Body Color
Light Ivory
Stock
1164EC
Vin
11304312005159
Miles
93,068
Engine Size
2.5L I6
Transmission Type
Automatic

1968 Mercedes-Benz 250SL

Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this 1968 Mercedes-Benz 250SL Pagoda. This is a remarkably honest and original example presented in its factory color of Light Ivory. MCS brokered the sale of this car seven years and 9,000 miles ago to its current owner; we have ownership history to new and service records dating to the early 2000s. We believe the indicated mileage on the working odometer is original.

A repaint some years ago (prior to 2004) in the correct color is showing light patina, with some crazing on the fenders but no serious flaws, accident damage or corrosion. One of the better original undersides on a W113 we have seen -- plenty of minor leaks and accumulated grime, but no evidence of rust or former rust repair underneath (see photos). Hard top and boot lid stampings match the body number. Correct notches in fenders by headlight rings. Trim is complete and in nice condition. Euro headlights.

Interior presents well with steering wheel, dash, door panels and leather seat upholstery all in good condition. Excellent wood, very good interior chrome and gauge bezels. Ventilation sliders, backlights and instrument lights and gauges are all working. Original Becker Europa TR remains in dash for appearance only; a modern stereo has been tastefully installed within the glove box compartment (note that the original automatic map light function still works). We believe the square-weave carpet in this Pagoda is original -- and beneath the aftermarket floor mats are the original factory rubber mats over exceptionally clean original floors (see photos of passenger-side floors for reference). The soft top is showing light wear but there are no holes or tears in it; the soft top compartment is crisp and clean with original labels in place.

Under the hood is the original, numbers-matching 2.5 liter overhead cam inline six mated to Mercedes-Benz's innovative four-speed automatic transmission. Bosch mechanical fuel injection is properly tuned and running well (the car starts easily hot and cold and makes good power throughout the rev range). Recent tune-up with cap, rotor, spark plugs and wires plus Pertronix electronic ignition upgrade. Recent water pump, shifter bushings, engine mounts, subframe mounts and front brakes. Transmission shifts crisply without being harsh.

While this car does not present to a concours standard, it feels like an honest car that has been loved and driven -- but not to the point of being shabby or worn out. Maintenance is up to date and the car has no known mechanical needs. Overall it's an attractive and well-sorted example of the W113 Pagoda that you can drive and enjoy as is, offered at a price point that won't break the bank. Books, tools, records and data card included. For more information about this 1968 Mercedes-Benz 250SL for sale at Motorcar Studio, please call 404-692-5250.

Engine

Engine Size
2.5L I6

Body

Body Color
Light Ivory

Basic

Year
1968
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
250SL
Miles
93,068

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

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