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Burgundy | Roadster | 4 Speed Automatic | 2.3 litre | 38,115 miles showing | SOLD
Launched in 1963 and simultaneously replacing both the 300 SL and 190 SL models, as a piece of classic automotive chic, the Pagoda-roof Mercedes-Benz SL of the 1960s is one of the most beautiful and usable cars ever made.
Available in either a 4 speed manual or the optional advanced four-speed automatic, the updated SL range delivered engineering excellence and the perfect combination of luxury roadster and sports coupe motoring with the removable hard top.
Australian delivered and sold new to Main Beach, Queensland in January of 1967, this matching numbers Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagoda carries an exquisite road presence finished in its original Burgundy Red over Cream trim.
Optioned with the silky smooth advanced 4 speed automatic transmission, this very original 230 SL still carries its luxurious factory fitted interior with the handmade timber and leather finishing's in well preserved condition.
Important parts like its original anti-glare rear view mirror, padded sun-visors, quintessentially 1960’s Bakelite/chrome/leather steering wheel, crush pile carpets and illuminated switch gear are all still present and all carry a beautiful authentic patina.
A short drive is all it takes to see how petrol heads and classic car devotees alike have fallen in love with the 1960’s SL range. This car is downright sporty, well maintained this 230SL is perfectly at home darting in and out of inner city streets but has the legs and comfort for grand touring cruising speeds too.
Available with the car is the original owner's manual so often lost with time, a complete Mercedes-Benz service history from new and a period brochure in colour. All tell-tale signs of a cherished car.
While values of other classics rise and fall according to the latest trends, demand, interest and collectability for the 1960’s Pagoda-Roof SL range has never wavered. It’s a design often met with beaming grins from all ages, universally loved by car people and non.
An investment to be driven and enjoyed every day or simply for escaping on weekend road-trips away, this 230 SL Pagoda-roof offers a rare and unique opportunity to own and drive an important slice of Mercedes-Benz motoring history. A sports classic not to be missed.