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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.

Vehicle details

230 SL
SL - Klasse
W113
1966
0 Kilometer
Mercedes-Benz Classic Center USA
Concours Edition
on request
on request
on request
Yes
250.000 US Dollar
Yes

Technical details

150 PS
2.306 ccm
6
2
4
11.1 s
200 km/h
10.2 l

Individual configuration

Papyrus White (DB 717)
Dark Blue (115) MB-Tex
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
19.381
07.1963 - 01.1967

Options

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.

Vehicle history

Daimler-Benz introduced the W113 ‘Pagoda‘ SL series in 1963 with the 230 SL to replace both the 300 SL and 190 SL models. The new SL presented a synthesis of the two previous models and set new standards in driving dynamics and safety. It was the first sports car ever with a rigid passenger cell along with front and rear crumple zones. And with its distinctive concave-shaped hard top, this new roadster was quickly nicknamed the ‘Pagoda‘.

The 230 SL was replaced by the 250 SL in 1967 and then the 280 SL in 1968. Production of the ‘Pagoda’ series SL ended in 1971 when Mercedes-Benz presdented its successor model, the R107-series SL.

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