Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL - Joe Niemer's 1969 Mercedes-Benz


Joe Niemer wasn’t always a classic car enthusiast, but it didn’t take him long to become one. After joining Hagerty two years ago, Joe saw a video of co-worker Brad Phillips driving a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3, and he fell in love with the car. While Phillips no longer owned the Benz, he knew who did. And he also knew that the current owner was looking to sell. That’s all that Joe needed to hear. “I kind of bought it on the spot,” he said. “Telling my wife about this spontaneous purchase was another story.”

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2012/01/16/joe-niemers-1969-mercedes-benz-300-sel