Lot 180 - 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL Pagoda
|Odometer reading||81,281 miles|
|Estimate||£75,000 - £85,000|
- Recent restoration
- Desirable colour combination
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 W113 (Pagoda) series cars. It retained the stiffer suspension and sportier feel of the early SLs but provided improved agility with a new 150bhp, seven bearing engine and it also came with rear disc brakes. The range was also improved with the increased fuel tank capacity which went up from 65 litres to 82 litres. 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 which improved the handling no end.
This superb looking example is presented in cream over black interior and is in excellent condition throughout. This remarkable 250 SL has been lovingly restored recently and is offered with sundry invoices, many bills and receipts, photographs of the car, and a UK registration document. This is one of the nicest examples of this desirable classic we have seen and is in very good order throughout.
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