1967 Mercedes-Benz SL

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Mileage 
    114 500 mi / 184 270 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Country VAT 
    GB
  • Chassis number 
    11300000000000
  • Engine number 
    13000000000000
  • Lot number 
    40
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Finished in Signal Red with Black interior, RHD and automatic transmission

- Offered with both Hard & soft tops, c.114,000 miles and good history file

- Subject to a recent extensive bodywork restoration, repaint and mechanical overhaul

The rarest W113 variant, the 250SL, was officially introduced at the March 1967 Geneva Salon. Blessed with the same effortlessly elegant Paul Bracq styling as its earlier sibling, it was powered by a new seven-bearing crankshaft 2496cc SOHC straight-six engine that developed some 150bhp and 159lbft of torque - sufficient outputs to endow the Mercedes with a 0-60mph time of a whisker under 11 seconds and a top speed just north of 120mph. Braking was by power-assisted discs on all four corners, and steering by power-assisted recirculating ball. Able to blur the divide between city streets and open roads with ease, the majority of 250SLs were specified with four-speed automatic gearboxes. Faster than the 230SL which preceded it yet more stiffly-sprung and agile than its 280SL successor, the 250SL remained in production for just a single year, accounting for a mere 5,196 sales worldwide, more than a third of which were exported to America. A cult car by any standards, SLs have had countless celebrity owners from Charlton Heston to Kate Moss, John Lennon to Sophia Loren.

Finished in Signal Red with a Black interior this desirable RHD example is fitted with automatic transmission and has just been subject to an extensive bodywork restoration, repaint and mechanical overhaul. This has included an engine out service, new battery, S/S exhaust, new windscreen, refurbished hard top with new head lining, new Michelin tyres, new carpets plus door cards and many new chrome parts. Having covered 114,500 miles with just 4 previous keepers, 'VBY 140E' is offered with both hard & soft tops and good history file comprising of old MOT's (1977 - 2015), tax discs and invoices dating back to 1980. Having previously received a top end engine overhaul in 2014, the vendor currently describes the Mercedes to be in 'very good' condition with regards to the engine, interior, paintwork, bodywork and gearbox. Offered with an MOT certificate into April 2018.

PLEASE NOTE: All estimates are subject to a buyer's premium of 15% incl. VAT (@ 20%)