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For Sale: 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL
in Saint Louis, Missouri

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Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars
Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars
2310 Chaffee
Saint Louis, MO 63146
314-524-6000
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Description
 
Introduced at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show, the W113, marketed as the 230 SL, certainly had a lot to live up to. It was slated to be the replacement for both the iconic 300 SL and the smaller 190 SL. The W113 wasnt so much a replacement, though, as it was a significant change in direction for the SL line that brought about more emphasis on luxury while retaining an essential sportiness, something engineer Fritz Nallinger called motoring happiness. The new car never set the world on fire in terms of performance, but the W113 was no slouch in the design department. On the hardtop, designer Paul Bracq made the center of the roof concave while raising the sides, a clever touch that effectively improved visibility and gave the car a distinct look, earning it the nickname Pagoda. Power was by an advanced and robust straight-six fitted with fuel injection, and the W113 was a very early adopter of safety considerations in the design stages. The motors were silky smooth with good power delivery, and the total package handled surprisingly well. Then there were the looks. Theres no denying they are still gorgeous cars, especially with the Pagoda roof fitted. There is nothing too extravagant or overly aggressive about them. They are instead just cleanly and elegantly proportioned. The build quality and the reality of owning one of these SLs make up another plus. They are widely regarded as a great first classic car because they were very well put together, parts are relatively easy to find, and there is a well-established enthusiastic community of owners. This very presentable 230 SL is, apart from a repaint in period correct Grey Beige, largely original and wearing its miles gracefully. Equipped with the desirable four-speed gearbox, it was originally sold at Worldwide Motors in Indianapolis, Indiana, and included in the sale are many original papers, including instructions for the original Becker radio (which is still in the car), shipping invoice, warranty papers, and more in addition to both the hard and soft tops. The original turquoise leather and carpets are also in quite good condition. This is a highly original and very presentable car with a solid paint job. And while it is not a restored car, it is usable as it is or would be a solid basis for a complete restoration.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 5010
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$43,500
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Saint Louis, MO
Zip
63146
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
53465

Year
1966

VIN
11304210014683

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
White

Interior Details

Color(s)
Blue

 
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