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I think I'm getting better at spotting the fake 6.9s

How about this one?

1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL V8 6.9L

Wrong speedo, correct?

No response when I asked for the first six digits of the VIN. Do you think sellers are just ignorant, or are trying to con the unknowing? This is the fourth one I have found claiming to be a 6.9.

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If you scroll down on this listing, he seems to be claiming its a 6.9. Could be a source of 6.9 parts, but more likely just a 450 SEL in need of a new engine.
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How about this one?

1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL V8 6.9L

Wrong speedo, correct?

No response when I asked for the first six digits of the VIN. Do you think sellers are just ignorant, or are trying to con the unknowing? This is the fourth one I have found claiming to be a 6.9.

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It's not a 6.9
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im a bit hazy on this but i believe the usa 6.9 speedo goes to 165. or 170mph

someone please correct me if im wrong
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It doesn't matter whether you're looking for a MB 6.3 or a Ford Escort; if the seller won't provide a vin, walk away. WALK AWAY IMMEDIATELY. IMMEDIATELY!
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Avoid ANY seller of a high technology automobile such as these if he cannot spell the simplest of words: break??? router??? Plus he obviously paid no attention in English class!
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