Lot 58 - 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL

Lot 58 - 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL

Lot 58 - 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL

Lot Number 58
Registration RHS455F
Chassis Number N3-043-20-001930
Engine Number 129-982-20-001074
Odometer reading 149,000 miles
Estimate £20,000 - £25,000

Mercedes-Benz has been producing an SL (Sport Leicht) model or range of models since 1954 when the landmark 300SL was unveiled.  The similarly styled, but mechanically unrelated, 190 followed in 1955, completing the first generation of cars.  Their successor was the W113 series SL, which proved to be more comfortable than the former, and faster than the latter. The 250 SL is the rarest of all the SL's as they were only made for one year and just 1388 right hand drive examples manufactured. Of these, very few were fitted with a manual gearbox. The 250 SL also had a far superior seven main bearing engine, as opposed to four in the 230 SL, and had rear disc brakes and stiffer suspension.

This extremely rare manual Mercedes-Benz Pagoda 250SL is described by the vendor as a 'stunning car and an absolute joy to drive…a classic that really can be enjoyed on a daily basis.' Finished in red with black leather interior, a recent new soft top has been fitted and the desirable hard top is presented in excellent condition. A genuine 149,000 has been covered and a complete service was carried out in April this year at a cost of over £2,000 by Mercedes-Benz specialist Steve Redfearn of Wimbledon. Additional works carried out approximately 3000 miles ago include an overhaul to the manual gearbox and new clutch.

The interior is beautifully crisp with excellent carpets and seats that are firm, with no cigarette burns or marks. A period radio/cassette is fitted and the clock is also in sound working order. The car has been stored in a heated garage and has clearly been cherished by its current owner. Complete with an MoT test certificate until July 2011, workshop manual, original white steering wheel, past MoT documents from 1991 and a number of bills and receipts from various marque specialists, this 250 SL has recently been valued between £35,000-£40,000 and offers tremendous value for money.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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