Lot 120 - 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda
|Result||Sold - £72,800|
- Rare Kinderseat example
- Recent works by marque specialist Roger Edwards
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 SLs 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 right hand drive, 230 SL Pagoda is one of the finest examples we have offered. Originally registered on 1st June 1965, this example has benefitted from being well cared for by its enthusiast owner, who can be found most weekends detailing this impressive Mercedes. The car presents extremely well in gleaming grey metallic coachwork over immaculate red leather. This look is enhanced with a new soft top hood and a factory supplied hardtop and the car benefits from the rare factory option of a kinderseat . Recent works have been undertaken by leading marque specialists Roger Edwards of Amersham. 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.
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