1964 Mercedes 230 SL "Pagoda"
RHD : Full Restoration : Hard Top Included
£87,995 - SOLD
Model: 230 SL
Date Registered: Nov 1964
MOT Due: New upon sale
Engine: 2.3 inline 6 cylinder
Power: 150 bhp / 145 lb.ft
Drivetrain: 4 sp manual, RWD
Mileage: 14,621 since rebuild
Production of the 230 SL commenced in June 1963 and ended in January 1967. Its chassis was based on the W 111 sedan platform, with a reduced wheelbase by 30 cm. Mercedes-Benz Chief Engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut, who was as competent behind the wheel as any racing driver, demonstrated the capabilities of the 230 SL on the tight three-quarter mile Annemasse Vétraz-Monthoux race track in 1963, where he put up a best lap time of 47.5 seconds vs. 47.3 seconds by Grand Prix driver Mike Parkes on his 3-liter V12 Ferrari 250 GT.
This car is well known to us having been in our storage facility from shortly after it underwent a complete nut and bolt restoration in the early 1990s. The full photographic record with receipts is available. The owner who undertook the restoration was meticulous in sourcing original parts where ever possible, and yes, it does have the front wing indents around at the headlights.
The car appears perfect in white with deep red leather interior and burgundy coloured soft top. The hard top in white also present. Following the restoration the owner who lived abroad, placed the car in our in our humidity controlled environmental storage. The car was only driven for short distances each year as shows in the MOT documents.
Following the purchase of the car by the present owner the car was given a full service by well known Mercedes Benz specialists Roger Edwards motors and the power steering box was rebuilt, a W123 electronic ignition system was fitted and a number of other minor faults corrected. The present owner has taken great care to ensure that the car has remained an excellent overall condition, it is regularly serviced by ourselves and as such, we know this car extremely well.
The car looks superb from every angle, it drives beautifully and draws huge crowds and admiration where ever it goes.
The 14,621 miles on the odometer have been driven since the rebuild.
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