Stock # 4430
Mileage: 98,010
VIN: 11304312004762
2.5L I6 L
4 Speed Automatic
Papyrus White
Blue Leather

1967 Mercedes 250SL

Only 157,730 km = 98,000 Miles From New
Papyrus White / Blue Leather / Blue Soft Top
Long-Term Owner, Extensive Documentation

VIN: 11304312004762
Paint: Papyrus White
Trim: Dark Blue Leather

We purchased this lovely W113 from an older gentleman in the Chicago suburbs who had owned the car since 1997. He had purchased the car locally, the car having been in Downer's Grove, IL since at least the early 90s. Looking through the extensive file of documentation with the car, it appears to have spent 1967-1983 (or later) in France. There is a copy of the French registration, showing the original registration issue date as November 1967 and current registration date of June 1983. The car will come with a letter from Mercedes Benz Oldtimer Center with a copy of the original build sheet and an explanation of the contents. This car retains its original drivetrain and has been kept as correct and original as possible over the years. A photo log of the car's history since the early 90s will also be provided, showing the car at various stages during the engine-out rebuild and paint/body work. Dozens of service receipts will come with the car as well, and those receipts are summarized here:

1992: Replace brake master cylinder, replace front and rear brake hoses, bleed. Install stainless exhaust system. Replace fuel filter, air filter, oil filter, valve cover gasket, ignition points. Rebuild rear calipers.
1994: Re-chrome bumper
1997 (01533 Miles): Comprehensive engine rebuild. Please inquire for scan of receipts. Bore block .5mm. Grind crank. Replace all valve guides and seals, machine valves and seats. Resurface cylinder head. 82.5mm pistons, 47.75 rod bearing set, 59.75 main bearing set, engine lower gasket set, head gasket set, intake guides, trans cooler hoses, exhaust guides, exhaust valve, trans mount, connecting rod nuts, cam sprocket, crank sprocket, power steering pump kit, torque converter seal, injector pump seal, etc. Done by Quality Import Service (Mercedes & BMW specialists) of Elkhart, Indiana.
1998 (12,971 Miles): Replace brake booster, front brake calipers, pads, and rotors. Replace tach drive seal, pedal bushing, and change oil. Replace rear brake calipers, pads, and rotors. Change rear end oil, rear axle seal and bearing kit.
1999 (27,044 Miles): Repair driver's door lock, oil change, tail light bulb. Replace gear oil, pinion seal differential, remove heater control and replace all levers. Adjust valves. Replace spark plugs. Replace rear axle center mount.
2001 (33,559 Miles): Oil change, lube chassis. Replace ignition points and coil wire. Adjust valves. Replace cold start solenoid. Replace gas cap and install filler boot.
2004 (43,840 Miles): Remove front springs and inspect steering and suspension components…..replace kingpins, bushings, upper and lower control arm kits, and all inner pivot seals. Replace front brake pads, rotors, and wheel seals. Install window channel guides, replace sill strips. Replace steering damper, replace red, grey, and blue heater levers, replace front shocks, sway bar mounting kit. Replace exhaust hangars. Four wheel alignment.
2016 (56,431 Miles): Replace air filter and fuel filter. Clean throttle body. Replace ignition points, set dwell and timing. Replace spark plugs, set gap to specs. Replace distributor cap and rotor, perform tune-up, adjust idle speed. Replace broken transmission mount, align powertrain in chassis. Replace battery and service clamps. Remove cluster assembly and replace temperature sending unit, bleed cooling system.

- Please see the video along with the listing, as the car is shown in detail. Every blemish on the car is shown close-up and in direct sunlight. The most significant blemish is a small ding on the hood, from where it looks like the hood was closed with something still under there. This did not crack the paint. Other blemishes consist of nothing more than a couple small chips.
- Papyrus White paint suits the car perfectly and looks fantastic. Paint was done in the late 90s and was done to an extremely high standard; there is no dust under the paint, run, or orange peel. Photos of the car brought down to bare metal during the repaint will come with the car. There is no bubbling on any of the body panels and the rockers are nice and clean. Panel fitment is excellent; doors, hood, and trunk all open and close smoothly.
- Chrome is excellent throughout. Mirror-like, with no oxidation or damage.
- Glass and light lenses are all clear and crack-free. Clear Euro headlights looks great.
- Blue soft top is in good shape. There are a couple small spots where the top is fraying, on both sides by where the top meets the rear corner of the doors. This is visible in the photos. This car does not have a hardtop.
- Wheels are in excellent shape, with no damage or oxidation. The dark blue painted hubcaps look fantastic. Michelin MX4 tires are in great shape, with tons of tread and no dry rot, but we are not positive as to how old the tires are exactly.
- Weatherstripping is very nice throughout. No dryness, cracking, or discoloring.

- Dark blue leather is in great shape. No significant scuffs, scratches, or burst seams, and no evidence of the interior having previously been refinished.
- Gauges are all functional, including the odometer, which is known to have rolled over once and now indicates 57,730 km. This car spent the first twenty or so years of its life in France, and it retains the Euro (kph) gauges. Mileage is logged through a number of early-90s service receipts from when the car eclipsed 100,000 km, and there are many receipts showing mileage (km) since then. At 157,730 km, this car has just a hair under 100,000 original miles.
- Becker Europa radio is functional, and looks just perfect situated in the center of the body-colored dash.
- Fan and heat are functional. This car does not have air conditioning.

Under the Hood / Underbody:
- This car retains its original drivetrain and has seen a tremendous amount of mechanical tending-to over the years, outlined in the receipts breakdown at the beginning of this listing. The major engine rebuild from 1997 took place 34k miles ago.
- Please take a look through the underbody photos, as it's documented in detail. Underbody is quite good. There is evidence of a repair on the driver's floor, but it appears to have been done correctly. Aside from that, the underbody is nice and dry.
- This car is turn-key. A very well-sorted driver with no tendencies of concern. It starts pulls through the gears nice and smoothly with no delay or bucking from the transmission, idles cool and steady, sounds fantastic, brakes straight and effectively, and the steering is nice and direct. Ride quality is outstanding; this car's suspension has been thoroughly gone-through over the course of the last fifteen years and it shows. No dry, cracked rubber; very fresh-looking. Bilstein shocks as well, which is a plus.
- Factory spare and toolkit will come with the car.

With any further questions, requests, or to discuss purchasing, please reach out to Jake at 773-267-2684.