1968 Mercedes Benz 250 SL
(Featured on 8th May 2011)
Sellers original description:
1968 Mercedes Benz 250 SL convertible.
The 250 SL was basically a one-year model, introduced at the 1967 Geneva motor show in Switzerland, although in North America many were sold in, and titled as, 1968 model year cars. This model is the rarest of the W 113 cars. The main changes were the use of a 2496 cc motor with seven main bearings in place of the 2306 cc with four main bearings of the previous car. Cylinder bore was unchanged but the stroke was increased from 72.8 mm to 78.8 mm. Also unchanged was the claimed 150 BHP maximum power: the new engine did, however, significantly improve torque, up from 145 lb•ft to 159 lb•ft. Stopping power was also improved with the addition of rear disc brakes. The 250 SL retained the stiffer suspension and sportier feel of the early sls but provided significantly improved performance, especially given the engine's wider power band. Like its predecessor, the 250 SL was offered with a four speed automatic transmission. Of the 5,196 250 sls built, 3,808 cars were exported (1,791 to the u.S.). USA cars were also fitted with air conditioning and automatic transmission.
This true US model, very rare, 2 owner 250SL has been completely restored with no expense spared. Fully documented and photographed you will see right away how this car has been pampered and well taken cared of all these years. 31k original documented miles. A bare metal respray in the correct color (ivory with blue leatherette) and numbers matching all the way, this car does not disappoint. Full under chassis detail is show quality. The cars factory wood all around looks and is perfect. Engine and compartment is also perfect and as new with everything either replaced or restored with only factory MB parts. Complete new stainless steel exhaust system. Full automatic transmission with correct dealer installed a/c that blows very cold.