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Roadster
Chassis Num: 11304210006905
 
Sold for $19,525 at 2007 Worldwide Auctioneers.
This 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Roadster was offered for sale at the 2007 Sports and Classic Car Auction presented by The Worldwide Group, in Hilton Head Island, SC where it was estimated to sell for $28,000 - $38,000. It was offered without reserve. It is powered by a six-cylinder engine that displaces 2.3-liters and benefits from a multi-port fuel injection system. There is an automatic gearbox and disc brakes in the front and drums in the rear.

In 1957 the 300 SL was introduced as the successor to the highly popular and innovative Gullwing. The 190 SL was widely produced with nearly 26,000 examples created, dating back to 1955. Both the 190 SL and 300 SL production ended in 1963.

The next version of the SL-Class cars was the 230 SL, that had a low waist line and large curved windows. It was given the nickname 'pagoda top.'

The W113 Mercedes-Benz automobiles were produced from 1963 through 1971 and replaced the W198 SL-Class in 1963 and would continue beyond the 1967 model year.
All of the 230 SL models were outfitted with six-cylinder engines with multi-port fueling injection systems using a mechanical pump adapted from the diesel motors. All were rear-wheel drive and equipped with an independent rear suspension. Many of the early SL models were sold with both the removable top and the soft top in the so-called 'Coupe/Roadster' configuration.

This example is finished in Oxford Burgundy livery with Parchment MB-Tex interior. The odometer reads just 6,606 miles since new. It has been treated to a cosmetic refresher since new. It appears to be in great condition.

At auction the car was sold, selling for less than the estimated value, and netting for $19,525.

By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2007
In 1963 the Mercedes-Benz 230 SL, internally dubbed 'W 113', was displayed to the public as a replacement for the 190 SL and the legendary 300 SL. Both had been extremely popular automobiles. The 230, 250, and 280 SL comprised the third generation of the Super Leicht, meaning Super Light. The 230 SL was able to continue the proud tradition established by its predecessor by doubling the sales rate when compared with the 190 SL models best year.

The 230 was a revolutionary design for the Mercedes SL model line, dressed in elegantly squared surfaces and proportions and offered as a GT two-seater roadster or coupe. It was a drastic restyle when compared to it predecessors. The 230, 250, and 280 SL were powered by a inline-six cylinder engine and outfitted with front disc brakes and a single pivot independent rear suspension. The 230 SL was capable of 125 mph and was available with either an automatic or 4-speed manual transmission. It was the first time an SL had been offered with an automatic transmission. A third version was introduced in May of 1966 with a 5-speed gearbox.

It was not only a fast car but a safe car with its use of deformation zones located in the front and the rear. The roadster version even had a collapsible hood. Production continued until 1967. During its final year of production there were 135 examples produced. Entire production was nearly 19,400.

By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2007
RM Auctions Confirms Second London Sale Day With The 'Ultimate Mercedes-Benz Collection'
• RM Auctions announces sale of incredible single-owner collection of 74 Mercedes-Benz cars • Collection charts over 80 years of Mercedes production history • Highlights of collection include a 1938 540K Cabriolet A and a 1938 540K Cabriolet B • London auction to run as a full two-day sale over 8th and 9th September, with a preview on 7th September • Frequently updated list of entries for the London sale available online at rmauctions.com LONDON (17 July, 2013) – RM Auctions has a...[Read more...]
Mercedes-Benz launches campaign for its dream cars
'Mercedes-Benz dream cars' is a combined concept for the Stuttgart-based manufacturer's sales and marketing activities around its coupé, cabrio and roadster model series. The campaign is currently being rolled out in its core markets. The dream cars include the new E-Class coupe and cabrio models, the SLK and SL sports cars, the CL as well as the CLS and the CLS Shooting Brake. Selected young classics such as the SL Pagoda round off the portfolio. 'We have always made automotive dreams come t...[Read more...]
Mercedes-Benz Honors Top Down Driving In Sunny Amelia Island
Florida's sunny weather is creating the perfect back-drop to honor the 50th anniversary of the famed Mercedes-Benz 'Pagoda,' SL which takes center stage during this week's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, March 8-10, 2013. The launch of the Mercedes-Benz 230 SL at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1963 caused quite a sensation. Mercedes-Benz had presented the motoring world with this single successor to the extremely successful 300 SL (W198) and 190 SL (W121). The Daimler-Benz design team a...[Read more...]
François Bruère Completes 2013 Concours d'Elegance of America Poster Art
Renowned French painter, François Bruère, has finished his rendition of the 2012 Concours Best of Show winners: Best of Show – American winner, a 1933 Chrysler Imperial Dual Cowl Phaeton owned by Joseph & Margie Cassini, III; and Best of Show - Foreign winner, a 1933 Delage D8S Coupe Roadster from The Patterson Collection are portrayed with The Inn at St. John's as the backdrop. This is the second poster Bruère has created for the Concours d'Elegance of America. He has shown his work at our ev...[Read more...]

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