Category Archives: Mercedes Benz 300SEL 6.3

Why I hate selling cars!

In February this year 2022 My Workshop went underwater which held several classic Mercedes. Amongst them was 300SEL 6.3 which I had been driving since 2008 when I had rebuilt it from a tired wreck. As I’m getting very old and the bus is getting ready to leave the bus top I decided to see if I could sell the car to a enthusiast who would use it to restore (a huge undertaking) .Well ,my attempt to sell on ebay bought forward a couple of enquiries, one of which asked just how badly it was affected,which truth be told was quite badly. But the other person known only as Walterhall 1234 decided the best chance he had to own my car was to insult me and call me names ,none of which hurt ,and I’ve struck his type before,trying to buy into something expensive by running the item for sale down. Here is the last email he sent me…as i own the car and he doesn’t and never will , I feel that he will go on through life missing out on the true joy of owning a rare Mercedes. Here is his email for all to enjoy.

“I don’t wan’t an engine I want a parts bin, like your shed on wheels, that old wet rat,
that you thinks worth nearly £18,000 pounds, with stinky carpets and milky wood with turds behind the rev counter,
with titanic rusty inner sills, that seams are rotting away like wet drowned rat, you should speak to a Texan or Arizona man they know about smart people and proper Mercedes guys, that buy 300sel shells of them all day long and send them all over the world to re-shell on rotten 300sel bodies like that rare car you made a mess of and ruined, haven’t you got a hill near your house or did you not think.?
I noticed they’re where no inside shots, bad is it, so where you going to get an interior from and original carpets from then, well you can’t, so why don’t you just do the right thing and pass it to a none invalid to fix up, I’m not interested unless it’s for peanuts, for monkey pox and that’s you, think your proper, that thing looks stupid like a clowns car chrome wheel arches are they rotten also, with them wheels, painted black, did you have a mid life crisis, things only got 250bhp my S65 got twice that, what you like, maybe you should get a shitty British car as you not capable of taking car of a classic are you?
Yeah I’m poor your right that’s why I write screenplays and live in a 3M pound designer mid century house, I’ll send you a link to youtube as I don’t really care for this car to be honest, it was a trade in on a 928 S4 i’ll crush next week, show your friends you helped to do another one in, shame buddy sounds like it’s got the parts you needed also been a 1969 original G180…”

PS,All parts for The W109 are available with a click of the mouse from lots of online vendors. And I dont think I’ll sell my 6.3.

Mercedes 220SE Restoration

 The Bonnet has been stripped to the metal and primed several times and is at last getting smooth enough . KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

The Roof however is a different matter. It has sever damage all over it some of which i hammered out and metal finished but some is too badly damaged to completely remove so it has been leaded . The darker spots are Low spots and the lighter spots are high spots revealed in the first primer and guide coats. It’s as if someone had gone over the roof with a ball pien hammer KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

The boot Lid is similar but not as bad as high spots made by things being carried in the have hit the skin . In the meantime other panels are also getting the primer ,sand,Primer,Sand,Primer routine too..

Mercedes 300 SE W112 oil eak repair


i rebuilt this engine 3 years ago but it was plagued with a leaky rear seal . It’s a 10 hour job to get it out of the car and the car isn’t driven much so it took a while to fit it into the schedule .


Mercedes 300SEL 6.3 garden find.

6.3 #2206 has been removed from  my neighbours front yard to go off to her new owner to get the restoration she deserves.

Mercedes Benz 250S for sale.

IMG_0053250 S in very straight condition. Been off the road since 2010 due to a minor fault. This is a project car and will require normal work to get registration etc . There is very little rust in the right front sill front and the rear boot box bottom,right hand side. IMG_0052

No rust in the doors or floors!! no dash cracks ,and the MBtex seats are still very good. Original boot mat is in very nice condition . IMG_0056IMG_0065 (1)IMG_0069IMG_0070IMG_0058 (1)IMG_0057IMG_0067 (1)IMG_0068 (1)IMG_0064 (1)IMG_0081IMG_0082IMG_0079IMG_0080IMG_0087IMG_0084IMG_0054IMG_0055IMG_0059 (1)IMG_0060 (1)IMG_0061 (1)IMG_0066 (1)IMG_0073IMG_0074IMG_0075IMG_0076IMG_0077IMG_0078IMG_0083IMG_0085IMG_0086IMG_0088IMG_0089IMG_0090IMG_0092IMG_0093IMG_0094IMG_0095IMG_0096IMG_0097IMG_0098IMG_0099IMG_0101IMG_0100IMG_0102IMG_0103IMG_0104IMG_0106IMG_0107IMG_0108IMG_0109IMG_0100IMG_0102IMG_0103IMG_0104IMG_0106IMG_0107IMG_0108IMG_0109IMG_0111IMG_0112IMG_0113IMG_0114IMG_0116IMG_0117IMG_0119IMG_0121

Mercedes Benz 300SEL 6.3 restoration Project

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This is RHD 6,3 #2206 . The engine is incomplete and the drivers side sill/rocker  is rotten but the rest of the car is surprisingly sound but in need of a full restoration .RHD 6.3’s are too rare to part out and i would rather restore this car anyway….. or build a historic racer for weekend fun.


A great score!

For my own 6.3 I needed a new radiator and had thought of eitherr making a newer one out of alloy but then i found this on ebay..

A brand new old stock 6.3 radiator for .  Not $5000 AUD , Not $2500 USD as demanded for a new one but …………. $275.  Still in it’s original box.

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300 SEL 6.3 up and running

A short video showing the 6.3 up and running to check it’as C/O level at hot idle .

300SEL 6.3 progress…


The engine is now together and just needs tuning , after the heads were checked an the tappets adjusted.

IMG_0314The shroud was derusted ,then painted with POR15 gloss black .


Mercedes Benz 300 SEL 6.3 cylinder Head swap.

IMG_0253A new fuel line has been fitted using the original brackets etc which were in good condition after 40 years…!

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The engine bay needed a clean and after a wash it was revealed to have a few places where the paint had disappeared  because of engine heat . IMG_0261

With the heads off ,a few little things became apparent such as this feed wire for one of the thermal time Switches. A couple of the firewall grommets needed replacing .Missing grommets allow noise,fumes etc into the cabin .


The Steering box was leaking through that round part on the top part of the

Steering box . A new seal had to made for this and the two copper washers were missing. the cover nut and lock nut were both loose. The oil return pipe on the steering box has also been damaged in the past when some one bent it.


IMG_0271With the heads off and the engine due for a repaint ,the booster was removed and rust removed . it was then etch primed and primed. The other objects in the picture belong to the 280SE 3.5 ute project..

The car was completely masked up and the engine bay resprayed in the black satin as before.

BUT before the black could be applied and the engine bay was still in primer one or two other jobs need doing.

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The firewall brace on the left hand side was cracked almost right around and had to be welded up.

With the engine bay now painted the heads were fitted ,along with newly plated relay brackets . There is a lot less wiring now the original loom has been cleaned up and things such as a mobile phone loom removed .

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