For Sale: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL in St. Louis, Missouri

$69,900

Vehicle Description

Just in from Southern California

Spectacularly restored 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL by marque specialists

Believed to be only 43,871 actual miles

One of 1,797 built

Numbers matching engine

Gorgeous factory correct color combination

The original Mercedes-Benz Sports Sedan

Top-of-the-line model


Options include:

Factory Behr air conditioning
Power sunroof
Becker Europa AM/FM stereo
Automatic antenna
Nardi wood rimmed steering wheel
Rear seat reading lamps
Power windows
Power 4-wheel disc brakes
Power steering


Documentation includes original books, previous registrations, California license plates, data card copy and more

Recently serviced

Performs wonderfully

Perfect for show or drive

Truly one of the best examples of this iconic model we’ve seen in years!

A collectors dream!

Launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 1968, the 300SEL 6.3 was originally conceived by Mercedes-Benz engineer Erich Waxenberger two years earlier. Waxenberger’s concept was simple; take the M100 6.3 liter V8 engine and air-suspension from the 600 luxury saloon and place it in the W109 4-door sedan design by Paul Bracq. Often considered Mercedes-Benz’s first true sports sedan, the 300SEL 6.3 offered maximum comfort mixed with legendary performance that challenged even the most powerful automobiles made in Detroit, Michigan at the time. The air-suspension ensured maximum driving comfort while leaving all four wheels firmly on the road while the M100 V8 engine provided more than enough power to satisfy the most performance minded customer. The 300SEL 6.3, while produced in limited numbers until 1972, was capable of cruising at speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour while seating five comfortably. This capability quickly caught the attention of the German tuning firm AMG who successfully campaigned several modified 6.3 sedans in the early 1970s. The 300SEL 6.3 was the Mercedes-Benz sedan that recaptured the imagination of the public. Today, it still finds its way into some of the most incredible collections across the globe. 

The 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 Sedan featured here is finished in stunning Horizon Blue with an impeccably kept blue leather interior. This magnificent motorcar is among one of the finest examples we have seen in many years and is believed to have been driven just 43,871 miles from new. Accompanying this investment-grade 300SEL 6.3 is its original books, previous California registrations, data card and much more. It has been beautifully restored by marquee specialists and would make the perfect example to add any premier collection. If you have been searching for a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 Sedan, you will not find a nicer example than this incredible motorcar and we are proud to offer it to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who desires the best. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. This is an incredible opportunity to own one of the best examples in the world at an investment price. Buy with confidence.

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Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1001733
  • Price:$69,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:300SEL
  • Exterior Color:Horizon Blue
  • Interior Color:Blue
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:43871
  • Stock Number:406778
  • Trim Level:6.3 Sedan
  • VIN:10901812004825
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Vinyl
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive