Lot 168 - 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda

Lot 168 - 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda

Lot 168 - 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda

Lot Number 168
Registration UK Registration pending
Chassis Number 11304210008265
Odometer reading 32,991 miles
Estimate £48,000 - £59,000
  • Fully restored
  • Desirable manual example

The Mercedes-Benz W113 roadsters, designed by Paul Bracq, were produced from 1963 through to 1971 and were known as the 'pagoda roof' SL. All models boast an inline six cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection. Rear wheel drive configuration was complemented by independent rear suspension, a feature that greatly improved road handling. The 230 SL made a remarkable debut at the prestigious Geneva Motor Show in March 1963 where the famous German engineer 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 very high degree of travelling comfort."

This Mercedes-Benz Pagoda was originally registered in 1964 in the US but imported to the UK from Florida in 2008 before the car was then sold through Historics in February 2012 as a full restoration project including complete front and rear suspension and brakes rebuild with all new components. The car you see here today is the finished, culmination of a nut and bolt specialist restoration programme that has been taking place ever since its start date in 2016, all be it COVID interrupted. The burgundy paintwork which matches the supplied colour from new is now lovely as is the new carpeting, while the trim remains original.  We are informed that this manual example has also recently been treated to a UK MoT test certificate. Offered as a freshly restored car we are advising some fettling may be required initially as it has yet to be ‘run in’ but viewing is highly recommended of this desirable left hand drive manual version which is offered to auction at an extremely realistic price.  This is the perfect example ready for a European tour perhaps?

Interested parties should note that a V5 has been applied for and vehicle inspected by the DVLA therefore is expected imminently

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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