1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304322002757

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Lot 307
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible

Sold for £ 59,740 (US$ 74,162) inc. premium
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible
Registration no. MUF 570F
Chassis no. 11304322002757
*The rarest of the Pagodas
*Delivered new in the UK
*Rare right-hand drive model
*Automatic transmission
*Well maintained throughout its life
*Recently re-commissioned

Footnotes

  • Offered here is the rarest of the Mercedes-Benz 'Pagodas': a right-hand drive 250 SL. This car was delivered new to the UK in August 1967 finished in Metallic Astral Silver with black hardtop and black MB Tex interior. The extensive history file details ownership and maintenance back to 1977 when the car was just 10 years old.

    'MUF 570F' was maintained for many years by John Haynes, the hugely respected Mercedes-Benz specialist in Worthing, West Sussex. John's 1987 report on file describes the car as structurally sound having benefited from a bare metal re-spray in its original colours, a total brake system overhaul, complete new exhaust system, all axle/gearbox and engine mountings replaced, all engine water hoses replaced, PAS hoses replaced, new electric fuel pump, new shock absorbers and new tyres.

    By 1990 the SL was for sale with Nigel Cooper Classic Cars, whose branded number plates it still carries. An invoice on file shows some sales preparation work by another well respected Mercedes-Benz specialist, Roger Edwards, in Wembley, who carried out a cylinder head rebuild and an oil/filter service.

    In August 1990 Nigel Cooper sold the Mercedes to Mr Frederick A Fosler, who was buying the car for his daughter, Alexis, as a 21st birthday present. She would own the car for the next 26 years. During her ownership the car was serviced between 1991 and 2004 by John Tallis Mercedes in Bath (later Mercedes-Benz of Bath).

    In 2004 Alexis moved overseas and the car was kept off the road, stored at her father's house (SORN paperwork on file). In 2015, the difficult decision to sell the Mercedes was made and it came to the current vendor. 

    Although it had been stored well, the car had seen minimal use so was in need of some re-commissioning. Mechanically, it has been thoroughly serviced with all fluids and filters changed, new front brake pads, and new correct Michelin tyres all round. The car was running a little rich so the fuel injection system was gone though and new throttle linkages fitted, while the gearbox was inspected and adjusted for a smoother change. Cosmetically, the car has been completely re-sprayed and the underside re-sealed. Inside, new seat foams were ordered from SLS in Germany and installed. Accompanying documentation consist of an old-style logbook, MoT to April 2018, and a V5C Registration Certificate.

    Today this 250 SL is ready to be enjoyed by its new owner, offering not only the glamour of chic, 1960s-style Mercedes-Benz motoring but also the reassurance and reliability of German engineering at its best, by the best.
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1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304322002757
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304322002757
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304322002757
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304322002757
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304322002757
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304322002757
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304322002757
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304322002757
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304322002757
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304322002757
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304322002757
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304322002757
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304322002757
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304322002757
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304322002757
1967 Mercedes Benz 250 SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304322002757
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