This is a true genuine Car Purchased from a mate who's parents had purchased new in 1972 there is Service history but not 100% complete .
You will very rarely see a 40 year old car in this condition
Waxenberger's principle was simple: take the powerful 6.3 litre V8 Mercedes-Benz M100 engine from the luxurious Mercedes-Benz 600 limousine, and fit it into the regular Mercedes-Benz W109
S-Class model which only had 6-cylinder engines at that time. The
result was a nearly 2-tonne saloon with performance similar to most
dedicated sports cars of the era. It is said that Rudolf Uhlenhaut,
when invited to test drive the prototype, opened the hood at the first
red light to find out how the big engine and its supporting equipment
had been squeezed in there.
Surprisingly, the rather conservative company went ahead and launched the car into the marketplace at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1968,
in order to make better use of the M100 engine production facilities.
The 6,500 build of the 6.3 outnumbered the 2,700 build of the 600 by
What set this car apart from its contemporaries in the late 1960s
though, was that it could cruise at over 200 km/h (124 mph) with 5
occupants in complete comfort within the body styled by Paul Bracq.
Later, the company also fitted new, smaller V8 engines into the W109
series. The 300SEL 4.5 was only available in the USA, while the 280 SE
3.5 Coupé could also be ordered in Europe.
There was around 165 imported into Australia
All the following mechanical repairs have been completed:
Front Suspension Kingpins Bushes and Trunions, Fuel Pump, Refurbished
air suspension valves, Shock’s all round, Air Bang D/S/F and N/S/F spare in
Boot, All gearbox and rear engine seals, New Front Sub frame bushes, New Tyres,
New Brakes all round, Tail shaft centre bearing replaced, Fuel tank cleaned, Electronic
ignition system fitted and lots more.
Fully registered until March 2013
This is one of the best original in every way except;
Electronic Ignition, Fuel Pump, and Radio.
No Rust Anywhere even in the boot.
There are a few stone chip but very minor