1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 450 SEL 6.9
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1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 450 SEL 6.9 for sale
Owned by same man for almost 30 years!
One of 462 examples imported to North America in 1977
6. 9L M100 V-8 engine (250 hp) with "dry sump" lubrication
W3B 050 three-speed automatic transmission
ZF limited-slip differential
Original Graublau Metallic exterior (Gray Blue Metallic) (Code 906)
Original Pacific Blue leather over blue interior (Code 202)
Power steering. four-wheel power disc brakes
Metal sunroof and cruise control
. Self-leveling hydropneumatic. four-wheel independent suspension
14-inch Mercedes-Benz wheels on Super Star 70 tires
Extensive records. with more than $8K in suspension work alone!
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this statuesque and rarely seen 1977 450SEL 6. 9. This true European classic comes with the owner's personal gas/oil/mileage logbook. dealer report card. service records. owner's manuals. maintenance booklet. M-B engine/chassis/units catalog E and even a translated copy of the original German Datacard (build card) from Mercedes-Benz!
This particular Gray Blue Metallic (Code 906) example was built in August. 1977 and delivered by Keo Motor Car Corporation in Nanuet. New York on April 11. 1978 to Worth Enterprises in Verona. New Jersey. where it was driven and serviced. Records that accompany the car indicate that it was maintained through September. 1979 and 26. 29 miles.
In December 1986. St. Louis City resident Fred Barrera bought the car with 64. 05 miles on it. Barrera created the Aries Company. originally as a mobile disc jockey service in 1974 that grew into a sound and lighting company and ultimately. a full service party rental company.
Under the hood of this Benz lies a 6. 9L V-8 engine. rated at 250 horsepower and 360 lbs-ft of torque. The engine was a cast iron V-8 with single overhead camshafts operating sodium-filled valves against hardened valve seats on each aluminum alloy cylinder head. Bosch K-Jetronic electromechanical fuel injection was standard at a time when fuel-injected cars were uncommon. As in all Mercedes-Benz automobile engines. the crankshaft. connecting rods and pistons were forged instead of cast. In the interest of both engine longevity as well as creating some extra space under the hood. a "dry sump" engine lubrication system was used. The system circulated 12 quarts of oil between the storage tank and the engine. as opposed to the usual four or five quarts found in V-8s with a standard oil pan and oil pump.
As a result. the engine itself had no dipstick for checking the oil level. Instead. the dipstick was attached to the inside of the tank's filler cap (accessible from the engine bay) and the oil level was checked with the engine running and at operating temperature. This system also had the benefit of extending the oil change interval to 12. 00 miles. This. along with hydraulic valve lifters. which required no adjusting. and special cylinder head gaskets which eliminated the need for periodic re-torquing of the head bolts. made the 6. 9 nearly maintenance-free for its first 50. 00 miles. The 6. 9 required little basic service other than coolant. minor tune-ups. oil changes and replacement of the air. fuel. oil and power steering filters.
This car also features a model W3B 050 three-speed automatic transmission unique to the 6. 9 and a standard ZF limited-slip differential both for enhanced roadholding performance on dry pavement and enhanced traction in inclement weather.
The paint on this car shows extremely well with only minor imperfections visible upon close inspection but overall. it is in great shape. as are the trim pieces. bumpers. glass and lights. The doors close with bank vault-like solidity and the car looks as imposing in someone else's rearview mirror as it did when it was new.
Inside. all of the gauges work as designed and there's even a retro Audiovox car telephone located on the console between the front seats; this car was reportedly one of the first vehicles in St. Louis to have such a device. Car comes equipped with optional metal sunroof and cruise control. For the most part. the Pacific Blue leather seats (Code 202) with blue interior are in great shape. The visible wear on the driver's front bucket testify to what a great driver's car this is and how much it has been enjoyed through the years. There is excellent matching carpet throughout the interior. The door panels and dashboard are matched perfectly to the rest of the interior and look fantastic.
The Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6. 9 is the high-performance. top-of-the-line version of the W116 model S-Class luxury sedan. Generally referred to in the company's literature as the "6. 9. to separate it from the regular 450SEL. it featured the largest engine of any non-American production car post WWII.
This example of a Mercedes 6. 9 will delight even the most discerning collector or enthusiast. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!!!
Examples of this car's competition in 1977 included the Aston Martin Lagonda. the BMW 3. 0 Si and the Jaguar XJ6 Vanden Plas.
Current mileage on the odometer shows 91. 74 miles. It is sold as is and on a clear and clean actual mileage title.
