Lot 189 - 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL (Long wheelbase, 3.5 litre)
|Odometer reading||49,000 km|
|Estimate||£19,000 - £27,000|
- Desirable 3.5 litre, V8 engine
- Air suspension
The Mercedes-Benz W108 and W109 were luxury cars produced from 1965 through to 1973. The line was an update of the predecessor W111 and W112 fintail saloon. The 300 SEL made grand headlines with the 'Q car', the 6.3 litre range was the top example and, behind it in the model line-up with the luxuries and a less heavy yet still very powerful 3.5 litre engine, was the SEL. Offered with air suspension, all electric windows and providing Mercedes-Benz legendary reliability, these cars were sought after by Europe's elite and swiftly became a favourite in the United States. Although many critics described the car as a 'fintail without the fintails', the vehicle was an amazing success. Mostly, due its simple and understated contours, it is not remembered for its looks though some argue that it was thanks to the design that the car has such a timeless charm but instead it was very well known for its reliability and durability, proof again of excellent German engineering.
This lovely example is presented in navy blue with complementary blue leather interior. Its smooth and rare 3.5 litre, V8 is mated to an automatic gearbox and with air suspension, this model is one of the most desirable for the discerning collector. These luxury saloons were the choice of Embassies and Royalty around the world, they were a delight to drive, performing well on those long journeys which ate up the miles effortlessly and in comfort. This particular car has covered a mere 49,000km and we are informed has been serviced and setup correctly by a renowned Mercedes-Benz specialist thus performs beautifully.
Previous lotLot 188 - 1991 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16 Valve
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.