For Sale: 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL in Atlanta, Georgia

Vehicle Description

Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Pagoda, optioned from the factory with a rare 5-speed manual transmission. We always appreciate cars with long-term ownership history, and this example has been with the same owner, an Atlanta physician, since 1976. He bought the car here locally from a U.S. Army officer who imported it from Germany after having been stationed there. This Pagoda retains its Euro instrumentation and headlights; it was restored by Bud's Benz in the early 2000s and saw a color-change repaint to the attractive dark blue metallic shade seen in the photos (it was originally papyrus white with a dark blue hard top). The body is very straight and the paint quality is excellent (it has been garage kept for at least the last two decades, and the finish still looks great).

The interior, finished in grey leather, shows some patina but is still quite presentable - overall we would characterize this as a good driver-quality example. Gauges are in nice condition, and all instruments, lights and switches work as they should (instrument and climate backlights are also working properly). Navy blue canvas convertible top is newer, and both it and the removable hard top are in good condition.

A factory data card confirms the 2.3 liter inline six is the original, numbers-matching unit - the data card also confirms this car was optioned from the factory with the very rare ZF 5-speed manual transmission. This 230SL starts easily and runs and drives well - and the 5-speed really transforms this car on the highway.

The owner's office was inundated during the 2009 Chattahoochee River flood; the original books and all records prior to that time were destroyed. The car itself was located in his home garage on higher ground and was spared from the flood (Atlanta is rather hilly, and only low-lying areas in the immediate vicinity of the river were affected). Complete service records since 2009, along with an image of the factory data card, are included with the sale.

This is a very nice driving Pagoda that has been well loved and well maintained by the same owner for more than 40 years, and is especially desirable given the ZF 5-speed manual transmission. For more information about this 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL for sale at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call 404-692-5250.

Vehicle Details

  • 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL
  • Listing ID: CC-1685669
  • Price: $74,900
  • Location:Atlanta, Georgia
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:230SL
  • Exterior Color:Dark Blue Metallic
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:70450
  • Stock Number:1508EC
  • VIN:11304210017254
Listed By:
Motorcar Studio
1164 Zonolite Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

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