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Mercedes-Benz 230 SL 'Pagoda' Sports 1964 (B) Blue
DEPOSIT TAKEN - 19/07/2016
The 230 SL made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1963 and Mercedes-Benz Technical Director Prof. Fritz Nallinger said "It was our aim to create a very safe and fast sports car with high performance and despite its sporting characteristics, it provides a very high degree of comfort".
It was the first sports car with a "safety body" based on Bela Barényi's extensive work on vehicle safety. It had a rigid passenger cell and designated crumple zones with impact-absorbing front and rear sections built into the vehicle structure. Production of the 230 SL commenced in June 1963 and 19,831 were produced before it was replaced on 5th January 1967 with the 250 SL.
This beautiful example was first registered on 26th June 1964 and finished in Blue with its original Beige MB Tex trim, Blue Carpets, Blue Mohair Soft Top, factory Hard Top in Blue (requires restoration), fitted with a replacement 2.8 Litre Fi Engine, 4 Speed Manual Gearbox, Power Steering, Alarm/Immobiliser, Stereo/CD Player and original steel Wheels with colour coded hub caps.
This car was the subject of a bare metal restoration in 1995/8 including new trim and the Engine was rebuilt in 1999. Since then the car has had numerous works and servicing carried out by Mercedes Pagoda specialist ‘Roger Edwards’ and was also repainted by them in 2008 when they also fitted some new chromework.
It has a very good history file and has only had 9 owners during its 52 year life with the last owner having purchased the car in November 2009. It has 81,000 miles recorded which we believe to be genuine although we cannot say for sure without early history/MOT certificates, even though the the National Mileage Register confirms no discrepancy plus it is HPi clear on all registers.
It will come with our own customer care package including HPI/provenance Checks, 55-point pre-delivery inspection and 6 months mechanical breakdown Parts & Labour Warranty which can be upgraded and extended at additional cost if required.
A truly stunning example of this model which is also one of the best Pagoda's that we have driven for some time and they are of course rapidly appreciating in value, so this should be a great investment that can be enjoyed.
Car on display at our showrooms in Mortlake, South West London.
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