Lot 235 - 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL Pagoda
|Odometer reading||101,250 miles|
|Estimate||£37,000 - £45,000|
|Result||Sold - £42,560|
Mercedes-Benz has been producing an SL (Sport Leicht) model or range of models since 1954 when the landmark 300 SL 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 1,388 righthand 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.
First registered in December 1967, this Mercedes 250 SL is offered in white with contrasting black leather seats, hood, optional hard top and presents in beautiful condition. Renowned specialists, Colin Ferns Limited, have just carried out a full and comprehensive service on the car together with a light overhaul and works included a renewed timing chain, brake servo and master cylinder to the tune of over £7,000. If that wasn't reassuring enough, every fuse was also replaced before the service leaving no doubt as to the level of confidence one can have in this vehicle. The history of the car, prior to 2003, is sketchy due to the paperwork being unfortunately misplaced; however the history file does contain full ownership details and other documents from 2003 such as old MoT test certificates, recent bills and also invoices for the recent work by Colin Ferns. The car comes supplied with a fresh twelve month MoT test certificate together with the original Mercedes-Benz owner's manual and sales brochure. This righthand drive example of the beautiful Pagoda is, we believe, not only attractively priced but certainly inspires confidence and is a must on anyone's classic shopping list.