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1978 Mercedes 6.9

1978 Mercedes 6.9 sedan with only 82,000 miles since new. These cars were heralded as the fastest sedans of their time and were a must have for the rich and famous. This car has had one repaint from the original silver metallic to black about 15 years ago. Still shines like new but there are a few minor flaws from use. The paint job was done professionally and is as good or better quality than original. All of the trim was satin- blacked out for a more modern look. There is no evidence of any major body damage ever, however there are some scrapes on the front lower chin spoiler, probably from parking lot curbs. There is one small touch up on the passenger side front fender wheel lip as shown in picture below. This car is equipped with factory leveling system that seems to work fine. You can manually raise and lower the car. Climate controlled air and heat work great. Nakamichi stereo sounds very good. Everything seems to work fine, we tested all the lights, sunroof, windows, wipers, cruise control, etc. Engine runs great and the transmission shifts smoothly. No out of the ordinary leaks anywhere. Interior is original and still very nice, but there are a few flaws from use. Drivers seat has some stress marks. Leather is still soft and plyable. Dash has a few very minor cracks, but they are hidden under the dash mat. Tires are Bridgestone Turanzas and have at least 75% tread left. All of the glass is excellent with no chips, but the rear window tint has some flaws around the edges. (can be easily replaced with new tint) This car has never had any rust or rust repair. Floor pans are very nice and solid with no damage. This car is ready to enjoy! Below is a list of the cars specifications.


Vehicle type: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 5-passenger
4-door sedan

Price as tested: $38,230
(Manufacturer's suggested retail price, dealer preparation and
delivery charges, does not include state and local taxes, license
or freight charges)

ENGINE
Type: V-8, water-cooled, cast-iron block and aluminum heads,
5 main bearings.
Bore x stroke ........................ 4.21 x 3.74 in, 107 x 95 mm
Displacement ................................... 417 cu in, 6834cc
Compression ratio ..................................... 8.0 to one
Carburetion ...................... Bosch K-Jetronie fuel injection
Valve gear ... chain-driven single overhead cam, hydraulic lifters
Power (SAE net) ............................... 250 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Torque (SAE net) ........................... 360 lbs-ft @ 2500 rpm
Max. recommended engine speed .......................... 5000 rpm

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission .................................. 3-speed, automatic
Max. torque converter ................................ 2.0 to one
Final drive ratio .................................... 2.65 to one
Gear Ratio Mph/1000 rpm Max. test speed
I 2.31 12.3 65 mph (5000 rpm)
II 1.46 19.5 103 mph (5000 rpm)
III 1.00 28.4 133 mph (4700 rpm)

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES
Wheelbase ............................................... 116.5 in
Track, F/R .......................................... 59.9/59.3 in
Length .................................................. 210.0 in
Width .................................................... 73.6 in
Height ................................................... 55.5 in
Curb weight ............................................. 4390 lbs
Weight distribution, F/R ............................. 57.1/42.9%
Fuel capacity ........................................... 25.3 gal




SUSPENSION
F: ....... ind, unequal-length control arms, hydropneumatic strut,
anti-sway bar, automatic level control

R: ........... ind, semi-trailing arm, anti-sway bar integral with
1 leading link per side, hydropneumatic strut,
automatic level control

STEERING
Type ...... recirculating ball, power-assisted, center-link damper
Turns lock-to-lock ........................................... 2.9
Turning circle curb-to-curb .............................. 40.0 ft

BRAKES
F: .......................... 10.9-in vented disc, power-assisted
R: ........................... 11.0-in solid disc, power-assisted

WHEELS AND TIRES
Wheel size .......................................... 6.5 x 14-in
Wheel type ............................... aluminum alloy, 5-bolt
Tire make and size ................... Michelin XWX, 215/70 VR-14

PERFORMANCE
Zero to ............................................... Seconds
30 mph ............................................ 2.5
40 mph ............................................ 3.9
50 mph ............................................ 5.3
60 mph ............................................ 7.1
70 mph ............................................ 9.3
80 mph .......................................... 12.4
90 mph .......................................... 15.4
100 mph .......................................... 20.6
Standing 1/4-mile ......................... 15.7 sec @ 90.9 mph
Top speed (observed) ................................. 133 mph
70-0 mph ...................................... 207 ft (0.79 G)
Fuel economy, EPA mileage cycle ...... 10.0 mpg, urban driving
14.0 mpg, highway driving

 
   
 

 
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