• Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Mileage 
    50 000 mi / 80 468 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    169
  • Reference number 
    138292_152842
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic

Description

"The Mercedes-Benz W113 roadsters, designed by Paul Bracq, were produced from 1963 through to 1971 with their distinctive 'Pagoda' hardtop roof giving them their contemporary nickname. All models feature an inline six-cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection using a mechanical pump system adapted from the diesel engine. All are rear-wheel drive and are equipped with independent rear suspension, a feature that greatly improved road handling. It made its debut at the prestigious Geneva Motor Show in March 1963 where Technical Director Fritz Nallinger introduced it as follows, It was our aim to create a very safe and fast sports car with high performance which, despite its sports characteristics, provides a high degree of travelling comfort. Mercedes-Benz Chief Engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut, who was as competent behind the wheel as most racing drivers, demonstrated the capabilities of the 230 SL on a tight short racetrack near Montreux in 1963 where he put up a best lap time of 47.5 seconds and, incidentally, out-performed Mike Parkes in his Ferrari 250GT.
Originally registered on 1st January 1967 this delightful 230 SL Pagoda has been in our vendors tenure since October 2012. During his ownership the car has benefitted from regular servicing by renowned Marque specialist Roger Edwards of Amersham. Described as a very usable example, this classic Mercedes presents well in dark blue coachwork with a black leather interior. The car is offered to auction with a V5C Registration document, various bills and receipts and the all-important factory hardtop. Given the sensible estimate this car represents a good investment opportunity and offers tremendous fun. Consigned by Dominic Lake.
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United Kingdom
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