Birds Of A Feather: 5 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3s

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Imagine stumbling upon the collection of a marque aficionado who was particularly smitten with one model. That’s exactly what the sellers of these five Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3’s claim they found in a Colorado garage! And now each car is up for grabs here on craigslist. One of the cars has very low mileage to the tune of 27,000, and yet another is claimed to be 1 of 3 in a black-on-black color combination. Prices are said to range from $20K to $50K and frankly, not a single one of them appears all that rough. I’d pick the red one simply because you don’t see these classic V8 sedans in such vibrant colors very often, and the factory Bundt wheels are a good look too. Of course, what’s most appealing is the garage housing all these Germans! Which one would you take?

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Comments

  1. Chebby

    Amazing! But come on, you’ve got to run a more detailed ad than that.

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  2. jimbosidecar

    I love them all.

  3. phoneman91

    A garage of dreams.

  4. Dolphin Member

    It would be interesting to hear how this guy and his brother-in-law came across these 6.3s.

    …..on 2nd thought, no it wouldn’t. The’re just listing them on the local CL site to make a few bucks by marketing them in a low effort, zero cost way.

    I guess if there are no sales then nobody gets hurt……or paid. With due respect to the cars’ owner, if I had a house & garages & cars like those I hope I would be able to come up with a better solution to selling them than this.

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    • Jason

      “if I had a house & garages & cars like those I hope I would be able to come up with a better solution to selling them than this.”

      Right. I am local and will try to dig around on this. Seems hard to believe some moneyed Merc enthusiast would let his prized collection go to some random dudes.

  5. randy

    I am surprised to see that none of them have the “european” style headlights. The 300SEL 6.3 was the top dog of all makes at the time, as far as I am concerned. The pullmans were even more special, with 6 doors, 2 hidden doors between the 4 doors with exterior handles. The hydraulic windows would decapitate you if you had your head hanging out of the window and someone decided to close the window!

  6. jim s

    i see a 4 car garage and 5 cars, how does that work. how old are the photos that show all that snow? also agree with Dolphin. interesting finds.

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  7. That Guy

    The 6.3 had the stacked-headlight front end in all markets, not just the US. I don’t recall the reason for this but I think it had something to do with Mercedes wanting to offer halogen lights in Europe, and the giant one-piece lights didn’t lend themselves to that.

    All five of these cars look really nice, but I wonder what would motivate someone to own five of them. Must be an interesting story.

  8. randy

    I had a set back in the days of gray market imports,(euro 109 chassis headlights) here’s a set on ebay. I sold mine quite a bit cheaper back then.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Mercedes-Benz-W108-109-111-112-Bosch-Euro-Headlight-Assemblies-w-NOS-Bezels-/121639533813

    • Horse Radish

      Just on the topic of Euro headlights:

      How easy are people duped into throwing away money ?

      Or is the seller just so ignorant and blatantly bold to ask that kind of money.

      As far as I know the Euro headlights came with two styles of lenses (early and late),
      And from what I understood only the later ones would lend themselves to be used with the halogen bulbs.
      Now the bulb rests in the reflector and the lens can BUT SHOULD NOT be changed (and to the un-knowledgeable, this is where the error lies).
      There is more details to that.
      These are not $2000 headlights.

      • randy

        I believe it is the rarity, and unique look that commands this kind of money. I like them much better, but they are not DOT approved due to not being “sealed beams”

  9. Grr

    I wish I was a rich old bastard.

  10. randy

    Me too, I’m just the “old” part!

    • Ross W. Lovell

      Greetings All,

      First of all…….5 cars in a 4 car garage, depending on the space, not an issue, been there, done that, got the t-shirt and wore it out and using the remains to apply wax to a Ponton.

      Euro headlights…….. We call them Jello molds, Love ’em!

      Have paid close to that for some exceptional units. Now that MB has a comprehensive restoration and parts chain up and running it would be interesting to see if MB’s price for new replacement units exceed $2K.

      Now for my Cliff Claven…………….I usually play with old Jaguars. Currently working on a 1934 SS1 SWB Tourer, that’s pre-SS100, the car was equipped with a flathead as the OHV engine had not been tooled for as of that date.

      Headlights……most people know the big Lucas P100s which didn’t come on these two cars. P100’s were equipped on the sedans and adapted for the US market by adding a sealed beam unit within the shell behind the original glass to satisfy of regs here. Occasionally these still show up at a Concours though most owners have changed over.

      Not uncommon for an unrestored set to hit easily $1500.00 for a set. Heaven forbid they be a US market set because the restoration back to UK spec will come close to that but only of the shells aren’t damaged and the glass is useable.

      If I could find the correct headlights for my Tourer for less than $2500 for the cores I’d be happy. P100’s are actually cheaper.

  11. Jason

    Tried twice to post links on this story. No luck. What’s up Jesse/Josh/Jeff?

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