Mercedes 230 SL (1964)
An older restoration in a great colour combination.
The Mercedes 230 SL was introduced at the 1963 Geneva Motorshow, and was the successor of the 190 SL. From the beginning, the W113 had a six-in-line engine, which promised good performance. Both automatic and manual gearboxes were available, and most of the cars were sold in the USA. The timeless design of Paul Bracq still looks fantastic, and is a perfect blend of function and style.
This example was sold new in Belgium to the Swedish ambassador. In 1975, it was exported to Sweden and received a restoration in the period from 1979 until 1983. The car has been used for a couple of years after the restoration, and was then stored in a garage until the summer of 2022. The injection pump was then overhauled, as well as new brakes, new shock absorbers and new master cilinder were fitted. The car drives really well now and as it has been untouched for the last 40 years shows the right amount of patina. The seats are still with the original upholstery in black vinyl, and the paint is nice but is clearly an older restoration : some small cracks are visible and it if it should be pristine again it may be repainted again (but apart from these cracks it still looks great with a beautiful shine). The matching nrs. engine runs incredibly smooth and the original manual 4-speed gearbox shifts easily. The Mercedes comes with an extensive history going back as far as the seventies, including period pictures of the restoration and a massive file of invoices. It has been fully serviced just now and is ready for use.
So if you are looking for an interestingly priced Mercedes 230 SL in a lovely colour combination and ready to be enjoyed, this may be the one. On top of that, it is an early car from 1964, which makes it eligible for almost any pre-1965 event.