Lot 289 - 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL Pagoda
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £25,200|
- From a significant Mercedes-Benz collection
- UK Supplied right hand drive example
Mercedes-Benz have been producing the SL range 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 250SL is the rarest of all the SL's as they were only made for one year.
This example was purchased by the current vendor as an abandoned restoration and has had just three owners from new (the last keeper change being 1977). The 250SL benefits from having a number of original Mercedes panels fitted and is ready for further restoration. This original right hand drive, automatic, 250SL represents a fantastic opportunity for the new custodian. These are highly desirable models and restored examples are achieving six figure sums in some instances.
Interested parties should note that contrary to the catalogue description this vehicle is a 1967 example.
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.