1968 Mercedes-Benz W111/112

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    11304312004031
  • Lot number 
    822
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior brand colour 
    Black leather
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: £50000 - £60000. <ul><li>Superb, left-hand drive 250, sparkling after a complete restoration</li><li>Repainted from bare metal, new panels where necessary, new floorpan, full engine rebuild, and gearbox check and service</li><li>All wood on the dashboard refurbished. Original leather interior professionally restored. New factory soft top</li><li>Car drives well. History file with all bills and photographs. Really lovely 'Pagoda'</li></ul><p><br />Introduced at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show, the W113SL series is a two-seater Mercedes-Benz convertible roadster with the distinctive concave hard top which led to their nickname of "Pagoda". All models featured an inline 6-cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection and the cubic capacity indicated by the number preceding the SL badge.</p><p>The 250SL, as offered here, was introduced at the 1967 Geneva Show and only produced for one year, making it the rarest of the W113 series cars. The new 2.5 engine was very smooth and the chassis also gained stiffer suspension and improved agility. Braking was improved by fitting discs all round for the first time and the range distance was improved by a larger fuel tank capacity.</p><p>This left-hand drive car is fresh from a complete restoration. Imported by our private vendor a few years ago from the USA, the car has just been thoroughly restored and repainted from bare metal with all bills available in the car's history file. The work was finished this year and the SL is now ready to be enjoyed without the workload or expense of getting it done yourself. The work at a Mercedes-Benz specialist included new panels where necessary, a new floorpan, new factory soft top, a full engine rebuild, gearbox check and service, all wood on the dashboard refurbished, and the original leather interior professionally restored.</p><p>The car drives well, has a history file with all bills and photographs of the work carried out, and looks extremely smart in its original colour scheme of Silver with a Black factory hard top.</p><p>Sensibly priced, at a fraction of the costs incurred, this classic little Pagoda offers extremely good value for money and lots of summer fun!</p><p> </p>