eBay found: Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9 in excellent condition for sale

eBay found: Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9 in excellent condition for sale

Displacement a whopping 6.9 liters, 286 PShydropneumatic and new price almost 70,000 mark: As Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9 When it was introduced in 1975, the press praised the top model and dubbed the W 116 as the “best car in the world”. Many connoisseurs still claim today: More Mercedes is impossible. Currently being well maintained 450 SEL 6.9 for sale on eBay.

Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9 on eBay

The Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9 was offered in “Milanbraun Metallic” in the Stuttgart area, but the luxury ship was later delivered in Nice, France, on the Cote d’Azur. Exactly where you’d expect the 6.9er to be. that first registration occurs in 10. October 1977. Meaning: The elegant Benz will turn 45 this year.

Today, the 450 SEL 6.9 is rarely seen on the road. No wonder, with only 7380 copies made.


450 SEL 6.9 introduced in 1975 – and until the end of production only in 1980 7380 built. It must also be because of his height Base price once 69,930 mark, which even rose to the mark 81,300 in 1980. In return, however, wealthy customers also got the best that Mercedes had to offer at the time. Heart is legendary V8 with machine code M 100 E 69. This is a further development of V8 of 300 CELL 6.3. In W 116, displacement is increased to 6834 ccm, power is also included 286 PS and impressive 550 Nm determined, which is already there at 3000 rpm.

450 SEL 6.9 with hydropneumatic instead of air suspension

Therefore, it is not surprising that the 6.9 often exceeds its official performance (top speed of 225 km/h and 0-100 km/h in 7.4 seconds). Even more impressive than the sheer performance for the customer, however, is Convenience has. instead of one air suspension For the 450 SEL 6.9, Mercedes relies on hydropneumatics working with pressurized gas and oil.

Its nearly two-ton weight is carried by four gas spring elements, which are connected to the wheel suspension via hydraulic cylinders. So is he 6.9 suspensions that are as soft as stable, including automatic ones Level regulationoperated via a pull switch behind the wheel.

Measured by today’s standards, the top model is also barely noticeable. The only features that set it apart from the normal 450 SEL are the lettering and wider rear tires.

Mercedes Benz 450SEL 6.9

A rare velor kit from the Mercedes 450 SEL 6.9 offered in excellent condition.


Return to vehicles imported from Nice: The Read Mileage just below 161,700 Kilometers. According to the seller is 6.9 stainless like not welded and in prime condition. The Benz was painted in the original “Milanbraun Metallic” color about six years ago. Cost point: 6800 euros. In addition to, many other service and repair work performed: the water pump plus the chain tensioner and slide rail were replaced, and the starter and hydropneumatic system memory updated. The seals on the windshield and rear window were also recently replaced.

Includes TÜV, H-approval and new certificates

In pictures, 6.9 is in excellent condition. Also rare velor interior in “bamboo” color. not obsolete. A good visual impression is through a Dekra Report from December 2021 confirms that 6.9 the Note 2″ certified. In the same month, Mercedes too new MOT and approval-H accepted, so the next owner can start rolling right away. Provided he has the necessary financial resources.

From called the price is 69,690.69 euro, making this 450 SEL 6.9 one of the most expensive examples on the market. It should be mentioned that the supply of 6.9ers is very small. The cheapest specimens are mostly re-imported from the US or Canada and with high mileage and one or the other construction site can be found from a good 20,000 euros. Some models are offered between 30,000 and 50,000 euros, while the top model is said to cost 60,000 euros or more.

Maintenance costs can eat you up

But the purchase price is only half of the truth, because Maintaining 6.9 can be very expensive will. Because the calculated cost would be like consumption at least 20 liters per 100 kilometers or a new set of tires for about 2000 euros – but becomes very difficult with repairs: one The engine revision quickly cost 20,000 euros, and complex hydropneumatics can also cost a lot of money if there are defects. Once the “best car in the world” was not a car for bargain hunters!