EU delivery,1970 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Convertible with Factory Hardtop  Chassis no. 113042-10-007988 Engine no. 12798-10-006813
Lot 4
EU delivery, 1970 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Convertible with Factory Hardtop
Chassis no. 113042-10-007988 Engine no. 12798-10-006813
Sold for €40,250 (US$ 53,379) inc. premium
Lot Details
EU delivery
1970 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Convertible with Factory Hardtop
Chassis no. 113042-10-007988
Engine no. 12798-10-006813
Introduced at the Geneva Salon in March 1963 as replacement for the 190SL, the 230SL is a landmark model which founded a sports car dynasty that would prove an enormous commercial success for Mercedes-Benz. Christened 'Pagoda Top' after their distinctive cabin shape, these SL models were amongst the best-loved sports-tourers of their day and continue to be highly sought after by discerning collectors.

This matching-numbers 230SL 'Pagoda' has the manual transmission option and was exported to Spain when new. The car was purchased by the vendor from the second owner, who had owned it since 1977, and taken it in 2012 from Spain to Belgium, although it has not been registered there. It is presented in its factory colour scheme of Bordeaux with original black interior, and has a new convertible hood. We are advised that the gearbox has been overhauled, the clutch and brakes renewed, and a full service carried out. Well documented, the 'Pagoda' has covered 94,000 kilometres from new and comes with original factory hardtop, service history, service booklet, Daten-Card, Spanish registration papers and Spanish technical inspection until 2012. Orders for parts are available also, mainly sourced from Niemüller, together with their detailed catalogue. The car also comes with a hard top in original Bordeaux, original parts list, service assistance book, owner's notes, owner's manual and an extra set of keys – an ideal entry level with factory hardtop European delivery SL.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this car is from 1965 and not from 1970 as stated in the printed catalogue
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