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1968 Mercedes 250 SL, Dark Maroon, fully serviced SOLD

The w113 roadster is considered by marque enthusiasts as one of the most iconic Mercedes of all time. In its 250 SL version it is the rarest of all representing only 12% of total production. It is also considered as the most representative as it features a fine combination of elements of the other 2 versions. More specifically, it retains the earlier 230SL's elegant 2-piece wheel look and sport suspension but not its underpowered engine. Similarly all performance upgrades and safety features standardized in the 280 SL were introduced via the 250 SL without the 280's stylistic compromisation of one-piece wheel covers.
The 250 SL featured here was produced only a few units before the end of production and incorporates all improvements made throughout the series, including the 'safety interior'. In 2008 it was sourced in Colorado and selected for its impeccable matching of sophisticated Dark Maroon over the interior's beautiful interplay of shades of brown and beige. Once acquired it was subject to a no-expense spared set of repairs that entailed a total overhaul of the engine, a rebuilt of the front end as well as a restoration of the interior with maximum preservation of the original trim. With less than 3000mi since repairs, it remains in excellent mechanical condition.

Model year: 1968
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 250 SL
Chassis number: 113.043-12-004992
Engine type: M129 III
Engine specifications: 2496cc, 6 cyl. in line, OHV, 150 bhp at 5500 rpm, 235 Nm at 4200
Engine number: 129.982-12-002591
Transmission type: automatic, 4sp
Steering type: Power assisted, recirculating ball
Exterior color, code: Dark Maroon, 460G
Hardtop color, code: Dark Maroon, 460G
Interior trim, color, code: MB Tex, Cognac, 140
Interior carpet type, color: Boucle weave, oatmeal beige, 500

Ownership history:
2000-2007: Mr. J. N., Ft, Collins, Colorado, USA
2007-2008: Auto Brokers, Englewood, Colorado, USA
2008-current: private, Athens, Greece

Registration: Federation Internationale Vehicules Anciens (FIVA), Greece

Certificate of Title, State of Colorado, dated 2000, copy
Certificate of Title, State of Colorado, dated 2008, copy
FIVA Identity Card, issued 2013
FIVA Antique Vehicle Registration Document, issued 2013

Current mileage: 86,110 mi

Service history:
Engine: Total overhaul at 83,595mi with camshaft machined and new pistons, rings, connecting rods, inlet/exhaust valves, rocker arms, timing chain with guides and tensioner, oil pump, water pump fitted.
Fuel system: The injection pump was overhauled and the fuel tank with its gauge and filter was replaced.
Exhaust: Mid to rear silencer section fitted new.
Front end: All consumables were replaced including cross struts, kingpins, tie rods, shock absorbers (front and rear) as well as antiroll bar.
Wheels: All four were sandblasted and resprayed in the original Dark Maroon.
Electrics: Both headlights were reconditioned, the distributor was replaced with a Leen APK ingnition connected to a Bosch Blue coil for immediate ignition and the battery was replaced.
Body: The trunk floor and side panels were replaced, resprayed and covered by a new matt.
Interior: Extensive preservation repairs were conducted using the following parts:
- Instrument panel: New steering wheel, new heater control assembly including levers and Defrost knob, new wooden bows with speaker grille, new speedometer flex shaft and new superior dash leather padding.
- Center console: New shifting gate plastic inlay.
- Seats: New padding, rear chrome (overhauled with original trim preserved).
- Roof: New soft top in Mahogany beige, hardtop seals and driver's sunvisor.
- Doors: New window horizontal seals.

Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Mercedes
Model 250
  250 SL
Year 1968
Country Greece
Region International
Status Trade
Ref C1064001

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