Captain's log....By the end of May hope to have 10 to 15 cars that am selling photoed and up on instagram, so you can follow me at: rstark_cars I'm not at all into that social media stuff, but think that will get you there. YOU ARE VIEWING 1979 450SEL 6.9 IN VERY NICE CONDITION. MUCH HAS BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT THESE RARE AND EXCEPTIONAL CARS, SO WON'T DELVE TOO DEEPLY INTO DETAILS THAT CAN BE EASILY FOUND WITH QUICK, FUN INTERNET SEARCH. But will add, just as an observation, that after sitting in storage for six months this 6.9 didn't appear to drop an inch, which is pretty impressive and testament to the care shown this Mercedes during its lifetime. In other words, she acquits herself very well. VISIT US AT https://www.markvmotors.com/ THIS MODEL IS ICONIC AND RESIDES ON THE FRINGES OF UNICORN TERRITORY SO MUCH SO THAT THEY ARE OFTEN SIMPLY REFERRED TO AS "6.9". THERE ARE USUALLY HALF DOZEN FOR SALE ONLINE AT ANY ONE TIME AND THEY ARE TYPICALLY LISTED FOR BETWEEN $20,000 UP TO AS MUCH AS $50,000 OR MORE FOR PARTICULARLY NICE EXAMPLE OFFERED BY AN OPTIMISTIC SELLER. GUESS MY POINT IS THAT THEIR VALUE AT THE MOMENT IS UP FOR DISCUSSION, BUT THEY DO CARRY THE INTANGIBLES: RARITY, POWER, STYLING AND ALLURE. SO THEY ARE AVAILABLE, BUT IN QUITE SMALL NUMBERS; AND TO SEE ONE "IN THE WILD" ACTUALLY BEING DRIVEN ANYWHERE OTHER THAN AT OR AROUND CLASSIC CAR EVENT IS SIGNIFICANT SIGHTING. PARKED THIS ONE ON THE CURB AND WITHIN MINUTES IT WAS THE SUBJECT OF AN IMPROMPTU PHOTO SHOOT BY GROUP OF GUYS AMAZED AT ITS PRESENCE IN OUR LITTLE VILLAGE. (THE FUNNY THING IS THAT THEY STOPPED TO CHECK IT OUT BECAUSE ITS AN ATTRACTIVE, VINTAGE 450, BEFORE REALIZING IT WAS 6.9. AFTER THAT THEY WERE SORT OF STUPEFIED). VISIT US AT:WWW.MARKVMOTORS.COM
HERE IS LINK TO COUPLE HUNDRED MORE PHOTOS: https://www.flickr.com/photos/137333740@N06/albums/72157711453230611
THIS IS VERY NICE RUNNING AND DRIVING 6.9. ALL THE POWER ITEMS WORK, ALONG WITH THE CLIMATE CONTROL AND COLD A/C. THE ONLY ITEM THAT COMES TO MIND AS INOPERABLE IS THE CRUISE. I'VE DRIVEN IT QUITE BIT AND HAVEN'T FOUND ANY QUIRKS THAT WOULD PREVENT ME FROM THINKING LONG DRIVE WOULD BE ANYTHING BUT AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE. IT IS COMING OFF 20 YEARS OF CARING OWNERSHIP AND IT SHOWS. THERE IS SLIGHT LEAK IN THE SUSPENSION SYSTEM THAT APPEARS TO BE NO MORE THAN SEASONAL 'TOPPING OFF' SITUATION THAT COULD BE RECTIFIED IS ONE IS SO INCLINED, OR IT COULD SIMPLY BE MONITORED AND KEPT UP WITH AS HAS BEEN THE PROTOCOL FOR THE LAST DECADE OR SO. RECENT COMPRESSION TEST BY THE PREVIOUS OWNER SHOWS THE ENGINE TO BE IN VERY GOOD SHAPE AND LIKELY TO PROVIDE YEARS MORE FAITHFUL AND ENJOYABLE SERVICE. THESE FINE AUTOMOBILES HAVE AN AVID FOLLOWING AMONG VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE COLLECTORS, SO IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THAT HAVEN'T ANSWERED HERE OR IF YOU'D LIKE TO VIEW THE CAR IN PERSON, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT 315.271.7828. IF WE GET NICE DAY IN THE NEAR FUTURE PLAN ON DOING WALK-AROUND VIDEO, SO PLEASE CHECK BACK IN. Here's that video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcBf6t858CA&t=13s Here's video with the car in the detailer's shop in bright light conditions: https://youtu.be/aY3c6YcekXw
And another short video after getting it back from detailing: https://youtu.be/rIYR3YIbm40 I'VE SOUGHT TO OFFER THIS MERCEDES AT REASONABLE ASKING PRICE IN HOPES THAT IT WILL BE LOVED AND APPRECIATED BY ITS NEW OWNER. DON'T HESITATE TO GIVE ME CALL AND PLEASE BE WELL. THANK YOU
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