1979 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SEL 6.9 for sale. Motorcar Classics is pleased to present this handsome Mercedes 450SEL 6.9, the flagship of Mercedes premium S-Class models for 1979. Based on the long-wheelbase W116 chassis, Mercedes-Benz engineers shoehorned their awesome 286 HP, 6.9-liter V-8 into the engine bay. 103,380 miles. Despite a gross weight of 5,335 pounds, the 6.9 accelerates from 060 mph in a little over seven seconds and boasts a top speed of nearly 140 mphmind-bending performance for such a heavy vehicle and quite incredible by 1979 standards! By the end of production, only 1,816 of the 6.9 were sold to the United States over the course of four years of production, making this a rare Benz indeed. Well-maintained with no evidence of damage, it is featured in silver, with blue leather interior. The car is in superb cosmetic and mechanical condition, with much recent expert servicing including new suspension spheres all around. Your personal and/or independent inspection is invited.