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The Best W113 Pagoda in the World

Mercedes Benz 1967 250SL
Multi-Best of Show
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Imagine.

Imagine an automobile which is arguably the best year of the platform’s production run (more on that later) * and, after 55 years, is still under the same ownership. Imagine this same car was a multiple event winner during its early years, with the plaques and trophies as testament. Then later, imagine the owner commissioned a cost-is-no-object restoration to perfection by one of the top Mercedes show-car restorers in the business (even though it was only ‘politely worn’). Further, imagine that post-restoration the car won best-of-show or first-in-class in multiple important Concours d’Elegance events. Our client has invested approximately $400,000 in this Mercedes Pagoda which has been driven approximately 397 miles since the restoration (it was moved by enclosed trailer to most shows). We believe it lays claim to the illustrious title of the Best Pagoda in the World.

*1967 spelled the end of the era when cars were designed and built for enthusiasts without the government looking over the shoulders of engineers. After 1967 became the era of emissions, safety regulations and, as labor costs advanced, rigorous cost cutting measures in manufacture, read ‘cheapening’.

The Restoration

The restoration was comprehensive including all mechanicals and all documentation is included in the purchase. As previously described, nearly $400,000 of work, yet the owner’s top priority in the sale is that simply it goes to the right future owner who will loved it as he did. There is little-to-no doubt to the staff and the judges who have reviewed this vehicle that it is worth of such a title as Best In The World. But don’t take our word for it, check out some of the magazines below it has been featured in, the collections of trophies it has amassed, or what The Mercedes Benz Club of America has said themselves on the subject. Additionally, any further requests on the subject are happily accepted should you feel a deeper dive is necessary, we are available to answer any questions you may have.

Hard Top Shots

Soft Top

As Roadster

Interior

Engine

Details

Trunk

Undercarriage

Trophies

 

Magazines

Outdoor Shots

Mercedes Benz Club of America: https://www.mbca.org/star-article/july-august-2014/perfect-pagoda-%E2%80%93-concours-example-1967-250sl-w113

Year: 1967
Make: Mercedes
Model: 250SL
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Condition: Fully Restored, #1
Location: San Diego
Price: $289,000
Engine: SOHC In-Line 6
Exterior Color: #568 signal red
Stock Number: 1011
VIN Number: 11304310003603

2 Comments

  • Lowell L Lende| June 6, 2022 at 7:46 pm Reply

    Great YouTube video Brian. I think the blue and yellow license plate on the ’67 250SL should be changed out for the correct license plate for that year of car.

    • Brian Peters| June 7, 2022 at 7:44 am Reply

      Lowel,
      Yes, the ideal situation would be a correct, vintage, YOM (Year Of Manufacture) black plate (not the modern reproduction black and yellow plate), and the icing on the cake would be if it read “1967 250SL.” Our client, the original and current owner, had to give up his original black plate when he ordered his custom plate in the 1970’s (hence the blue & gold).

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