<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147

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Lot 19
1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL

Sold for US$ 53,900 inc. premium
1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL
Chassis no. 113042.10.03626
Engine no. 130980.10.012147 (see text)

2,778cc SOHC Inline 6-cylinder
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
160bhp at 5,700rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
Front Disc - Rear Drum Brakes

*Beautifully restored 230SL
*Desirable manual-shift transmission
*Timeless Paul Bracq design
*Offered with copy of Mercedes-Benz factory records and restoration receipts


THE MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL

Launched at the Geneva Auto Salon in March 1963, the 230SL – or W113 in Mercedes-Benz language – was a very different sort of sporting car then its fire-breathing predecessors. Intended as the replacement for the 190SL, the 230SL abandoned its predecessor's four-cylinder engine in favor of a 2.3-liter fuel-injected six-cylinder SOHC engine. The Paul Bracq-penned body was an all-new, stylish design which became an instant classic. Beneath the skin the running gear was conventional Mercedes-Benz, featuring all-round independent suspension, disc front/drum rear brakes, and the choice of a four-speed manual or automatic transmission. Christened 'pagoda top' after their distinctive cabin shape, these SL models were amongst the most-loved sports-tourers of their day and continue to be highly sought after by collectors.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

According to a copy of the factory build sheet on file, this elegant 'Pagoda' 230SL was completed at the Stuttgart-based Mercedes-Benz plant in May of 1964. The new Roadster was finished in black, with the interior being trimmed in '2401 Natural', and is believed to have had a 4-speed manual transmission fitted. Invoices found in the comprehensive history file attest to $47,860 spent on freshening and reconditioning over the past five years.

The Mercedes-Benz was stripped and refinished in medium red, and new rubber trim and a Hartz soft top was fitted. Most recently, the engine was rebuilt; that being a later 2.8-Liter unit, carrying a Original Mercedes-Benz Tauschaggregat plate, indicating that it was a dealer or factory replacement engine. Just 300 kms ago, $15,356 was spent on sorting the car mechanically by Mercedes-Benz of Canada. A new exhaust system has also been installed.

This handsome manual-shift Pagoda is offered with copies of the Mercedes-Benz factory built sheets, tools and the aforementioned history file, containing many receipts. This beautiful car would make a great addition to any collection, and is ready for spirited drives or local concours displays.
Contacts
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
<b>1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />   Chassis no. 113042.10.03626<br /> Engine no. 130980.10.012147
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