1967 Mercedes-Benz SL Pagode

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Mileage 
    66 044 mi / 106 288 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    156
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic

Description

"The very pretty and highly desirable Mercedes-Benz 250 SL was the successor to the popular 230 SL and was first introduced to the public at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show. The brief production run ended a year later in January 1968 and as a result of this short run, the 250 SL is the rarest of the W113 (Pagoda) series cars. It retained the stiffer suspension and sportier feel of the early SLs but provided improved agility with a new 150bhp, seven main bearing engine and it also came with rear disc brakes. The range was also improved with the increased fuel tank capacity which went up from 65 litres to 82 litres. These lovely German stalwarts were offered with a four-speed automatic, a four-speed manual box or the ZF five-speed. Also, for the first time an optional limited slip differential was also available which improved the handling no end.
This well-presented 250 SL is offered in the desirable colour combination of white (W113) with a dark blue hood and interior, it was imported by the current vendor from the United States in 2014. Since its arrival the Pagoda has been treated to various restoration work undertaken by Mercedes-Benz Specialists, Silchester Cars Ltd. The paintwork is generally in good order throughout showing very few blemishes and still retains a deep shine. The interior too is very good, the carpets and seat upholstery look to have been restored in recent times and the dash presents well. Used occasionally by our vendor the 250 SL comes to the open market in good condition ready to be enjoyed imminently. Offered with various sundry bills, invoices for restoration work, previous MoT test certificates, the UK V5 registration document and the current MoT test certificate valid until September 2022. Ready to be enjoyed by its new custodian, this Mercedes-Benz 250 SL looks to be exceptional value given the guide price.
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