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Kamihome@btcpc.com

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Fully Restored Early '67 250SL up for Auction at BaT
« on: April 13, 2024, 12:13:30 »
All,

I wanted to let you know that I have decided to put up my fully-restored early '67 250SL up for auction at BaT.  The link can be found here:  https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967-mercedes-benz-250sl-56/ 

Even if you are not interested in placing a bid, please take a look and post comments ....I really want to know what everyone thinks of the restoration.

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Re: Fully Restored Early '67 250SL up for Auction at BaT
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2024, 13:06:37 »
Beautiful restoration.  A few departures from original, but overall great presentation.
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: Fully Restored Early '67 250SL up for Auction at BaT
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2024, 13:34:27 »
Yes I commented on the auction, beautiful car, essentially brand new. It will do well and I hope the new owner will really drive it, like I put about 50K miles on mine in the first few years of my ownership. Especially appreciated how you did all the metalwork, bodywork, paint and engine rebuilding yourself if I saw correctly. Best of luck with the auction.
Cees Klumper
1969 Mercedes 280 SL automatic
1968 Ford Mustang 302 V8
1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Coupe 1600
1962 FIAT 1500S OSCA convertible
1972 Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1.3
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1990 Ford Bronco II

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Re: Fully Restored Early '67 250SL up for Auction at BaT
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2024, 00:08:28 »
I could not agree more about the quality of this restoration.  That engine bay is an absolute thing of beauty…every little detail is exquisite.   At $150k with five days to go, it should do exceptionally well.  As they abbreviate on BaT, GLWTA. 
~Len

1971 280 SL
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4 speed manual
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Kamihome@btcpc.com

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Re: Fully Restored Early '67 250SL up for Auction at BaT
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2024, 22:40:46 »
Thank you everyone for your kind comments.  90% of the knowledge applied to the restoration came from browsing through this forum and the Technical Manual.  I learned so much from everyone who posted.

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Re: Fully Restored Early '67 250SL up for Auction at BaT
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2024, 00:19:15 »
its like brand new. Very nice job. Should do really well. Its a great color combo.
1970 280 SL Light Ivory DB 670. 4 Speed manual shift no AC Limited Slip Diff.

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Re: Fully Restored Early '67 250SL up for Auction at BaT
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2024, 16:58:12 »
My '67 may go up next.  Same color combo; original 5-speed; but.......unrestored.  What a beauty!!
Don
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Re: Fully Restored Early '67 250SL up for Auction at BaT
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2024, 02:37:12 »
Having seen many presented w113 example on BAT over the years, and having become quite educated on originality through the vast posts and technical manual of our exceptional group, I have to commend our fellow member on this extraordinary restoration. The attention to original detail and precise reconstruction to factory specifications has yet to be illustrated in any previous auction on the BAT site. Congratulations and hope the reserve is set at well above $225K, as this example cannot be matched for less……a high bar has been set…..I would hate to part with this beauty if it were mine!
Looking forward to the results,
Bill

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Re: Fully Restored Early '67 250SL up for Auction at BaT
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2024, 07:23:05 »
Hello
a car that many would have loved to have at the end of their restoration. The Graal of work well done! I would have kept it