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Havana Brown | Roadster | 4 Speed Manual | 2.3 litre | 105,875 miles | SOLD
'Every driver who has more than a purely utilitarian interest in automobiles should drive a Mercedes-Benz W113 SL at least once in their life. The car is an almost perfect yardstick against which to measure any other car.’ Car and Driver
Launched in 1963 and simultaneously replacing both the 300 SL and 190 SL models, as a piece of sportsclassic automotive history the Pagoda-roof Mercedes-Benz SL of the 1960s is one of the most beautiful and usable cars ever made.
Available in either a sporting 4 speed manual or 3 speed automatic, the updated SL range delivered engineering excellence and the perfect combination of convertible and sports coupé motoring with the removable hard top.
The perfect weekend driver, this numbers matching, 4 speed manual and original Left Hand Drive 230 SL was delivered new to Bethesda, Maryland in 1966 and today presents still in its original Havana Brown, with Tan soft-top, contrast Crema hard top over Crema MB-Tex Trim.
Very original and in excellent running order this 230 SL still carries important and correct parts like its original anti-glare rear view mirror, padded sun-visors, quintessentially 60’s enamel/chrome/leather steering wheel, loop pile carpets and illuminated VDO switch gear with subtle psychedelic detail. Hard to find, 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. Perfectly at home darting in and out of inner city streets and with long legs and comfort for grand touring cruising speeds too there isn’t a better classic proposition available.
Accompanying the car is the original owner's manual kept within the vinyl Silver Arrow wallet, receipts for modern servicing as well as the all-important roof removal tools.
While other classics rise and fall in popularity 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 from the footpath and behind the steering wheel- 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.