Lot 162 - 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL California Coupé

Lot 162 - 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL California Coupé

Lot 162 - 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL California Coupé

Lot Number 162
Registration XEV 313F
Chassis Number 11304322
Engine Number 12998222001228
Odometer reading 74,809 miles
Estimate £65,000 - £75,000
  • Rare right hand drive automatic example
  • Supplied with factory hardtop

The stylish Mercedes-Benz W113 was presented at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show and replaced both the expensive 300 SL and entry-level 190 SL with one medium-priced two-seat sports car. The SL was a huge success, with 48,912 sold in nine years, and is now considered a true masterpiece. The body combines the elegantly trim look of contemporary Mercedes saloons with a simple grille derived from the 300 SL. Bela Barenyi conceived the patented concave hardtop, soon called the ‘Pagoda.’ Like the best designs, the W113 has proven to be timeless in its appeal.

We are pleased to offer an exceptionally fine example of one of the rarer designations for these cars, the ‘California Coupé', with the single bench seat as designated by option '417' on its factory record. Offered with an original owner’s manual, service book, V5 registration document and various bills and receipts this Pagoda style Mercedes has undergone a photographic restoration and presents extremely well in blue with a black interior. This right hand drive automatic example is a timeless blue chip ultra-rare classic and given recent sales appears to be reasonably estimated.

 

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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