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Old 09-08-2015, 11:39 PM
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1971 MB 300SEL 6.3

I'm looking to purchase a late year production 1971 Mercedes 300SEL 6.3.

See attached jpg of steering wheel.

Is this correct for that model, that year?

I used to seeing the older style black wheel, chrome horn ring and MB logo black pad in center.

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Old 09-09-2015, 12:11 AM
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I believe (although I am not an expert) that is not the correct steering wheel for a 1971 model year 108/109 sedan. I agree with you that the wheel should be the black wheel with chrome/silver horn ring and black horn pad. I believe the wheel pictured was used late in the 1973 model year. Send the picture to the Mercedes Classic Center:

Tom will know the answer for sure.
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:17 AM
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That's not the original wheel. Orig is a thin, large wheel like you describe.

Wouldn't be hard to source another and switch back if it's bothering you. is the forum specific to these cars, though we like them too.
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:12 AM
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As I remember the 69 and 70 models were faster. I think the 1971 had emission controls or something like that that impeded the performance a bit.
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Old 09-09-2015, 11:26 AM
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that is the wrong steering wheel, which makes one wonder what other modifications were made and for what reason
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