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Mercedes-Benz 230 SL 'Pagoda' Sports - 1964 (B) - Signal Red Convertible

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"Many thanks for selling my car, I was delighted with your service and also the price you obtained for me! I will certainly recommend you! Kind Regards (31/08/2013) "
Valerie Manton

The Mercedes-Benz W113 Roadsters were designed by Paul Bracq and were produced from 1963 to 1971.
Their distinctive "Pagoda" hardtop roof designed by Béla Barényi, gave them their contemporary nick-name.
Production of the 230 SL commenced in June 1963 and ended on 5 January 1967 after 19,831 had been produced. The styling of the front, with its characteristic upright Bosch "fishbowl" headlights and simple chrome grille, dominated by the large three-pointed star in the nose panel, paid homage to the then already legendary 300 SL roadster.
All models were equipped with an inline-six cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection and the bonnet, boot lid, door skins and soft top cover were made of aluminium to reduce weight.
The comparatively short and wide chassis, combined with excellent suspension, powerful brakes and radial tyres gave the 230SL superb handling for its time.
Mercedes-Benz Chief Engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut demonstrated the capabilities of the 230 SL on the tight three-quarter mile Annemasse Vétraz-Monthoux race track in 1963, where he recorded a best lap time of 47.5 seconds compared to 47.3 seconds achieved by Grand Prix driver Mike Parkes in his 3 litre V12 Ferrari 250 GT.
First registered in Sheffield on 1st September 1964 this beautiful 230SL is finished in Signal Red with Black trim and carpets, Black mohair Soft Top, Red Hard Top, Period Stereo and 8 Track Player (with tapes), restored woodwork, excellent dashboard and chrome fittings, 2138cc Engine, 4 Speed Manual Gearbox and original Steel Wheels with colour coded hub caps.
The car has its original Green Log Book and has only had 3 owners since 1979 and the current family purchased the car in 1999 when it had covered 74,000 miles and had just been restored.
Since then it has been serviced and MOT'd regularly by Mercedes Pagoda specialist 'Roger Edwards' and it has only covered a further 3,000 miles in the last 13 years!
Fabulous bodywork and chrome and a new mohair Soft Top, this car is in excellent condition and is beautiful to drive.
Prices of Pagoda's are rapidly increasing, so a very good investment!
Car on display @ our showrooms
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Trim: Vinyl
Wheels: Steel
Transmission: Manual
Features: Right Hand Drive
Price: £ 34995