Mercedes 230 SL Pagoda 1965 – SPRZEDANY

Pierwsze oceny kończącego się powoli Retromobile są dość ostrożne. Po wielu imponujących wynikach osiągniętych na początku roku na aukcjach w Arizonie, Europa pokazała nieco chłodniejsze oblicze inwestorów. Część samochodów nie została sprzedana, niektóre z licytowanych bez ceny minimalnej osiągnęły bardzo przeciętne wyniki. Kwota 153290 PLN (już wliczając prowizję domu aukcyjnego) uzyskana za ładnie odrestaurowaną Pagodę w amerykańskiej specyfikacji wpisuje się w ten trend. Nabywca z pewnością powinien być zadowolony – nie ma innego kabrioletu z tego okresu, który by równie dzielnie i bezproblemowo znosił codzienną eksploatację.


Lot 383
Sold for €36,800 (PLN 153,290) inc. premium
AUCTION 22528:
5 Feb 2015 14:00 CET

1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Convertible with Hardtop
Chassis no.
Engine no. 127.982-10-000613

Introduced at the Geneva Salon in March 1963 as replacement for the 190SL, the 230SL is a landmark model which founded a sports car dynasty that would prove an enormous commercial success for Mercedes-Benz The 230SL abandoned its predecessor’s four-cylinder engine in favour of a 2.3-litre fuel-injected six derived from that of the 220SE and producing 150bhp. An instant classic, the body design was entirely 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. Top speed was in excess of 120mph. The Mercedes-Benz 230SL was owned by countless film stars and celebrities, becoming one of the iconic sports cars of the 1960s, and even managed a debut competition victory in the Spa-Sofia-Liège Rally. Christened 'pagoda top’ after their distinctive cabin shape, these SL models were amongst the best-loved sports-tourers of their day and continue to be highly sought after by collectors.

This manual transmission 230SL was delivered new to the USA where it is known to have been owned by a Mr Howard Allen Willingham of Davidsonville, Maryland in 1989. In 2014 the 230SL was exported from the USA to the Netherlands and in July of last year was registered in Belgium by its current owner. A selection of photographs of it participating in various 'fun’ rallies is in the history file.

The accompanying 2014 condition report (expertise) states that the body has been restored and repainted recently, and that the seats, trim panels and dashboard have been reupholstered in vinyl, concluding that the car is in good overall condition. (It should be noted that the engine is that of a 220SEb fitted with the cylinder head from a 2.5-litre '250′ unit). Finished in blue metallic with grey interior, the latter equipped with a Becker Europa radio, this beautiful 230SL comes with the aforementioned expertise, a 230SL sales brochure, copy of the old Maryland title (1989), shipping documents, sundry invoices, and Belgian registration papers.

No reserve