Drats! Sold: ’68 Mercedes-Benz 250SL
It takes a lot of experience to be an expert on a particular marque. Years ago, we would have qualified to judge a national Austin-Healey concours (nobody asked). Not so any longer. Haven’t owned one in years and you need to stay sharp. The late ’60, early ’70s Mercedes SLs need an expert to determine the quality of a specimen. The siren’s beauty will place your cursor over the Buy It Now and before you know it…click. We’ve learned a lot from frequent contributor Brian P. in California. We expect he will weigh-in with this one pretty quick. It is beautiful in Navy with white/gray interior. Part of the allure is the presentation. The photographs are interesting and we are sure there are more if you ask the seller. One of the most telling details on an SL body are known as notches. They are a small detail on the inside of the front fenders and flow from the chrome headlight surround to the body. If an SL was given a repaint or a repair by an inexperienced body shop, the notches will be gone. From the photos supplied, we believe there is a good chance the notches are intact. If it passes the notch test, then you can continue with the rest of the inspection. We like this one even though the 250 SL isn’t on the most desirable list of Pagodas. It has A/C, an original radio, papers from the European Delivery Program and a factory hard top. The asking price is $59,500. Click here for the listing.