1968 Mercedes Benz

250 SL California Coupe With Hardtop

--Black with Black Tan interior and Grey German square weave carpeting, 2.5L overhead-cam fuel injected inline 6-cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission, 55,000 miles from new, Original factory Becker 'Grand Prix' radio, Rare California Coupe specification with single rear bench seat.

The stylish Mercedes-Benz W113 was presented at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show and replaced both the expensive 300SL and entry-level 190SL with one medium-priced two-seat sports car. The elegant body was designed by Bela Barenyi with patented concave hardtop, soon called the "Pagoda." These SL's have proven to be timeless in their appeal. Not only timeless in appearance, the SL is also one of the best-handling classic sports cars of its era with road manners years ahead of most of their contemporaries.

The 250 SL was produced from December of 1966 to January 1968 making it the rarest of the W 113 series cars from Mercedes Benz at that time. Of the 5,196 manufactured in the one short year of production, only about 1,700 were sold in the U.S.

This rare 250 SL California Coupe was originally delivered to California and remained in the Golden State until only a few years ago. It was originally delivered to first owner Mr. R Harper, resident of Pacific Palisades, California. Although records show change of ownerships, the maintenance records show it continued to be serviced in and around the Los Angeles area for years to come. The 250 remained in California until 2014 when it was acquired by its past and most recent owner.

This 250 SL is best described as a survivor that is exceptional in all respects. It has been repainted once in the past, the structure is excellent and rust free, not the norm for these cars. It has also been serviced regularly and as needed, where needed. Early history is unknown although, it has enjoyed three owners from new, the lengthiest being the second owner who kept the 250 SL for 40 years in his care in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Within the last three years it was owned by its third owner, a residence of Los Angeles, California with whom we have done business with in the past. Most recently, this 250 SL was traded to Autosport Designs towards another automobile from our inventory.

On recent road tests this 250 SL drove extremely well. The car has excellent power from the 2.5L engine, shifts very well and cruises the way Mercedes intended it to. All interior functions are working as they should and as intended by the factory when delivered new.

This California Coupe with Hardtop with single bench rear seat is ready for immediate use and enjoyment.

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