The 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL equipped with the 6.9-liter engine
was generally referred to in the company's literature as the "6.9"
to distinguish it from the regular 450SEL. At the time it featured
the largest engine of any non-American production car post WWII,
the massive 6.9-liter engine, which was engineered during the
height of the fuel crisis. The 6.9 also has the distinction of
being among the first vehicles ever produced with optional
electronically controlled anti-lock brakes. Presented in black over
a Bamboo leather interior, this example features Mercedes-Benz
floor mats, burl walnut veneers and a sunroof. Garage-kept and
accident- and rust-free, it's in good condition inside and out with
no dings or scratches. It is completely original as it came from
the factory and has been well maintained. It's powered by a
6.9-liter 8-cylinder engine paired with a 3-speed automatic
transmission. This 6.9 comes equipped with self- leveling
hydro-pneumatic suspension and 4-wheel independent suspension,
factory equipped dry sump engine lubrication system, electronically
controlled anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes, bi-level climate control,
Becker Mexico radio and cassette player, power locks and power
windows. The performance work on this model was done by Mercedes
instead of AMG. The suspension, as well as the entire car, had a
thorough inspection and service by a certified mechanic. The wheels
are updated to the design that is correct for the car. It is a
pet-free and non-smoking vehicle that includes a spare tire, floor
mats, owner's manual and maintenance records.
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