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    1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Got myself a classic, as often in city traffic I find the calming surroundings of a classic car much more pleasant than the business-like environment of modern cars. It slows you down quite literally and figuratively. I went for a 300 SEL 6.3 as to me it's the pinnacle of Mercedes-Benz luxury combined with their first foray into muscle cars, it created the basis for AMG as well. 

    My spec of warm silver lacquer combined with cognac interior and yellow headlights (car was first delivered to Paris) works really well imo. Can't wait to take it on a weekend into the countryside.

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    1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport

     


    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    There is no stopping you with the classics kiss I really wonder how it is to drive around one of those . Not too '' slow '' ? Like in every corner needs to be taken carefully ?  And , you must attract more attention then in the GT3 indecision

    Well done , for this bit of fresh air .


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    Very nice, Frank! wink


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    Beautiful kiss


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    Congrats, I wonderful car with a legendary engine. kiss


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    Gnil:

    There is no stopping you with the classics kiss I really wonder how it is to drive around one of those . Not too '' slow '' ? Like in every corner needs to be taken carefully ?  And , you must attract more attention then in the GT3 indecision

    Well done , for this bit of fresh air .

    Well it isn't slow from an acceleration point of view, it has 300hp and >500Nm (or at least had), it brakes surprisingly well  too. However it dives and leans like you cannot imagine, but that what makes it hilarious, and makes you properly slow down in your approach. Once you step in you just take things down a notch. Ideally you'd have a sporty classic next to it, a 2.0 911 SWB of the same era would be perfect. Smiley


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    1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport

     


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    Porker:
    Gnil:

    There is no stopping you with the classics kiss I really wonder how it is to drive around one of those . Not too '' slow '' ? Like in every corner needs to be taken carefully ?  And , you must attract more attention then in the GT3 indecision

    Well done , for this bit of fresh air .

    Well it isn't slow from an acceleration point of view, it has 300hp and >500Nm (or at least had), it brakes surprisingly well  too. However it dives and leans like you cannot imagine, but that what makes it hilarious, and makes you properly slow down in your approach. Once you step in you just take things down a notch. Ideally you'd have a sporty classic next to it, a 2.0 911 SWB of the same era would be perfect. Smiley


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    1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport

     

    As long at it don't make the little one puke on the seats Smiley

    Did you keep the other one or did you sell it ?  

    As a DD I am also all for something older .... most of the time Smiley


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm -- 991.2 GT3 RS 


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    I will never forget the first time I got a ride in one, back in 1973.

    Never since, was I ever as impressed by any car as at that time.

    Congrats on your acquisition, I’m jealous.....


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    absent:

    I will never forget the first time I got a ride in one, back in 1973.

    Never since, was I ever as impressed by any car as at that time.

    I can imagine back in that time it must have been spectacular. Smiley


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    1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Porker:
    absent:

    I will never forget the first time I got a ride in one, back in 1973.

    Never since, was I ever as impressed by any car as at that time.

    I can imagine back in that time it must have been spectacular. Smiley

    Add to that the fact that it happened in communist Poland, car was just purchased by my Dad’s buddy at government auction.

    car was formerly owned by Wladyslaw Gomulka, former 1st Secretary of Communist Party.


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    indecisionkiss


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    That olive GT3 is just too good!!  Love seeing your carkiss


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    Now you are a growing man broken heart ...well done! wink


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    Lovely MB! Congrats wink


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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Very classy!


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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Now that's classy 


    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Very nice. There's definitely something special about the old classics. 


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    Respect Frank. As mentioned elsewhere: Education done well!


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    Thanks for the positive reactions guys, appreciate it! One of the less interesting experiences today was stopping at the gas station, attracting a crowd, and having no clue where to fill it up. yes

    It appears you have to flip your license plate back to find the nozzle, pointed out by a taxi driver after 30 mins of searching. smiley


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    1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


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    Super cool


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    Love it. My Dad always had a 450sel. A bit newer but same principle. Gladstone and I took it on to the highway a few times to top it out. Scary fast.  

    Enjoy!!


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    So beautiful & classy.. Enjoy it Porker to the fullest kiss


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    Flipping the license plate could come in handy with the low emission zone in Antwerp...

    I’ll wave next time I spot you kiss


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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Very nice!


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    Many, many congrats to this excellent classic kiss This model with a 300 6 cylinder was my first Mercedes (of course preused) I owned as a very young man. B.t.w. really nice pics. Love it.


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    spudgun:

    Flipping the license plate could come in handy with the low emission zone in Antwerp...

    I’ll wave next time I spot you kiss

    My thoughts exactly!


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    1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


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    Conny997:

    Many, many congrats to this excellent classic kiss This model with a 300 6 cylinder was my first Mercedes (of course preused) I owned as a very young man. B.t.w. really nice pics. Love it.

    Thanks mate! It would be interesting for you to compare this to the 6 cil model you had. In this one the engine really dominates the car, the entire car vibrates and twists on throttle, hilarious. It’s pretty loud as well!

    Here’s Don Alphonse and his vessel:

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    1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


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    Wow - a very classy icon...kiss

    Blueflame


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    JoeRockhead:

    Very nice. There's definitely something special about the old classics. 

    Until you try and go round a cornerSmiley.

    @Porker - I'm trying to like this but how it drives is stopping me Smiley.


     
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