Mercedes-BenzSL Series

1964 (B) 230 SL

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  • Mercedes-Benz SL Series 230 SL 1
  • Mercedes-Benz SL Series 230 SL 1
  • Year
    1964 (B)
  • Mileage
    81,433 miles
  • Colour
    BLUE
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Engine Size
    2.3L
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Steering Wheel
    RHD
  • Interior Trim
    Leather
  • Body Type
    Convertible
  • Year
    1964 (B)
  • Mileage
    81,433 miles
  • Colour
    BLUE
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Engine Size
    2.3L
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Steering Wheel
    RHD
  • Interior Trim
    Leather
  • Body Type
    Convertible

Technical Data

  • Emissions
    • Engine Euro Status
      0
  • Engine and Drivetrain
    • Cylinders
      6
    • Engine Capacity
      2,307 cc
    • Gears
      0
    • Steering Wheel
      RHD
    • Wheelbase
      Standard
  • Weight and Capacities
    • Seats
      0

About this Mercedes-Benz SL Series

This beautiful UK supplied RHD Mercedes 230SL - Vin No: 113-042-20-003476 was first registered on 26th June 1964 and is finished in Mercedes Midnight Blue with Cognac Leather seats and Blue Carpets, a brand new Blue Mohair Soft Top, uprated with a 2.8 Litre Fi Engine, Hi-Ratio 4 Speed Manual Gearbox, Power Steering, period radio and its original steel Wheels with colour coded hub caps.

There are notes in the history file suggesting that the car was the subject of a major restoration between 1995-1998 and this included many new parts and the replacement of the original 2.3 Litre Engine for a rebuilt 2.8 Litre Engine and later in 1999 a rebuilt 4 Speed Manual Gearbox was fitted.

Unfortunately the early history of the car has been lost, so we are unable to confirm exactly what was done, but there are MOT's in the file from 1998 onwards and the mileage shown on an MOT certificate in April 2000 after the restoration and rebuilt engine fitted was 57,196 miles, but this is not confirmed as its original mileage from new.

Since then the car has been regularly serviced by a number of garages including Mercedes Pagoda specialist ‘Roger Edwards’ for the last owner between 2005 and 2015. We sold the car to the current owner in 2016 and he has recently had the car completely repainted with re-chromed bumpers and numerous other new parts including the fitting of new Injectors, a Brake overhaul with new front Brake Calipers, hoses and brake pads and all costing in excess of £10,000. In addition, we have just fitted a brand new German Mohair original specification Soft Top and the car is now sporting a 280 SL badge on the boot lid!

The car has had 10 owners during its 56 year life and the mileage indicated on the speedometer is now is 81,433, so only 24,000 miles since the mechanical upgrades. It is in absolutely stunning condition throughout and with this engine and gearbox combination, it really is lovely to drive. Unfortunately there is no Hard Top with this car, but we can endeavour to source one if required. We have just fitted a new battery to the car and put it through a new MOT test and it has passed with No advisories which is a testament to just how good this car really is!

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 good investment that can driven and enjoyed.

Upon sale the car 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.

Car on display at our showrooms in Mortlake, South West London.

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