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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    I love the Alfas of that era. Fantastic handling, rare for the period twin-cam engines. perfect gear changes.

    My first decent car was an Alfa 1600 GT Junior. The Bertone shape as above is an evergreen all-time classic.

    The Mercedes is a car of engineering integrity, the Alfa is a car to enjoy driving kiss


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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    I would drop the merc instantly for that red beautyangel


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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    I love those Alfa’s, though I’ve never driven one kiss


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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    I don‘t know you personally but what I have gathered so far, your interest in cars is quite different to the things the SEL has to offer. Not implying that you don’t enjoy the car but your decision doesn’t come as a surprise.

    If you have the space, store it and review be it in 15 years. You might find it’s character more appropriate then... or never at all. Smiley


    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Also love the Alphaholic cars, great choice. 


    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Porker:
    The reason being that I adore it, but I adore driving more. It's a car to isolate you from the driving and to cruise along, while I guess I'm more after something raw and exciting in an oldtimer. 

     

    Glad to see you have come to your senses, son.


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    crayphile:
    Porker:
    The reason being that I adore it, but I adore driving more. It's a car to isolate you from the driving and to cruise along, while I guess I'm more after something raw and exciting in an oldtimer. 

     

    Glad to see you have come to your senses, son.

    I’d lost the plot for a moment there. Smiley

    No, I remain with my choice in the sense that if I could have it all, it would be a keeper. I love the styling and engineering of these 60’s Mercedes’. But since I have to choose, the love for driving prevails...


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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

    I would not hesitate for one second to drop the SEL for that Alfa . When I was a kid , that car was my favorite car I could see on the streets  .  I wanted one !

    You probably need to be ready to have regularly some limite problems ... but that will be part of the charm 

    But would a 2000 not be better ? 


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    Gnil:

    I would not hesitate for one second to drop the SEL for that Alfa . When I was a kid , that car was my favorite car I could see on the streets  .  I wanted one !

    You probably need to be ready to have regularly some limite problems ... but that will be part of the charm 

    But would a 2000 not be better ? 

    In standard trim a 2000 would be better, but this one is 1300 Junior with a tuned 2.0 Twin Spark out of a 75. It's the lighter package with 175hp in this state of tune. Second reason to go for this one is, it is a bare shell restoration with all upgraded parts on suspension/engine/diff/interior/...

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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Looks great, Frank wink


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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    That engine.....angel  I could display it as a coffee table, with a piece of glass on top...


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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Porker:
    It will always be with a sad face that I'd let the Mercedes go, but this Alfa is probably replacing it which makes up for a lot. An Alfaholics-spec (not the full GTA-R unfortunately) 1300 Junior with a 2.0 Twin Spark. Love the way it looks and drives properly as well. Only downside is getting in it, it's tiny!

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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

     

    The Alfa is amazing but be prepared for an ownership full of joy and hurting. These cars are often not very reliable but thank god, no issues repairing them. Smiley

    Good choice. Smiley

     


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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    I understant kiss That twin spark engine from the Alfa 75 is great .   Must make that Junior fly !! blush

    So most parts are new . Makes it a very interesting car to own . 


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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Very cool project - almost a "Singer"- Alfa Romeo...smiley

    Blueflame


    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    The only downside IMO is that the car has lost its authenticity as a classic. But OTOH there might be sufficient demand for this type of updated Alfa GTs  that offsets this loss.

    Authentic Bertone coupes are rising in value. The widow of a friend has sold his 1972 Bertone GTV 2000 for          GBP 30.000 plus cost of shipping in the UK market. The car was RHD and rust free but well used..


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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Gnil:

    I understant kiss That twin spark engine from the Alfa 75 is great .   Must make that Junior fly !! blush

    So most parts are new . Makes it a very interesting car to own . 


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    Probably a good thing since new parts could help with reliability. Smiley


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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    A few photos of the barge, ahead of its sale

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    It remains a gorgeous thing!


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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

    It found a new buyer? What is the box in front of the gearshift for, a cigar case? Smiley


    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    What a magnificent car! Somewhere I still have the original sales brochure!


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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Ferdie:

    It found a new buyer? What is the box in front of the gearshift for, a cigar case? Smiley

    No not yet offered for sale, I'm going to try that new auction platform by Edward Lovett and Chris Harris, see what it offers up...

    And yes, that actually is a cigar case. 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

    dreamcar:

    What a magnificent car! Somewhere I still have the original sales brochure!

    If you find it, you may always sell it to me!


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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:

    And yes, that actually is a cigar case. 


    Traveling in style... didn't expect anything different from you. Smiley


    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Chris Harris on cars 


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    schmoell:

    Chris Harris on cars 


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    Frank, If your car does not get sold alter this .... you better eat it Smiley


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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Lol, agreed smiley

     


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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Porker:

    Lol, agreed smiley

     

    I wasn't tempted for a moment.


    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Porker:

    Lol, agreed smiley

     

    Eating it, delicious! Love the cognac leather with a bit of asparagus.


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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

    That beautiful 6.3 reminds me of another Mercedes. For Valentine’s Day in 1971, my Dad bought my Mom a blue 280sel. He had to make it something good to get her to quit driving her white over red 21 window VW bus with the canvas sunroof (a car we brought back from Germany). He had decided that vehicle was no longer safe enough.

    That Benz was much more fitting than a 6.3 for a novice driver. At 12 years old, I got to drive the Benz with my Dad next to me; but never on public roads. At 14 I got my learners permit and my driving lessons did take to the public roads. Really enjoyed that car!

    Also pictured is my Grandmother’s 1968 Ford Galaxie 500. Four wheel drum brakes without any power assist, really skinny tires, and a true “full floater” suspension. One time when I was driving alone in that Ford, I got it up to 70mph which was pretty scary. I had the Benz up to 105mph which was quite comfortable.

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    Re: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3

    Fantastic photo, such cool atmosphere.

    I love to see these Galaxie 500's at Goodwood Revival, huge boats with a thunderous soundtrack. angel


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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:

    Fantastic photo, such cool atmosphere.

    I love to see these Galaxie 500's at Goodwood Revival, huge boats with a thunderous soundtrack. angel

    I spend my youth learning to drive a stick shift in that little red Honda. It was the original Tesla. Thanks for the memories Tony. This was 40+ years ago. 


     
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