<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550

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Lot 172
Motorcars from the Collection of Gerhard Schnuerer
1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan

Sold for US$ 41,440 inc. premium
Motorcars from the Collection of Gerhard Schnuerer
1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan
Chassis no. 409550

2,229cc Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
55bhp
Single Solex Carburetor
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic-Assisted Drum Brakes

*Full Fabric Sunroof Car
*Solid and Dependable Driver
*Perfect for touring or local shows
*Documented by receipts from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

While offering its magnificent 500K to those at the upper end of the market, Mercedes presented its Type 230 for customers whose means were more modest, but whose tastes were no less refined. For 1937, the Type 230 was available in a number of body styles, including a two-door Special Roadster for those entranced by the racing exploits of Rudi Caracciola. While the sedans and four-door cabriolets upgraded to a longer-wheelbase (120-inch) version of Mercedes' box-section chassis, the Roadster retained the more agile short-wheelbase (106.3-inch) version from 1936 even as it incorporated the rest of the improvements of the "W143" generation that was new for 1937, principally a four-speed fully synchronized transmission. The Type 230 derives its model designation from an inline six-cylinder side-valve engine that displaces 2,229cc (2,213cc for tax purposes) from a bore and stroke of 72.5 x 90mm. Its single Solex carburetor delivers the fuel-air mixture into a combustion chamber with a compression ratio of 6.6:1, resulting in output of 55 horsepower at 3,600 rpm and 100 lb-ft of torque at 1,800 rpm. With a curb weight of 2,860 pounds, the Type 230 has a top speed of 72 mph, or 116 km/h on the VDO speedometer at the center of a gauge cluster just to the right of the steering column.

Thoroughly robust in its build, the 230 is one of the models that helped Mercedes-Benz gain its reputation for sturdy luxury. Like every other car in the collection, this sedan was not spared from the exceptional level of care Herr Schneurer placed upon his vehicles. Unsurprisingly, the vehicle comes complete with receipts from Mercedes-Benz Classic center documenting the work performed on the vehicle in order to keep it in good running condition.

While it appears to have been some time since the car has received a full restoration, the quality of the materials allows for a persistent state of condition. The black leather interior is free from split seams or major scuffing, while the wood trim has remained crack free and shiny. The story remains the same throughout the exterior and the paint and brightwork show in good order.

Classically German, this Mercedes 230 will certainly make for a dependable motoring companion.
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<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
<b>1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. 409550
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