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Lot 124 - 1964 Mercedes 230SL Pagoda

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ESTIMATE £45,000- £50,000

Auction Syon Park
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Lot Number 124
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number 11304210004605
Year 1964
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model 230SL Pagoda

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Description

Introduced at the Geneva Salon in March 1963 as replacement for the 190SL, the 230SL abandoned its predecessor’s four-cylinder engine in favour of a 2.3 liter fuel-injected six cylinder engine derived from that of the 220SE and producing 150bhp. An instant classic, the body design was all-new while beneath the skin the running gear was conventional Mercedes-Benz, featuring all-round independent suspension (by swing axles at the rear), disc front/drum rear brakes and a choice of four-speed manual or automatic transmissions.

With a top speed in excess of 120mph, the 230SL debuted competition victory and ended up winning the Spa-Sofia-Liège Rally in the hands of Eugen Bohringer.

Finished beautifully in black with tanned leather interior and complemented by its chromed wheel arches, this head-turning Pagoda wasp purchased by its current vendor some ten years ago. Offered with a MOT valid until March 2019 and equipped with its factory hard-top, this fantastic piece of German engineering is ready to be enjoyed by its next custodian for both the forthcoming winter months as well as next years summer.


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