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1968 Mercedes 250 SL ***SOLD***

9. August, 2015

The 250 SL was introduced at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show. Production had already commenced in December 1966 and ended in January 1968. The short one-year production run makes the 250 SL the rarest of the W 113 series cars. The 250 SL retained the stiffer suspension and sportier feel of the early SLs, but provided improved agility with a new engine and rear disc brakes. Range also improved with increased fuel tank capacity from 65 L (17.2 US gal) to 82 L (21.7 US gal). Like its predecessor, the 250 SL was offered with a 4-speed automatic transmission, and 4-speed or ZF 5-speed manual transmissions. For the first time, an optional limited slip differential was also available. Of the 5,196 250 SLs produced, more than a third were sold in the US.

This particular numbers matching 1968 250 SL was purchased by a doctor new in Palo Alto California and has stayed in the San Francisco Bay Area since. It still retaines its original California black plate license plates along with the original owners manual with service dates.It also has its original tool kit, jack and spare tire

The current owner, who is a meticulous collector, had the car refurbished 8 years ago. No rust was found on the entire car and the body needed minimal work. The seams are even and straight with excellent paintwork throughout the car.. European headlights have been tastefully installed giving it the look Mercedes had intended. The chrome is shiny and smooth with no pitting and the glass is clear and bright. The interior hsa been professionally redone and looks and smells as it did when new.

The removable hard top functions and looks beatifully. The mechanical mechanism for the soft top opperates flawlessly with the fabric presenting as new.

The suspension has been throughly gone through replacing any parts that showed any wear or age. The 250 SL drives and feels as it did when it first rolled off of the showroom floor.

This is one of the nicest 1968 250 SL Mercedes Benz in the country and could either be entered in a concours or be driven on the occasional weekend and enjoyed.

 

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