Lot 153 - 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda

Lot 153 - 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda

Lot 153 - 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda

Lot Number 153
Registration HTE 834B
Chassis Number 11304220006327
Engine Number 12798120005544
Odometer reading 74,738 miles
Result Sold - £41,884

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 Böhringer drove one to victory in the Spa-Sofia-Liège Rally.

This attractive 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Roadster has been in the vendors tenure for over 12 years during which time it has spent most of its time in storage. This right hand drive manual example presents well in blue with a cream coloured interior and features the desirable factory hardtop. Offered to auction with a V5 registration document and a file containing various bills and receipts, this Mercedes Pagoda is keenly priced. Any prospective purchaser should note that this car will require attention to the fuel system before it can be driven. These SL models were amongst the most-loved sports-tourers of their day and continue to be highly sought after by collectors and have recently seen a marked increase in values.

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. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. 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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