<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659

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Lot 81
1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL

Sold for US$ 64,400 inc. premium
1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL
Chassis no. 113042.10.012834
Engine no. 127981.10.010659

2,308cc SOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
150bhp at 5,500rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
Front Disc - Rear Drum Brakes

*Beautifully restored 230SL Pagoda in elegant livery
*Fitted with desirable manual-shift transmission and Becker Radio
*Timeless Paul Bracq design on a high-quality classic Mercedes-Benz
*Offered with factory Hard Top


THE MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL

Launched at the Geneva Auto Salon in March of 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, producing 150bhp. The new engine was derived from that of the great 220SE. 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 (by swing axles at the rear), disc front/drum rear brakes, and the choice of a four-speed manual or automatic transmission. Top speed was in excess of 120mph.

The great 230SL managed an impressive debut with a competition victory, as noted by Sporting Motorist, "Performances of the Mercedes-Benz range in the competition field are legendary, and we think particularly of participation in the most rugged of rallies where the cars have proved their strength and stamina beyond doubt. Soon after the 230SL was announced, Eugen Bohringer drove one to victory in the Spa-Sofia-Liège Rally, and although competition outings are rare, this was the sort of debut one would expect from the Stuttgart factory." 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

This elegant "Pagoda" 230SL was completed at the Stuttgart-based Mercedes-Benz plant in the latter part of 1965. The new Roadster is believed to have been equipped for the sports car hungry US market, as being fitted with the desirable 4-speed manual transmission and left-hand drive steering arrangement from new. The elegant livery of Dark Blue over a light Ivory interior is further believed to have been the car's original livery and ideally suits the classy Mercedes-Benz. A stylish Becker Europa is appropriately fitted in the dash, and the factory hard top remains with the car. This beautiful first-generation Pagoda would make a great addition to any collection. It has recently been serviced and is ready for spirited drives or concours displays.
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<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
<b>1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL</b><br />Chassis no. 113042.10.012834<br />Engine no. 127981.10.010659
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