For Sale: 1968 Mercedes-Benz 250SL in Houston, Texas


Vehicle Description

1968 Mercedes-Benz 250SL Pagoda

Chassis No. 11304-10-005158
Engine No. 129982-10-002501

Rarest Model of the W113 Pagoda Series
Complete Numbers-Matching per M-B DataCard
Delivered in Uncommon White, Dark Olive & Green Parchment Livery
Still Displaying its Factory Installed Upholstery
Body Number Stampings, Fender Notches & Spot Welds
Complete with Books, Tools, Jack, Wheel Chalk & Spare
Ideal Example for Continued Preservation & Enjoyment

Just over 5,000 examples of the 250 SL were originally produced (¼ of the amount of 280's manufactured), with only about 1,750 of those imported to the U.S. The 250 retained the stiffer suspension and sportier feel of the early SLs, but provided improved agility, engine and 4 wheel disc brakes.

Here is a wonderful example of a lovingly preserved 250SL. The exterior's body received a glass-out restoration ten years ago, while the interior remains all original and very well preserved. Fender notches and spot welds remain visible, along with original decals, plaques, tags and all body number stamps. It's believed the hardtop remains unrestored. The cabin is remarkably original throughout, while displaying color fade in areas, it impressively shows no signs of tear – attesting the quality of material Mercedes-Benz used and former care. Likewise, the undercarriage and trunk pans are very solid with original seams and sheet metal. The Pagoda runs and drives great, with its last major service performed just over a year ago and engine compression averaging 166psi per cylinder. Importantly, 5158 is complete with books, tools, jack, wheel chalk and spare. Now Available for Worldwide purchase and delivery.

Mercedes-Benz DataCard Translation:

Exterior Color Code: 050 – White Body & 291 – Dark Olive Hardtop
Interior Color Code: 124 – Green Parchment MBTex

Option Codes:
401 single seats
416 hardtop mounted
422 power steering
461 instruments in English
491 USA version
503 side view mirror, left
524 paint coat preservation
533 interference suppression, without radio
597 heat insulated glass
600 trim strips on hardtop
641 white wall tires
669 mode of packing VE I
727 soft-top fabric, Green

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-918431
  • Year:1968
  • Make:Mercedes-benz
  • Model:250SL
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Green
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Stock Number:D1545
  • VIN:11304310005158