Transmission #: 000624
INDUSTRY UNIQUE RETURN POLICY: If for any reason you receive your vehicle and have buyer’s remorse. are not happy with the vehicle or just don’t want it for any reason we will purchase the car back from you. We must be notified in writing of your decision to return the vehicle within seven (7) days of your receipt of said vehicle. The vehicle may not have more than 75 additional miles on the odometer from the time it left our possession and be returned in the same condition that it left. You WILL be responsible for a restocking fee that will equal 20% of the purchase price of the vehicle. no exceptions. You will also be responsible for shipping the vehicle back to our shop at your expense. About Motoexotica History
MotoExotica. com is a licensed bonded dealer through the state of Missouri. We have been in business since 1988 selling high end. special interest. pre-owned and exotic vehicles.
With the advent of the Internet and EBay Motors. we have found an avenue that allows us to sell cars we normally purchased for ourselves. We have owned just about every exotic and luxury car known to man; such as ISO Grifo to Jaguar XKE. Lamborghini Countach and Rolls Royce.
In the past. these cars were sold primarily through Hemmings Motor News and through word of mouth. We would normally keep a car and enjoy it personally for 6 – 18 months. However. with listing cars on EBay Motors. our turnover has tremendously increased. Now. the average time we hold a car is 4 – 6 weeks!
With the increase in turnover has come the increased need of fine automobiles. We are constantly looking for exceptional cars and travel the country coast to coast in search of the rare and unusual. We find our cars through individuals like yourselves as well as classic car and dealers auctions. We do not purchase vehicles that we would not be proud to own ourselves.
For a quote on shipping anywhere in the world. please feel free to email us at sales@Motoexotica. com or call 636-600-4600. We will give you an estimated cost for open and enclosed transport or overseas. We are happy to accommodate our international buyers! Over the last several decades we have exported thousands of cars to Norway. Germany. Estonia. Puerto Rico. Hawaii. Alaska. Costa Rica. Brazil. British Columbia. Canada and many other locations around the world. Overseas shipments will be placed into a steel container for safe sea passage or optional roll-on/roll-off (RoRo). We take care of all the details and paperwork. All you have to do is collect the car at your nearest port and enjoy! Please note that we are not a transport company and only offer this service as a convenience to our customers. You are more than welcome to arrange your own shipping. Transportation will commence only after final payment and signed documentation are received.
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Vehicle Pickup & Shipping General Terms
The vehicle is offered with a right to a personal inspection by any bidder or agent. If you or an agent upon completion of a scheduled inspection at our St. Louis location finds the car not to your liking. we will refund your deposit with no questions asked. Feedback MUST be left before the vehicle is released to the buyer/agent/shipper. If you are the high bidder and unable to inspect said vehicle before auction close. you or an agent will have seven (7) days to inspect said vehicle after the close of auction. I encourage a physical inspection strongly to avoid any misunderstandings or representations.
All disputes arising out of or resulting from this sale shall be finally determined by binding arbitration in St. Louis. Missouri in accordance with the commercial rules of arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration shall be carried out by one or more arbitrators in accordance with said rules. Any award shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction in the same manner as judgments. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive the sale of the automobile described herein. Buyer and Seller hereby agree that Missouri law shall control for all purposes under this Bill of Sale. Buyer and Seller hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of Missouri to specifically enforce the agreement to arbitrate and to enter judgment of and enforce the award of the arbitrator. All above terms and conditions are applied to vehicle sales. whether through EBay or otherwise. Fees and Taxes
Payment must be made by Cashiers Check. Money Orders or Wire Transfers payable in US Dollars. A Refundable deposit in the amount of $500. 00 must be received within Twenty-Four (24) hours of the auctions close either by Master Card. Visa. Discover or PayPal (Credit Cards or PayPal for deposit only NOT for full payment). Purchaser cannot make any claims of ownership to said vehicle without payment in full. The buyer has seven (7) days from close of auction to inspect the vehicle. If an inspection or decision takes longer than seven days and you find the vehicle not to your liking. your deposit will be forfeited and the car will be relisted. Final payment must be received within ten (10) days of the auction close. The refundable deposit only applies if you or an agent inspect said vehicle in St. Louis and find it not to your liking. Documentation Fee: There will be a $195. 00 fee added to each car sold. This includes title transfer. inventory tax. holding costs. vehicle preparation. storage and priority documentation delivery.
We will not be responsible for buyer’s remorse or problems found to said vehicle once they have left our property. We are just being realistic; most of the cars we deal in are vintage and by their very nature will need TLC and some degree of attention sooner or later. These are not new cars and your expectation should not be of a perfect. new car. Once full payment has been received. Seller will email or fax a copy of clear title. Bill of Sale. Buyers Guide and additional DMV forms to the Buyer to sign and return via email or fax. The fully-executed forms must be returned to the Seller prior to the shipment of said vehicle. Original paperwork will be sent to Buyer via USPS Priority Mail within ten (10) days from date of final payment.
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