1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pagode

Right steered 230 SL pagoda in top form, with very good equipment and extremely rare color combination! Motor Matching Number!

Technical Specification
Our ID 10039
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Model 230 SL Pagoda
Produced 1963-1967
Steering Right hand driver
Exterior Dark red bordeaux
Interior Leather beige
Engine 6 in a row
Capacity 2.306 ccm
Power 110kW/150PS
Extras Air conditioning, Radio Becker, hardtop, whitewall tires, suitcase se
Price 195.000 Euro
Guarantee Complete one year warranty




On demand - Vehicle is still under restoration

The Era

Or what was it actually like in those days?

In the 1960s, awareness of better road safety measures was increasing. Mercedes-Benz was one of the pioneers in this direction and intensified its efforts to improve the passive safety of vehicles. Director Karl Wilfert and Bela Barenyi were responsible for the visual and technical design of the pagoda concept of the W 113 series – a mixture of formal harmony and originality. The popular name pagoda was created because of the appearance of the concave curved hardtops: a concept designed to improve the indoor space. When the pagoda was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963, groundbreaking security elements found their way into the SL series: such as the rigid passenger compartment, defined crumple zones front and rear, a telescopic steering column with baffle, an interior without edges and corners and radial tires and safety belts as a special feature. A 230 SL with automatic transmission and hardtop in the equipment described above cost about DM 25,000 ex works back then.

The Condition

Or how it really is. Original, given a facelift or fully restored?

The complete vehicle has been completely restored to the highest standard in specialized companies. All gaps and areas are impeccable. All the technology is in top condition - everything works. Optics, appearance and equipment meet the highest standards. The works are documented. The color dark claret was only available for the 230SL and is very rare. Motor Matching Number! The MB data card and a valuation report are required. The sale is covered by a full one-year limited warranty.

The Performance

Or what is it like to drive?

Even with the 2.3 liter machine, he is a popular and successful representative of the pagoda series and easily achieves very good travel speeds. With this vehicle, you can move safely and comfortably in today's traffic without stress. The solid, rigid construction, the proven, durable technology, the appropriate performance, its
comfortable and safe road holding, the excellent spare parts supply and its wellknown workshop friendliness can delight a future owner for many decades to come. In his condition, fun driving and appreciation are inevitable.