Essentially a one family car from Portola Valley, California, this 250SL was purchased from Mercedes dealership Autohaus Brugger in Redwood City. The owner and family matriarch was an equestrian and maintenance was performed by her physicist husband before passing the car to their son when she stopped driving due to age.
The longtime owner, the family matriarch and an equestrian, loved the car as her daily transportation whether she was hauling a bale of hay in the trunk or going about her daily chores, hair flying in the wind and red leather driving gloves grasping the steering wheel. Her eccentric physicist husband performed maintenance on the car. She loved it so much that when he suggested the car was getting old and she should get a new one, she exclaimed, “If it stops running, I will push it.”
Her son told us the story of when his 16-year-old, older brother, told their mother he had heard these cars could go over 100 mph, that they took the car out on Highway 280 in the middle of the night and took the car to 105 mph. She noted that there was a bit of shimmy at that speed and the next day she went to Haus Brugger and told the service manager, “this car has a shimmy at 105 mph.” It seems the young staff at the dealership thought this was the coolest lady.
Her son made a friendship with a member of the Pagoda Group Mercedes club and on Saturdays they performed maintenance and restorative work. All service records and handwritten service log are included with sale of this 250SL. Top-end engine rebuild was completed approximately 36,000 miles ago.
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