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Launched in the spring of 1963, Mercedes-Benz would continue the highly revered SL line with the introduction of the W113 chassis. Commonly referred to as the “pagoda” due their distinctive hardtop shape, the W113 would become an international icon, combing sheik styling and comfortable motoring, with unsurpassed build quality. Despite being the beginning to a new era, the W113 would share the same chassis construction of the 190 SL, and being slightly heavier, would become of the sturdiest models of that time. The series began life with the 230 SL, powered by an overhead-cam fuel injected 2.3 litre straight 6 engine, rated at 148 horsepower. The W113 would also offer an automatic transmission, as well as available power steering, a first for the SL generation. While many hailed the new 2.3 power plant as a great improvement over the 190 SL, four years into production Mercedes would unveil the 250 SL, powered by a 2.5 litre straight six. Despite the horsepower remaining nearly the same, torque was dramatically increased as a result of using 7 main bearings versus the previous 4 used in the 2.3 litre engine. One advertisement used read “Mercedes-Benz announced a more potent 230 SL,
(SOLD) This Mercedes Benz 250SL Roadster is an early Blue plate Southern California car and is offered with both a hard and soft top. This is a two owner car that has been in storage for 20 years and has been well maintained by the previous owner. It is in a very appealing color combination of dark grey with a red interior. Features dealer installed A/C (Kuhl Meister), original rubber trunk mat, very clean interior, original paint. A full service will be done by Classic Showcase, which will include servicing the brakes, bushings and seals.