MERCEDES-BENZ 250SL Pagoda
From a deceased estate; enticing project; fully resprayed; professional engine rebuild including fuel injection system; hard top; lots of new parts
Sold by ourselves in 2016 to our vendor's late husband as a restoration project, this car had come in from the US with paperwork to show that all taxes had been paid.
Dating from 1967, this left-hand drive automatic transmission 250SL spent most of its life in California. It was acquired by its previous owner in around 2004 from a private collection in California at which point it was a complete and running car. Being a dry state car, the body has remained in extremely good order. As you can see, it has been stripped and resprayed in red to a good, if not concours standard.
The engine was sent away for a professional rebuild and has been reinstated in the car but not fired-up. The engineer who did the work also advised us that the injection system had a £1,000 overhaul, although there is no paperwork to substantiate this, or the reassembly work on the engine.
The seats were retrimmed and fortunes spent on new chrome, including a set of new stack headlights and a new exhaust system.
The car is a standard SL, not the less appealing California model which does away with the hood (less good for the UK climate). The hood frame is present but it will need a fresh cover. The car also comes with its attractive Pagoda hard-top painted in body colour.
With the vast majority of the money spent, this project could be completed with little more in the way of expenditure and looks excellent value at the suggested guide price.
Reg No: CC2805202
Chassis Number: 11304310000494
Engine Number: 129982-10-000268
Engine Size: 2500
Docs: US Certificate of Title; service books
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