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I finally bought a 1967 250SL
« on: May 20, 2023, 16:34:33 »
I have been a long time owner of a 1970 W111 Cabriolet, but I'm delighted to have just acquired a 120,000 mile, 1967 250SL which is quite original, with exception of a high quality bare metal respray. It came with history file for the car since new which included the original order request and delivery documents. The car is lovely with exception of a waxoyl type spray that was applied to the engine compartment when new.  I believe it can be easily removed with dry ice blasting without causing harm to paint or other components. Here's a short walk around video - https://vimeo.com/826525467

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Re: I finally bought a 1967 250SL
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2023, 17:45:12 »
Looks really nice. Good luck with it.
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Re: I finally bought a 1967 250SL
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2023, 21:22:53 »
Congrats - that is a very nice model to have -- it's an EARLY 250 -- it's desirable.   If you don't know why, it will be something interesting for you to research here.   The photos on the mecum site show the engine bay --- looks like maybe undercoating spray.   If the car is mostly rust-free, you might have a really good buy at that price.

Enjoy,
« Last Edit: May 21, 2023, 00:03:36 by kampala »
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Re: I finally bought a 1967 250SL
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2023, 12:17:31 »
Eric, congrats on the purchase! I am the person you were bidding against.  :D. I would have kept going but already bought a couple of other cars there.

It is a good car! I think the engine bay is black paint, most likely done when the firewall pad (incorrect) was installed. Also right lower heater control lever is sticking.

I'm happy to see a member got the car. Let me know if you have any questions about it.

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Re: I finally bought a 1967 250SL
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2023, 12:50:19 »
Early one, best of both 113 worlds.
Enjoy some pictures at this link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8292359@N06/sets/72157603240571101/show/

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1967 Early 250 SL Red/Caviar, Manual #1543
1961 190 SL 23K miles
1964 Porsche 356
1970 Porsche 911E
1991 BMW 318is
1966 Jaguar XKE
1971 Alfa Romeo GTV 1750

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Re: I finally bought a 1967 250SL
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2023, 00:39:55 »
Hi Vander,

Pleased to make your acquaintance, and thank you for not bidding higher! 

Initially I thought it was paint too when I saw it in the auction photos. But when I saw it in person it looked more like non-rubberized undercoating. Today I took a rag with little splash of mineral spirits, held my breath, gave it a wipe and viola. The black stuff came off and shiny clean paint was underneath.

Where do you suggest I get a new firewall pad?  Authentic Classics has one closely akin to original, but they are out of stock.

Eric

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Re: I finally bought a 1967 250SL
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2023, 02:16:44 »
Eric,


Welcome to the Group.  As a full member you have access to the full Tech Manual and you will find there a list of suppliers.  I believe it is sortable. However some such as Buds Benz. Authentic Classics, Vintage Euro Parts come to mind


https://www.sl113.org/wiki/Suppliers/Start


Just as a matter of interest, is the gear lever around the correct way,  it flashed past in the video but i thought it was sloping towards the rear, the incorrect way.


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Re: I finally bought a 1967 250SL
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2023, 02:18:49 »
I spotted this at Vintage.  You might call and ask for Nelson. He’s quite nice, approachable and always has helped me with reliable information.

https://vintageeuroparts.com/product/diamond-pattern-firewall-pad-w113-113-230sl-250sl-280sl-pagode-pagoda-concourse/
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Re: I finally bought a 1967 250SL
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2023, 10:29:13 »
Thank you all for the information and encouragement. 

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Enjoy some pictures at this link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8292359@N06/sets/72157603240571101/show/

John - Wisconsin
1967 Early 250 SL Red/Caviar, Manual #1543
1961 190 SL 23K miles
1964 Porsche 356
1970 Porsche 911E
1991 BMW 318is
1966 Jaguar XKE
1971 Alfa Romeo GTV 1750

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Re: I finally bought a 1967 250SL
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2023, 23:35:38 »
Welcome to the Group.  As a full member you have access to the full Tech Manual and you will find there a list of suppliers.
It's also right at the top of the vendor forum.
https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?board=21.0
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Re: I finally bought a 1967 250SL
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2023, 00:05:52 »
Hi SpeedModel,

You are welcome to bring you're 250sl to Pinehurst, NC this Sunday, May 28th for the Sandhills Motoring festival Pagoda display class, about a 2 1/2 hr drive from you.  Will have 20 Pagodas in attendance most from the NC, Virginia, region.  PM me for details if you like.

Alex
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