Many late-model Mercedes-Benz vehicles from VÄTH have graced the pages of WCF over the years, but never have we seen the German tuning firm perform restorations on classic vehicles.
In this latest case, Väth has restored a W109 series Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 in which the body and interior were partially overhauled while the entire engine and axle assemblies were completely overhauled. The engine compartment was also completely restored.
Built between 1968 to 1972 the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 featured the M100 6.3-liter V8 engine that produced 250 PS (247 hp / 184 kW) and 510 Nm (376 lb-ft) of torque. Zero to 100 km/h was achieved in 6.5 seconds with a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph).
If you think this vehicle looks familiar, you may better recognize it with its famous Rote Sau (Red Pig) race livery. Raced by in-house performance division AMG, the 300 SEL 6.8 featured a 6835cc engine with 428 PS (315 kW ) and 608 Nm of torque.
Check out the press release below for details about Väth's restoration process and capabilities.