Lot 162 - 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL

Lot 162 - 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL

Lot 162 - 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL

Lot Number 162
Registration UK Registered
Chassis Number 11304222009288
Engine Number 12798122001783
Odometer reading 60,000 miles
Result Sold

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."

First registered on 1st March 1965 this beautifully presented 230 SL Pagoda has been privately owned by our vendor for over a decade in which time considerable sums have been spent on both maintenance and restoration. Originally restored and repainted in 1997 the bodywork is in very good order and looks everything like the 60’s icon it should. More recently the car had a full re-trim and new woodwork so the interior matched the exterior for quality which was finished in biscuit leather. Viewing is highly recommended of this desirable right hand drive automatic example which is offered to auction at an extremely realistic price.

Interested parties should note that this example was previously registered in the Channel Islands. It is now UK registered and is awaiting its V5C registration document imminently from the DVLA. No taxes are due as this car was originally a UK car. Upon receipt of the V5C, Historics will be administered this to the new owner in a timely fashion.

 

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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