1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL
The ‘W113’ Class, frequently referred to as the ‘Pagoda’ was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show of 1963 and remained in production until 1971 spanning three engine sizes; 230SL, 250SL and 280SL. The Paul Bracq designed, second generation SL began with the 230. Its crisp styling and monocoque chassis complete with all-round independent suspension, power assisted disc/drum brakes, ball steering, and a straight-six engine mated to either a four-speed manual or automatic gearbox.
This 230SL was first registered on the 12th June 1964 and delivered as a genuine UK RHD example. Finished in period non-metallic Navy Blue and with contrasting cream interior and blue carpets. The hood is trimmed in matching navy blue and the optional hard top is present and in excellent condition.
The bodywork was repainted some time ago, however, the paintwork remains full of lustre and presents very well. Garage stored and used sparingly throughout the last owners’ tenure, though maintained and serviced to be used as a reliable classic to travel to the south of France in the summer when called upon.
It has a total of 6 previous recorded owners, the last of which owned and cherished the car for nearly 10 years. Its history file highlights that the engine was upgraded to 250SL spec on its 11th birthday in June 1975, thus, making it effectively a 250SL with a manual gearbox that some would consider as the most desirable combination of all the variations.
It is supported with a good history folder, compiled of MOTs, purchase invoices, reports, Mercedes main dealer and or specialist service invoices dating back to 1975.
This represents a great opportunity to own a very useable classic Mercedes-Benz with great investment potential.