correct tools are there and that spare looks like an original ,great for display but not so good if you ever wanted to use it. he vales for the suspension look good but to my mind,if you are going to spend money, fly there , get someone to help you inspect it ,drive it , and then make an offer.
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mpmorris

USA
1315 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2017 :  22:05:33  Show Profile  Visit mpmorris's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Well --devils advocate. I'd like to see close ups of the inner fender well at engine bay (both sides)where the radiator support meets --appears there was a pretty good frontal -but maybe it is just the photos. Pretty paint. Over all I'd suspect the mileage claim -the car is pretty rough in the under carriage for such a low mileage car. It has the wrong shift knob for the vin; I believe the wrong front turn signals for the vin; the ash tray grain is wrong -shift console leather isn't quite right. Just a whole lotta 'stuff' for the money -but then again, the prices are rising --though the claimed mileage would be a big issue for me.

If you compare this to the Ivory true 50k mile car that is offered for $70K+, there is a world of difference in originality. (please note I do not have an affiliation with the silver or ivory car) -just comparing the two.

I'd take up Kip's offer of having a look at the car.

my two cents

mpm

Edited by - mpmorris on 08/29/2017 00:15:07
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desidon

29 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2017 :  23:19:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mpmorris

.
Well --devils advocate. I'd like to see close ups of the inner fender well at engine bay (both sides)where the radiator support meets --appears there was a pretty good frontal -but maybe it is just the photos. Pretty paint. Over all I'd suspect the mileage claim -the car is pretty rough in the under carriage for such a low mileage car. It has the wrong shift knob for the vin; I believe the wrong front turn signals for the vin; the ash tray grain is wrong -shift console leather isn't quite right. Just a whole lotta 'stuff' for the money -but then again, the prices are rising --though the claimed mileage would be a big issue for me.

If you compare this to the Ivory true 50k mile car that is offered for $70K+, there is a world of difference in originality. (please note I do not have an affiliation with the silver or ivory car) -just comparing the two.

I'd take up Kip's offer of having a look at the car.

my two cents

mpm



I have requested kip to take a look at it if he can this weekend.
I also spoke to the dealer and he said the car was recently servived at a Mercedes dealer.
The dealer does not know much about this model but says that the suspension has been sitting up for the 10 plus days that he has had the car for what it's worth.

I asked the dealer what he is basing his pricing on and he said this is a rust free 2 owner California car and mentioned that the answer lies somewhere between 40 - 50k...

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