Lot 116 - 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda
|Odometer reading||83,484 miles|
|Estimate||£30,000 - £35,000|
|Result||Sold - £45,920|
Launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 1963, the 230 SL was a very different car to its predecessors. Intended as the replacement for the 190 SL, the 230 SL abandoned the four-cylinder engine in favour of a 2.3 litre fuel-injected six cylinder engine, producing 150bhp. The new engine was derived from that of the great 220 SE. The Paul Bracq penned body was an all new, stylish design which became an instant classic. Beneath the skin, the running gear was conventional Mercedes-Benz, featuring independent suspension, disc brakes on the front and rear drums. Top speed was in excess of 120mph. Soon after the 230 SL was announced, Eugen Bohringer drove one to victory in the Spa-Sofia-Liège Rally and, although competition outings are rare, this was the sort of debut one would expect from the Stuttgart factory. These SL models were amongst the most-loved sports-tourers of their day and continue to be highly sought after by collectors.
This delightful and collectable variant of a manual 230 Pagoda is offered in Signal Red with a full black trim. Presented with the contrasting black hardtop, we are informed this example is coming from a long-term ownership and it has recently been re-commissioned and will be presented with a new UK MoT test certificate valid until November 2020. This is a very attractively priced, presentable, roadworthy Pagoda which requires some TLC in order to make a stunning example of the W113 Mercedes-Benz.
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