Lot 207 - 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL - Restoration project
|Result||Sold - £4,070|
The W113 roadsters, designed by Paul Bracq, were produced from 1963 through 1971 with their distinctive 'pagoda' hardtop roof, designed by Béla Barényi giving gave them their contemporary nick name. All models feature an inline-six cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection using a mechanical pump system adapted from the diesel motors. All are rear-wheel drive, but are also equipped with independent rear suspension, a feature that greatly improved road handling. These SLs were typically sold with a soft top and an optional removable hard top, the so-called 'Coupé/Roadster' configuration.
Ready for restoration, this lefthand drive US specification 230SL originates from the sunny climes of Florida and so it is no surprise that the condition of the body and shut lines appear good. Imported into the UK in 2008 by Rizwan Khan with an accompanying C&E 386 customs document, the car seems to be complete with both hard and soft tops present as well as many parts removed and stored in the boot including an extremely desirable spare front grill.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.