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1968 Mercedes-Benz 250SL

Green is good, even in small doses. The Mercedes-Benz Pagoda series was all about utilizing two-tone color schemes beyond the normal silver over black or black over tan. They’d mix complementary colors together usually on the hard top, hub caps, and interior. They weren’t afraid to take chances, even with non-traditional colors. Case in point, this 250SL finished in white with a Dark Olive hard top and Green Parchment MB-Tex upholstery. Even better? It’s got a 4-speed manual too.

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Year: 1968
Model: 250SL
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 99,498 mi
Location: New York, New York
Price: Reserve Auction

Approximately 1,750 250SLs were imported to the US, and this example retains its numbers matching engine, transmission, chassis, and body panels in addition to its factory upholstery.

This 1968 Mercedes-Benz 250SL is finished in white with a Dark Olive Pagoda hardtop and Green Parchment MB-Tex upholstery.
The body reportedly received a glass-out refurbishment ten years ago.

The hardtop is believed to be unrestored and shows various blemishes and typical Pagoda stain spots on the headliner. Both H4 headlights remain fitted. It appears the soft top was replaced during the exterior repaint.

Inside, the Green Parchment MB-Tex upholstery is original, as is the faded green carpeting. The grey vinyl mats are believed to be original as well, including the underlying insulation.

It is powered by a 2.5-liter inline-six paired to a 4-speed manual.

This is a very beautiful and matching numbers W113! Please only serious buyers only!!!

I love this one. Not a perfect example by any means as it looks like the carpets have faded totally, but chalk that up to “patina.” I’m all about the all-green as it gives it much needed change over black. There’s not a ton of info on this one as usual, but it looks like a decent example.

This one has a reserve on it, but I’d probably bet its probably in the $50,000-60,000 range. Pagoda values have stabilized and are looking to stay that way, so barring any kind of hidden faults I’d have no problem parking money in it. It might even be worthwhile to replace the carpets given there isn’t much to it, and throw those ghastly speakers away while you’re at it.

– Andrew