1971 Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3 AMG – Real Deal Modifications by AMG Affalterbach
UPDATE: December 2019 – SOLD!
Silver w/ Blue velour interior – Recaro front seats
Authentic AMG ‘Penta’ wheels
(Links to more videos below)
European spec car, modified by AMG Affalterbach 1981 – 1982 (see translated receipts from AMG – they are the LAST photos in the Flickr album). This car is fast and rumbles like a true German muscle car.
Current owner is in his 80s, emigrated from Germany to the U.S. in the 1960s after being trained as a Mercedes-Benz technician. He worked at World Wide Motors in Indianapolis for many years as a tech and ultimately achieved Master Mercedes Technician status. He has owned the car for 35+ years.
He purchased this 6.3 in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1984 from the “German Playboy” (as he describes him) who commissioned AMG to carry out extensive performance and cosmetic modifications from stock in 1981 – 1982 so he could participate in European road rally competitions. According to the owner, the ‘playboy’ sold the 6.3 because he wanted to buy a Ferrari.
AMG receipts have been translated, each receipt has been scanned, the English translation appears on each page.
Modifications include (but are not limited to – please see translation of AMG receipts and close up photos of each receipt in the Flickr album):
Complete repaint / color change (original color, as per data tag, was Blue Poly (387 H)
All chrome removed and painted black (U.S. spec headlights added after import remain chrome)
Engine removed, completely disassembled, overhauled, performance improved
Chassis Lowered, negative camber set
Front spoiler fabricated, fitted, installed
Air vents cut in front fenders
Interior replaced with blue velour
Recaro seats installed
Rear spoiler added
AMG Penta wheels were also installed (however they do not appear on the work order)
Many other service / maintenance items and other modifications
Some rust repair is also noted to the underside of the car
The current owner knew Werner Aufrecht, one of the AMG founders, personally in the 80s and had many conversations about this car with him. Werner estimated the engine in this car produces between 340 and 350 HP however, he didn’t know exact engine displacement.
When the car was imported to the U.S. in 1984 DOT inspectors required the owner to remove the Euro spec head lights and install U.S. units (this is why the headlight bezels are chrome), front and rear side markers were also added. U.S. DOT didn’t require any other changes.
A U.S. spec speedometer / odometer cluster was installed upon importation. According to the owner, the odometer showed approximately 28,000 KMs upon importation. The current odometer read approximately 5,000 miles when it was installed in 1984. The owner says that he has driven the car about 20,000 miles during his ownership.
Current condition / maintenance items:
Current owner installed the A/C system that is in the car. He removed it from a 280 SL, it is charged, fully functional and blows cold air.
Air suspension system was completely rebuilt over the past several years.
Both front air valves were rebuilt and new air bags installed. The rear air valve was rebuilt and new, rear air bags were installed. Goodyear Eagle tires are in good condition, date coded 2013.
Some rust at jack points visible. May have been left over from original repairs made in Germany, see detailed photos of underside. Tachometer is currently not working nor is the interior dome light.
Please see the 400+ detailed photos of the car in this Flickr album.
Also see the videos of the car driving at my YouTube Channel here… three separate videos in this playlist.
To hear about the history of this car from its Master Mercedes technician owner, with his thick German accent is better than any photos. A conference call for interested parties can be arranged.
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