September Sale 2018

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1968 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL Pagoda

Lot No.: 338

Registration: NSC 215F
Chassis Number: 11304312004031
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 2496
Year of Manufacture: 1968
RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Sold for (£): Unsold
**AMENDMENT** Photographic history file of restoration without invoices
  • Superb, left-hand drive, 250 SL sparkling after a complete restoration
  • Repainted from bare metal, new panels where necessary, new floorpan, full engine rebuild, gearbox serviced
  • Dashboard refurbished. Original leather interior professionally restored. New factory soft top
  • Good history file with invoices and restoration and photographs. A really lovely 'Pagoda'

 

Introduced at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show, the W113 SL-series is a two-seater Mercedes-Benz convertible with a distinctive concave hard top which led to the affectionate nickname of "Pagoda", a term still used today. All models featured an inline 6-cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection and the cubic capacity indicated by the number preceding the SL badge.

The same show in 1967 coincidentally, saw the introduction of the W113-250SL. The new car retained the stiffer suspension and sporty feel of the earlier cars, but provided improved agility with its larger(2.5Ltr.) engine and was now fitted with rear disc brakes and a larger tank. They were offered with a 4-speed Automatic transmission or a 4/5-speed ZF manual gearbox. Production ended in January 1968 and its one-year production run makes the 250SL the rarest of the W113 series.

 This left-hand drive, 250 SL is fresh from a complete restoration. Imported by our private vendor a few years ago from the USA, the car has just been thoroughly restored and repainted from bare metal with all bills available in the car's history file. The work was finished this year and the SL is now ready to be enjoyed without the workload or expense of getting it done yourself. The work at a Mercedes-Benz specialist included new panels where necessary, a new floorpan, new factory soft top, a full engine rebuild, gearbox check and service, all wood on the dashboard top refurbished, and the original leather interior professionally restored.

The car drives extremeley well, has a history file with all bills and photographs of the work carried out, and looks extremely smart in its original colour scheme of Silver with a Black factory hard top.

Sensibly priced, at a fraction of the costs incurred, this classic little Pagoda offers extremely good value for money.