Cette 250SL, conduite à gauche, est équipée d'une boîte de vitesses manuelle à quatre rapports.
La voiture est de couleur grise avec un intérieur gris-noir. Immatriculée pour la première fois en Janvier 1968, la voiture est vendue à son second propriétaire en Juillet 1973, pour finalement être achetée par le vendeur en Février 2008. Depuis son acquisition, la voiture a été entièrement repeinte, l'intérieur regarni de cuir et de tapis neufs, et les freins avant révisés. Le réservoir et la pompe à essence, les injecteurs, le boîtier de direction, les supports moteur, le servo-frein, le maître-cylindre de frein et la batterie ont été changés.
Le dossier de cette voiture comporte de nombreuses factures pour la période 1989 à 2008.
Proposée à la vente avec sa Carte Grise française et son Contrôle Technique, cette auto s'avère être un bon placement.
'Every driver who has more than a purely utilitarian interest in automobiles should drive a Mercedes-Benz 250SL at least once in his life. The car is an almost perfect yardstick against which to measure any other car. There are cars with better acceleration, cars with better brakes, cars with better roadholding. But there is no car we can think of that has such a remarkable good balance of performance, safety and comfort, and has them in such an absolutely civilised structure.' - Car & Driver.
First produced late in 1966, the 250SL used the same bodyshell as the 230SL that had founded this spectacularly successful sportscar dynasty, and which it replaced. Minor improvements were made to the interior, but the major differences were the new 2.5-litre six-cylinder engine - as fitted to the 250SE - and disc brakes instead of drums at the rear. The new car's top speed of around 120mph remained the same but the larger engine significantly improved flexibility and responsiveness. The 250SL was built for just one full production year before being superseded by the 280SL and is thus one of the rarest of the family. Christened 'pagoda top' after their distinctive cabin shape, these SL models were amongst the best-loved sports-tourers of their era and are highly sought after today.
This left-hand drive 250SL has the four-speed manual transmission and is finished in grey with grey/black interior. First registered in January 1968, the car passed to its second owner in July 1973 and in February 2008 was purchased by the current (third) owner. Re-commissioned since acquisition, the car had been fully repainted, the interior re-trimmed with new leather and carpets, and the front brakes overhauled. Parts replaced include the fuel tank, fuel pump, fuel injectors, steering box, engine mounts, brake servo, brake master cylinder and the battery. There are numerous bills on file for the period 1989 to 2008 and the car is offered with French Carte Grise and Contrôle Technique. A timeless classic and iconic motor car that still represents great value for money today.