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1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9L

Posted Feb 28, 2024 | Hits
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 450 SEL
Country: USA
Region: TX
City: Dallas
Zip: 75212
Body Style: Sedan
Year: 1977
Mileage: 98620 Miles
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 4
Color: Silver
Engine: 6.9
Condition: Used
1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9L
98,000 Actual Miles
The 6.9 is the high-performance top-of-the-line version of the W116 model as class luxury saloon. It was built by Daimler-Benz in Stuttgart Germany and based on the long wheelbase version of the W116 chassis introduced in 1972. Its age the largest engine of any non-American production car post WWII.
The 6.9 was first shown to the motoring press at the Geneva auto show 1974 and was produced between 1975 and 1981 in extremely limited numbers.
It was built as a flagship of the Mercedes-Benz car line and the successor to the Mercedes-Benz original high performance than the 300 SEL 6.3.
The six point I’ve also had the distinction of being along the first vehicle ever produced with optional electronically controlled at their like brakes first produced by Mercedes-Benz and Bosch in 1978.
Continue the 6.9 self leveling hydro pneumatic suspension as an extra cost option.
The suspension system gave the 4200 pound car the benefits of both a smooth ride and handling that allowed it in the words of automobile journalists David E Davis to be tossed around like a mini, the car also featured a model W3B0503 speed automatic transmission, unique to the 6.9 and a standard CF limited slip differential both for the enhanced road handling performance on drive payment enhanced traction in inclement weather.
Four-wheel disc brakes and four-wheel independent suspension were standard across the W116 model range.
The engine was a cast iron V-8 with single overhead camshaft operating sodium filled valves against hard and valve seats on each aluminum alloy cylinder head.
Each handbuilt unit was bench tested for 265 min., 40 of which were under full load. Bosch K electro mechanical fuel injection with standard at this time when fuel injection cars run, and. Is all Mercedes-Benz automobile engines the crankshaft connecting rods and pistons were forged.
Instead of cast. The 6.9 6834cc or 417 inch was power plant from the factory rated at 286 hp. And the European models added 40 more horsepower on top of that, which this car has.
The race track performance of the automobile top speed was rated from the factory at 140 MPH along the journalist that tested and revealed the car was brought you eights EH approached by the factory to write a promotional literature about the 6.9.
He agreed under the condition that he could list the cars faults as well as positives Daimler-Benz agreed and it in turn and EH was given a US specs 6.9 to drive from Manhattan to the road roads of Atlantic Grand Prix racecar in Georgia, it’s race speeds for a full 40 laps of over hundred miles an hour.
The only change made to the car. Upon his arrival at the road lander wasn’t necessary adjustments of tire pressure driving 40 laps was a difficult task even for purpose built racecar driver, let alone illegal street design did geared for higher speed autobahn cruising the 6.9, suffered no mechanical problems and averaged a very respectable 72 mph throughout the test, completing with little more than excessive dust on the bodywork from the Mitchell and tires from then it was reported to have driven the car back till went to the sunroof open and the radio on at high-performance speeds, the car made them think better of such a risky driving any finished the test with the radio often both hands on the wheel. And gave it an A+ rating.
This is one of the fastest, four-door sedans ever built in history at top speed of over 140 miles an hour. Think about that in 1977.
The car was meticulously maintained by the dealership through its entire life and then transferred to MBI motors which is the most prestigious independent Mercedes-Benz service center in history.
The company was run many years by sig and rich. Everybody was on a first name basis at MBI motors.
Let’s talk about the car, the car is incredible unrestored rust free piece of the iconic history this ever been offered for sale, look closely at all these pictures you’ll never find another one like this again.
The car has had one respray which was done with the original factory color and used only sickens paint. As the factory would have. The car was disassembled when it was repainted. There was no body work needed, or no repairs to be done. This car is a rust free ride.
The car retains the original ship free glass European headlights with the optional wiper arms that are perfect.
This car is incredible rust free laser straight body panels. Perfect gap fit, with all the original glass with no delamination or imperfections.
The car retains all the original chrome from the factory with original over ridders and incredible exterior stainless which was produced from the factory with no door dings or imperfections.
This car has always been garaged never driven in the rain and has always been dealer serviced its entire life. During the winters. This car would have it service done. And the car with have its original factory transportation shipping blocks installed. These would be the rubber blocks to go on suspension Windows transporter from the factory to the dealership. Exhibit installed, every year to maintain the suspension would never sit down by itself.
Let’s talk about the suspension the air suspension operates perfectly and does not leak down all the shocks work correctly and have no leaks. The self-leveling ride and all the lines are also in perfect shape.
This cars always been garaged during the winters, and has always been serviced by the dealer with full documentation and service records dating back to the 70s.
The car retains the original code silver, that has had one repainted it is life and the quality the paint is as factory. The beautiful exterior finish shows as it’s in the showroom in Germany the day it left.
All the doors and body panels have perfect gap fit the doors open and close with a touch of a finger. All the exterior body side moldings are perfect and dent free, all the exterior stainless steel around the trim Windows front grill side window trims, etc. are superb with no imperfections.
The front and rear bumpers and impact strips on the bumpers are also perfect with no rust no signs of any problems.
The front grill is also intact and perfect as shown in the photographs.
The car has all the original factory glass which is clear crisp with no delamination.

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