1965 230SL Pagoda finished in gold with a black interior and supplied with a black hardtop.
Within the vast history file according to some documents, the bodywork was restored around 1987 - 1988, when new sills were fitted, along with an engine overhaul
In April 1989, at which time the mileage was recorded as 61,340, the car was sold by Christies to a Mr and Mrs Dieter Kiel of Plymouth.
During their ownership, the car was maintained fastidiously by Daley Motors of Plymouth, with every receipt & MoT documented, along with parts invoices from Mercedes-Benz.
The couple were to own ‘DYX 790C' for 15 years, before selling the car in 2004, to a Mr Maurice Webb, who kept it for a further 4 years before himself selling to the next owner, a Mr S. McInerney.
The latter named keeper took ownership of this 230SL until 2014 when the previous keeper purchased it.
Upon purchase, they sent the car to classic Mercedes-Benz specialists, Roger Edwards Motors of Amersham, for fine tuning, and in the winter of 2014 spent £3,518 having the rear axle removed & reassembled with a new centre bush, new top mounts, replacement rubber boots all round, new shock absorbers and a new alternator fitted.
When we purchased the car, it presented very well with a few minor blemishes, we inspected the car on the ramp to begin our usual pre-sale inspection only to find the floors have been welded up very poorly at some recent time in its life. Once we peeled the first layer of filler, wax oyl and sheet metal off we found it was more like a puff pastry, layers and layers of repairs. The simple answer was to start again.
Since our purchase and part of our usual sales preparation we have spent vast amounts on this car to bring it up to our usual standards, we have replaced all floor and sill components, to include foot wells etc basically the centre section of the car, with this comes the door alignments which are now perfect. and we have treated her to a complete glass out re-spray to its original colour to our usual show standard.
Any rubbers or components that needed replacing throughout the process have been replaced.
Brand New 5 x White wall tyres really set the car off nicely
12 Months MOT
It now presents flawlessly and is ready to take and summer jaunt in its stride.
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