300SEL 6.3 w109 vs 560SEL w126
Hi, I dont post here much but occasionally troll through some posts. I spend most time on BW on the w126 forum. I currently own a 1990 560SEL. Heres a copy of my post on the w126 forum.
I may have come to crossroads with my 560SEL. It is a non negotiable for me to sell it at this point. But there is a problem....
Before I found my 1990 560SEL, I was considering w109's. I came across a 1972 300SEL 6.3 in a carpark. It was not for sale. On that day I had other pressing matters and exchanged numbers with the owner. He commented on how nice my 1988 300se was. I couldnt keep my eyes off the 6.3.
I knew what it was. Anyway, I was lucky enough to come back to my carpark to see the 6.3 leaving. Awesome machine. This was approximately 3 years ago.
I have today, out of the blue, been called by the owner, who now lives in Australia and have been asked if I am interested in purchasing the car ! I have asked for a week to have a think about it. The car will go on sale officially in April. It was fully restored 7 years ago, etc etc. Some paperwork is being emailed to me later.
I have never driven a 6.3 but am aware of their reputation. It was the same with my 560. I have no doubt that the 6.3 will be a garage queen and will be driven ocaasionally. Hate to say that but they are a special car.
It appears that I will be emabarking on a new journey with ownership of both w109 and w126 models. I would appreciate comments from people who have or are currently in this position.
The big question : Will the 6.3 eventually take away my love for the w126?
Location check: Auckland, New Zealand
1989 500se, 1982 380SEL
and soon ...Return of the King
Non MB, 57, 67 VW Beetle, Toyota FJ62 Landcruiser, 65 VW Splitty, 1980 VW T25 DOKA
Previous MB cars: 90 560SEL 220kw/300hp 199, 78 MB 280E, 92 MB 300E, 93 190 2.3, 88 MB 300SE ASTRAL SILVER, 88 190 2.3-16 BLACK, 87 560 SEC, LHD 560sel W/ M119 parts car