Lot 151 - 1968 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda

Lot 151 - 1968 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda

Lot 151 - 1968 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda

Lot Number 151
Registration SNN 506F
Chassis Number 11304222019025
Engine Number 12798122005597
Odometer reading 13,182 miles
Estimate £76,000 - £84,000
  • Recently restored
  • Impressive history file
  • Showroom condition

In 1960, executive director Fritz Nallinger proposed to develop a completely new SL design, based on technology from the W112. This led to the W113 platform, with an improved fuel-injected 2.3 litre M127 inline six cylinder engine. The Mercedes-Benz W113 roadsters, designed by Paul Bracq, were produced from 1963 through to 1971. They were known as the ‘pagoda roof’ SL. Most of these early SL’s were sold with both the removable hardtop and a soft top. The 230 SL made a remarkable debut at the prestigious Geneva Motor Show in March 1963 where 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 matching numbers, right hand drive, 230 SL Pagoda is one of the finest examples we have offered. Originally registered on 5th February 1968, this late example has recently benefitted from an impressive restoration. The comprehensive file that accompanies this car details what an incredible amount work has been undertaken. This includes the fitting of a new fuel pump, radiator, brake servo and master cylinder, brake discs, suspension bushes, anti-roll bushes and new cylinder head valve stem seals. The car presents extremely well in gleaming silver coachwork over freshly trimmed black leather. This look is enhanced with a new wooden dashboard, a new white period correct steering wheel and radio, a new soft top hood and a restored factory supplied hardtop, even the toolkit has been restored and a new boot carpet fitted. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and a valid MoT test certificate, this showroom condition example of this popular car deserves serious consideration by any enthusiast.

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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