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1967 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL Pagoda
This 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL (W113) “Pagoda” is a repainted and restored example of a classic Mercedes-Benz. Under the bonnet of this car is the naturally-aspirated 2.8-litre six-cylinder engine from the W113 280SL. The engine produces 125kW/244Nm which is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. The odometer of this car currently shows 11,400 miles.
The Mercedes-Benz SL is one of the marque’s most-recognisable nameplates and none other are more revered than the iconic W113 – more commonly named Pagoda. As the successor to the legendary 300SL, the W113 generation carried its best attributes, including a sporting design and nimble handling, into a new era. They were typically configured as roadsters, though an optional removable hard-top was available. This car is a “California Coupe” example, which is characterised by a 2+2 seating configuration and equips only the removable hard-top. In place of the soft-top is a fold-down rear bench seat. The W113 was notably successful in North America and gave the American market greater say in how Mercedes-Benzes were developed going forward. Today the Pagoda is a rare sight on Australian roads and is fast becoming the must-have vintage Mercedes-Benz.
Painted blue on the outside and finished with a light grey-upholstered interior, this Pagoda’s colour scheme presents period specific. The exterior is adorned by chrome trim while the cabin features woodgrain elements and a body-coloured dash plate. There have been no obvious modifications made to this car, though the radio has been replaced with an aftermarket unit. The engine has been upgraded to 280SL specification. The car presents on a set of 14-inch body-coloured wheels which are wrapped in Suretrac Power Touring whitewall tyres.
This car was built in Stuttgart, Germany and was delivered new to the United Kingdom. The vehicle was purchased recently by the current owner who suggests there have been four known owners. Before the seller, the car was owned for 17 years by a party who bought it from the person who imported it to Australia. Over the course of 17 years the previous owner kept documented receipts of services. Documents show work completed by Inhim Classic Restorations in NSW. It was recently serviced and has had engine bay components resurfaced and anodised.
Exterior presentation is very good for a car of its age, helped by a respray from its original gold colour roughly 13 years ago. The paintwork shows in complete and untarnished form throughout, retaining good reflections in the light. Chrome trim is in bright, polished order and the badging displays without patina. No damage or dents are seen in the panelling or the roof, and this car reportedly has no accident history. All four wheels show in nice, polished condition without kerb damage, while the tyres retain a good amount of tread.
Like the exterior, this car’s cabin has been refinished. This took place at the same time the car was repainted. The upholstery shows in good order without nicks or tears, while minimal wear is seen on the carpeting and door cards. The seller states the speedometer and tachometer don’t work, and suggests the dash could do with more MB-Tex trim. No original radio is supplied.
This car will be sold with all accompanying documentation and the original spare wheel.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently unregistered and there are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number and it is not recorded as written off or stolen.
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