2.3, 6 cylinder
150 PS / 148 BHP / 112 KW
Admiring looks and thumbs up guaranteed when this car is taken out of the garage for a drive.
A ‘matching numbers’ Mercedes-Benz 230 SL ‘Pagoda’ finished in its original colour combination of black paint (G040) with a cognac leather interior. Exterior, interior and engine and are in a excellent condition.
The car features a black softtop and will be delivered with a matching colors hardtop. In addition, the car features desirable options as a Becker radio and a windschott.
Particularly nice about this car is the fact that it was originally delivered to Italy. This can be seen in the small, round flashing lights on the side of the car. For the rest, these Italian cars were build according to European specifications. This is a solid car and the paint has lost none of its original shine. The lines are straight and the distinctive nodes next to the headlights are still present. Both the hardtop and the softtop are in a good condition and close nicely. The car comes with an additional set of both front and rear lamps.
The view from the comfortable driver’s chair is fantastic. The seats and door panels are re-coated. The dashboard looks great and the clocks and switches work properly. Nice details are the typical 230 door bars and the radio antenna that automatically shifts.
The engine compartment is neat and tidy, with the original weld spots in both side panels. The car starts smoothly, the engine is running well, the oil pressure is perfect and there is no smoke from the exhaust. The car switches smoothly through its gears. What is noticeable is that despite the age of the car, the car is still quite fast. Keeping up in nowadays traffic is no problem for this classic. The six cylinder engine has a nice sound on higher revs. The previous owner has provided the car with an original Mercedes-Benz power steering. In the boot you will find the original rubber mat with underneath an undisturbed bottom without rust. An original standing spare wheel, jack and tools are present. The chrome-plated wheel tops are sprayed in the hardtop color and the cars features four new Vredestein Sprint Classic tires.
The car has completed the Millstone Classic 100-point check and comes with a Mercedes-Benz datacard that confirms the originality of the car.
In short, a great all-time classic in a fantastic color scheme that generates a lot of sympathy and guarantees a lot of driving pleasure.