Mercedes-Benz 230 SL (W113)
This 230 SL was released by our factory for delivery to an Italian Mercedes-Benz dealership on November 24, 1965. The car’s factory build sheet confirms that the car still retains its original color configuration, namely, a Papyrus White (DB 717) exterior for both the body and hardtop, a Dark Blue (115) MB-Tex interior, Graphite Grey (6117) carpeting, and a Dark Blue (896) soft top. Further review of the factory build sheet shows that this is a ‘matching numbers’ car.
Of interest to note is the European-specification 3.75 rear axle ratio (US models were equipped with 4.08). This in combination with the factory 4-speed manual transmission allows for relaxed high speed cruising.
It is believed that this car was privately imported to the U.S. in the mid-1970’s. Well maintained by the car’s most recent owner since 1991, the owner assigned the car to Mercedes-Benz Classic for a comprehensive 2 year, six figure restoration. Recently completed, restoration included a full inspection identifying any and all needs, and subsequent restoration of mechanical systems, vehicle body including hardtop, replacement of all glass, selective chrome work, interior work, underbody paintwork and detailing.
Special attention was paid to bringing the car back to the authentic and exceptional condition as-delivered new in Italy 52 years ago, ready to be enjoyed today.