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1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL Pagoda
This 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SL “Pagoda” (W113) is a matching numbers, Australian-delivered example which has recently undergone a full bare-metal restoration. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre inline-six-cylinder engine which produces 110kW/216Nm. These outputs are sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission in this example. This car’s odometer currently displays 82,287 miles.
For Mercedes-Benz, following on from the iconic 300SL was always a tricky proposition. But the successive W113 carved its own path to glory and is still revered today for its sporting prowess, elegant styling, and luxurious furnishings. Born from the age of innovation, the W113 also included some important technical changes such as a proper integrated passenger cell with designated crumple zones, and rounded-off interior surfaces to prevent injuries. The SL has always skilfully walked the fine line between sporting ability and passenger comfort – the W113 doubled-down with lightweight aluminium panels and even plusher ride quality. The 250SL specification was unveiled at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show with improved suspension components for added rigidity, plus a more powerful engine with disc brakes. It is one of the rarest W113 variants, having only been produced for one year, with the greatest share of examples sold in America.
Delivered new through York Star Motors (Sydney) this example is finished in the rare hue of Orient Red on the outside and paired with a black leather cabin. This SL’s colour combination remains faithful to its era. There are lashings of chrome to accentuate the exterior and the cabin is adorned by dark red inserts. The car has been kept to original specifications and no aftermarket modifications are listed alongside the car. It’s all matching-numbers underneath the skin, too. The car rides on a set of 14-inch Mercedes hubcaps with Nankang white wall tyres. The entire vehicle has been wrapped in PPF protection film immediately after its bare metal restoration.
Considering the recent restoration this W113’s exterior presentation is immaculate. The Orient Red paintwork glosses with a beautiful shine in the light, while the chrome trimmings glean to perfection. The car comes with a black hard-top and soft-top roof, both of which show in perfect order. No scratching or chips are seen anywhere on the bodywork. The body-coloured wheels show in great order for their age – without kerb rash – and the tyres have a good amount of tread.
Inside the cabin the car shows in a similarly untouched condition. The seats show next to no signs of use, while carpeting appears without stains or tears. The car’s thin-rim steering wheel is in excellent condition, as is the gauge instrumentation on the dash. An original Becker radio system is found on the dash. The hard-top fits and latches perfectly with no leaks. The key barrel to the glove box was out during the time of photography while awaiting a new key. This has now arrived and will be fitted for the new owner.
This car will come with the hard-top, a set of head rests, delivery documentation, a replacement service book and an extensive file of work done.
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 registered in Victoria under a club permit. 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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