RIDR and PCARMARKET are proud to present an extremely rare piece of Mercedes-Benz history, a 1967 230SL "Pagoda", one of only 185 examples produced for the model year. The 230 SL was the first model to be offered as part of the W113 series and became a highly sought-after option between its successors the 250SL and 280SL. Finished in Light Red over a Parchment interior, this 1967 example has been under the care of three owners over the course of its life. It comes equipped with a rare 4-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, a Blaupunkt radio, and a matching removable hardtop. Among the most collectible W113s of all, this final-year 230SL is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Florida.
The W113 SL is colloquially known as the “Pagoda” for its unique hardtop roofline. This example is said to retain its factory Light Red (519) paint color and comes equipped with a retractable tan soft top as well as a removable painted hardtop. Other details include a driver’s side mirror, chrome bumpers, polished dual exhaust outlets, and a set of 14” steel wheels with body-colored hubcaps and Venezia Classic 787 whitewall tires. A new roof rack is also said to be included.
The cabin is upholstered in Parchment leather with matching carpets, door panels, and a body-colored dashboard. Amenities include air conditioning, a VDO analog clock and instrumentation, a locking glove box, and a Blaupunkt radio. The seller confirms that all accessories remain functional
Power comes from an M127 2.3-liter inline six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 4-speed manual transmission. The W113 is based upon a shortened version of the W111 platform and features recirculating ball steering, double-wishbone front suspension, and a dual-circuit brake system with front discs and power-assisted rear drums. The seller reports routine maintenance has been carried out under current ownership, and adds that a major service was completed including a new fuel tank and pump at a cost of approximately $4k.
This sale will include owner’s literature, a spare wheel and tire, and a clean title.
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