1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL “Pagoda” (W113)SOLD
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Estimate: £15,000-18,000

Sold: £15,291

In March 1963 the 230SL made its debut at the Geneva Show, replacing the much acclaimed 190SL and 300SL models. Like its 190SL predecessor, its mechanical elements were derived from a contemporary saloon, in this instance the popular 220SE model. The 230SL's 2.3 litre engine was an enlarged version of its fuel injected six cylinder overhead camshaft unit and there was the option of automatic or manual transmission. Suspension was all independent with a low pivot swing axle at the rear. Mercedes-Benz engineering integrity, together with elegance and practicality, made the pagoda top SL cars among the most distinctive designs of the era, in closed form offering handsome proportions and coupé-like comfort and with the hard top removed offering lively open-top performance. It is largely thanks to these attributes that they remain so universally popular today and command such a large market following. The hard top designed by Paul Bracq for the 230SL shows individuality at that time no other cars featured as modern design as this. The shape of the roof is similar to that of a Chinese "pagoda" house, hence the 'nick name'.

This beautiful example is presented in silver with a dark blue leather interior complete with factory hard top, it even comes with its original stereo. The current owner purchased it last year and since then the car has covered very few miles. Included with the car is a V5, recent MOT, original owners manual along with a substantial file containing a collection of old bills, historical work and a selection of old MOTs. This is fine example of a classic 60's icon, offering style, quality and all-weather comfort to the discerning driver.

Reference Number 4112

as of 9/24/2006

Car 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL “Pagoda” (W113)
VIN 11304222018046 
Exterior / Interior Color      Silver /      Dark Blue 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Options Electronics: High class audio
Exterior: Hardtop
Interior: Leather interior 
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