1966 MERCEDES-BENZ 230 SL ROADSTER
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 210
Year : 1966
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
RHD
Registration No. : JVO 942D
Chassis No. : 11304212018110
Engine No. : 12798122005192
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

The Mercedes-Benz W113 roadsters, designed by Paul Bracq, were
produced from 1963 through to 1971 with their distinctive 'Pagoda'
hardtop roof giving them their contemporary nickname. All models
feature an inline six-cylinder engine with multi-port fuel
injection using a mechanical pump system adapted from the diesel
engine. All are rear-wheel drive and are equipped with independent
rear suspension, a feature that greatly improved road handling. It
made its debut at the prestigious Geneva Motor Show in March 1963
where Technical Director Fritz Nallinger introduced it as follows,
It was our aim to create a very safe and fast sports car with high
performance which, despite its sports characteristics, provides a
high degree of travelling comfort. Mercedes-Benz Chief Engineer
Rudolf Uhlenhaut, who was as competent behind the wheel as most
racing drivers, demonstrated the capabilities of the 230 SL on a
tight short race track near Montreux in 1963 where he put up a best
lap time of 47.5 seconds and, incidentally, out-performed Mike
Parkes in his Ferrari 250GT.

This stunning UK righthand drive Mercedes-Benz 230 SL has been
subject to a complete cosmetic restoration to the bodywork over the
last five years. The vendor, who formerly owned the largest
Mercedes-Benz dealership group in the UK has recently had the
engine and gearbox taken out of the car and the engine bay repaired
and restored to factory specifications. During the restoration,
special attention was given to make sure that all the 'shuts' are
as near perfect as possible. The black leather interior and the
original style carpets were replaced in the last ten years and
during the restoration all the mechanics have been checked
throughout. The engine has been fully serviced and set up and we
were told the car sits and drives on the road as it did when it
left the factory. This Mercedes-Benz 230 SL is finished in Old
English White with a matching factory hard top, black soft top and
is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test
certificate which expires in July 2017, old MoT test certificates
and invoices for the recent restoration. Along with the original
owner's handbook, this is an excellent 230 SL Pagoda prepared to
the highest of standards. A very usable classic Mercedes-Benz and a
blue chip investment.


For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170