Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 195
Year : 1967
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : manual
Registration No. : NDB140E
Chassis No. : 113.043.10000835
Engine No. : 129.010040.278329
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


The Mercedes-Benz W113 is a two-seat roadster/coupé, introduced
at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show and produced from 1963 through to
1971. It replaced both the legendary 300 SL and the 190 SL. The
W113 SL was developed under the auspices of Mercedes-Benz Technical
Director Fritz Nallinger, chief engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut and head
of styling Friedrich Geiger. The lead designers devised its
distinctive, patented, slightly concave hardtop which inspired the
'Pagoda' nickname. All models were equipped with an in-line
six-cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection. The bonnet,
boot lid, door skins and tonneau cover were made of aluminium to
reduce weight. The comparatively short and wide chassis, combined
with an excellent suspension, powerful brakes and radial tyres gave
the W 113 superb handling for its time. The styling of the front,
with its characteristic upright Bosch headlights and simple chrome
grille, dominated by the large three-pointed star in the nose
panel, paid homage to the then already legendary 300 SL roadster.
Very few were fitted with a manual gearbox and the 250 SL also had
a far superior seven main bearing engine as opposed to four in the
230 SL. 

This lefthand drive European specification Mercedes-Benz 250 SL,
fitted with a manual gearbox was imported to the UK in 2012 and
purchased by the vendor who was looking for a good solid, rust
free, 'warm climate' car. At that time, the car was given a full
service, which included checking the brakes, suspension and engine
before the owner took the car to the fabulous Le Mans Classic event
in France which it completed beautifully. Since then, it has
received a cosmetic restoration, including a bare metal repaint,
new tan interior and new soft top, finished in red with contrasting
black soft top and black factory hard top. The car is supplied with
a V5C registration document and a MoT test certificate which
expires in June 2017. These distinctive roof shaped SL models are
amongst the best-loved sports cars of their day and the European
specification, fitted with a manual gearbox, still remain highly
sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike.

For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170