Semi-big: ’69 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3
When we featured a Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB last week we also mentioned in addition to the 600, we would really enjoy owning a 6.3. In 1968, Road & Track headlined their coverage of the 6.3 with “a big-engined option for a semi-big sedan.” By the time they had major seat time in it for the November issue, they were in love, concluding that it was “merely the greatest sedan in the world.” Car and Driver’s Brock Yates had a similar opinion declaring it “the most stimulating, desirable four-door sedan to appear since the Model J Duesenberg.” And here we have one offered by a well-known California dealer. They were nicknamed Banker’s Hot Rods back in the day, but this one is not in a banker’s color. We like the color and haven’t seen a 6.3 in this shade before. Like the 600, you do not want to buy one with issues or differed maintenance. Today’s 6.3 has a complete history with receipts going back 15 years. The original leather interior is soft and supple with a bit of patina. It has no mechanical needs and ready to go. The asking price reflects the condition of this car at $44,500. That price puts it at a condition 2 valuation on Hagerty. Click here for the listing.