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For Sale: 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230 in Hickory, North Carolina


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Vehicle Description

Modernly styled in an upright fashion with an elongated, unbroken profile line from front to rear, the 230SL helped bring Mercedes-Benz into a new age. The styling was clean and both ingress and egress were easy, but more importantly, the new roadster boasted a fuel-injected 6-cylinder engine that provided vigorous modern performance. With a product life that spanned 1963 to 1971, the W113 evolved later into the 250SL and 280SL, but many enthusiasts agree the early 230SLs offer the simple fun that best captures the creator's original intention. The early cars are rare and have progressed into an investment that provides driving pleasure and is relatively easy to maintain with parts readily available from Mercedes-Benz. This particular 230SL features a stylish tan interior that brings an element of luxury to the sporty convertible without sacrificing the straightforward aura that is the reason these early SLs are so well regarded. From the bucket seats to the simple 4-speed manual-transmission floor shifter with a small wooden box headed by an ashtray offering up console hospitality, the interior exudes hospitality. The German carpets are cut and edged in matching vinyl and the dashboard hosts a clock and Blaupunkt radio balancing out the sophisticated, but forthright car. The 2.3-liter inline 6-cylinder engine is well detailed, nestled in a clean engine bay with forward-looking features like multi-port fuel injection with a mechanical pump system derived from the robust Mercedes-Benz diesel systems providing for a reliable nature. The power brakes and rear independent suspension encourage a spirited and confident driving experience while the bumper-mounted driving lights further the element of security, particularly in the dark of night. The slightly off-white color, small hubcaps and chrome trim rings on color-matched wheels sustain again the simplicity of these early W113s and help to ensure their continued popularity among SL fans.•Produced between 1963-1967 •Co

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-901171
  • Price:$59,995
  • Location:Hickory, North Carolina
  • Year:1964
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:230
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:K5361
  • VIN:11304210002664