Date registered: Aug 2006
Vehicle: 1998 SL500, 2010 GLK 350, 1972 300SEL 4.5, 1971 280SL, 1970 300SEL 6.3
Location: Midlothian, VA
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I have to say my 6.3 is one of my favorite cars. I owned one many years ago and sold it because I didn't like the color and always knew I would buy another one. The current one was purchased about 4 years ago. The air suspension is the beauty of the ride but it can be costly to get it right. About 95% of the time it's the air valves that leak. They can be rebuilt for about $600 each x 4. The air bags last along time but if they need to be replaced about $350 x 4. My 300sel 4.5 has been in the family about 35 years. I replaced the air bags and valves about 30 years ago and it stays up for months. Other wear items such as brake pads,calipers, discs, belts, hoses, filters are no more expensive than other Mercedes of the same era. A lot of the trim items such as the garnish molding around the windshield and doors is NLA. I'm sure you are aware to buy the best you can afford. If you have not found the m-100.co website I suggest you check it out. There's a wealth of information and willing knowledgeable folks to help you work on these cars. Another good site is 600airsuspension.com. Good luck and let us know what you find.