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Mercedes-Benz 230 SL 'Pagoda' Sports 1964 (B) Red
The 230 SL made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1963 and Mercedes-Benz Technical Director Prof. Fritz Nallinger said "It was our aim to create a very safe and fast sports car with high performance and despite its sporting characteristics, it provides a very high degree of comfort".
It was the first sports car with a "safety body" based on Bela Barényi's extensive work on vehicle safety. It had a rigid passenger cell and designated crumple zones with impact-absorbing front and rear sections built into the vehicle structure. Production of the 230 SL commenced in June 1963 and 19,831 were produced before it was replaced on 5th January 1967 with the 250 SL.
First registered in California, USA on 1st April 1964 this car - VIN No: 11304210002938 is a 'matching numbers' car and it remained in California until being imported to the UK in 1990. It was kept in dry storage for over 22 years until being sold last year to Essex County Classics who have completed a full cosmetic restoration and re-commissioning of the car to a very high standard.
It is finished in its original colour of Signal Red with Tan Leather trim and Tan carpets, Black mohair Soft Top and factory Hard Top (which requires restoration), original White bakelite Steering Wheel, excellent dashboard and chrome fittings, new wooden trim, its original and overhauled 2138cc Engine, 4 Speed Manual Gearbox, Power Steering, re-chromed bumpers and sitting on its original Steel Wheels with later full face colour coded wheel trims.
The car has covered a believed genuine 46,450 miles from new, although with no USA history we cannot confirm this as being the original mileage. It is mechanically excellent and and there is absolutely no rust evident on this car and the underside is excellent with no welding having been carried out to the floor pans.
Registered with the period number plate: CBU 630B it will come with our own customer care package including HPI/provenance Checks, 55-point pre-delivery inspection and 6 months mechanical breakdown Parts & Labour Warranty which can be upgraded and extended at additional cost if required.
A truly stunning example of this model which is a delight to drive and rapidly appreciating in value. It is a great investment that can be enjoyed.
Car on display @ our showrooms in Mortlake
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