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This distinctive 250 SL was sold new through Turnbull & Gamble Mercedes-Benz in Oxnard, California, in November 1967. Its first owner, local resident Dr. Daniel M. Tolmach, retained it for over 25 years, according to the consignor. The Mercedes was specified in the rare hardtop-only configuration as designated by “415” on its Mercedes-Benz data card. It was finished in the handsome color combination of Grey Beige with a contrasting Dark Green hardtop, and Green MB-Tex interior. It was also fitted with the rear jump seat and desirable four-speed manual gearbox.
The 250 SL is believed by the consignor to wear the majority of its factory applied finishes. The consignor also states that it retains its fender notches, spot welds, decals, tags, matching date-coded wheels, and all body number stampings. Its original service booklet lists dealer services until 15,000 miles ago and maintenance records thereafter include a service and inspection in fall 2017 by Pagoda specialist Gus Kidonakis of Beverly Hill Motors in Houston.
This unrestored and uniquely optioned example is complete with its original metal warranty plate, manuals in their proper pouch, tool roll, jack, and emergency accessories. Offering the best of German engineering coupled with the glamour of 1960s motoring, this 250 SL is a fantastic representation of an iconic, well-rounded, and highly usable design.