Lot 160 - 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL Pagoda
|Odometer reading||93,110 miles|
|Estimate||£78,000 - £90,000|
- Just completed a full restoration
- Fabulous condition throughout
The very pretty and highly desirable Mercedes-Benz 250 SL was the successor to the popular 230 SL and was first introduced to the public at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show. The brief production run ended a year later in January 1968 and as a result of this short run, the 250 SL is the rarest of the W 113 (Pagoda) series cars. These lovely German stalwarts were offered with a four-speed automatic, a four-speed manual box or the ZF five-speed. Also, for the first time an optional limited slip differential was also available.
This fabulous fully restored, including engine rebuild, Pagoda Mercedes is presented in red with black leather interior and is left hand drive. Its restoration was carried out by various Mercedes-Benz specialists and looks fabulous. The car had a full glass-out respray, brand new Mercedes-Benz grained leather interior including full dash, door cards, seats etc. Brand new salt and pepper carpets have been installed and brand new wood including dash and surrounds. The restoration also included a brand new Mohair hood, exhaust, headlights and rubber seals throughout, interior works carried out by leading marque specialists, D Class of Surrey cost in excess of £16,000. The full list of the works carried out can be seen in the history file as well as the summary of the engine work which was carried out and it has covered zero miles since its completion. As part of its engine rebuild, it received a full tune up and reset all settings and controls, reset mixture/tappets and clearances as well as draining the oil, brake fluid and the braking system was fully bled. The original documents held on file include its Service Book, stamped Mercedes-Benz Kundendienst, Germany. Fastidious attention to maintaining originality including correct period Becker Europa radio, Hirschmann aerial and new Michelin tyres. This truly is a superb restoration and is resplendent in its gleaming new red paint. One of the finest of this marque on the market today.
The Vendor has applied for a V5 log book from the DVLA but this may not have arrived by the time of the Auction. Therefor it may be sold without its new log book but when it arrives the new owner can then apply for it to be changed into their name.
Interested parties should note that whilst driving well when being consigned and photographed three weeks ago, a new fuel pump has been fitted which currently is not working but the vendor will rectify at his cost before any new owner takes delivery of this vehicle.
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