The Mercedes Benz 250SL is often considered a 1967 one-year-only model; however, there were a handful of models built in 1966 and 1968. The 1968 Mercedes Benz 250SL saw only two units produced and, as expected, however many were sold in, and titled as 1968 year model cars. In total, 5,196 units came off the production floor in Germany with 5,177 units being the 1967 model. The 1968 Mercedes 250SL, as well as the 1966 and 1967 models, marked the start of another innovation in the Mercedes brand. Although the SL line was originally supplied with 2 disk brakes and 2 drum brakes, starting with the 250SL forward, the autos have disk brakes all around. Later models were also available with modern features such as power steering, 4-speed automatic transmissions, power assisted brakes, air conditioning, and AM and FM radios.
The specialists at the renowned California classic car dealership, The Beverly Hills Car Club, have compiled a few Buyer’s Tips to help you in your search. Firstly, it is important to remember that these cars are over three decades old; they will show signs of maintenance and repair. Secondly, many of the 1968 Mercedes Benz 250SL models were originally purchased as daily drivers, and they were driven! It is rare that you will find an unaltered, unrepaired SL, however, just because a car has been repaired does not mean it’s a bad car. They key is to look for a quality restoration or for the most complete auto you can afford. Of course, as with any classic or vintage car, you will also want to ensure the chassis number and engine number match. This can be a strong indicator in the quality of any repairs that have been done. Lastly, the 1968 250SL is highly prone to rust. Be sure to put the car up on a lift and check areas such as the trunk floors, the inner wheelbase panels, the headlights, the rear body panel that holds the taillights, and the front cross member that the front bumper bolts to, to name a few areas.
When you’re ready to learn more about the 1968 Mercedes Benz 250SL or would like more information about any of the inventory this leading Los Angeles classic car dealership currently has in stock, the team encourages you to contact them at your convenience. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find the Mercedes 250SL of your dreams. Connect today!
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