The “Pagoda” SL models are some of the finest cars to come from Mercedes with timeless and graceful styling, spirited handling and performance and superb build quality. The 230SL departed from Mercedes old styling and launched a series of cars with a clean and elegant lines and the tall removable hardtop nicknamed a “pagoda.”
Power comes from a peppy 2.3 liter overhead cam, inline 6 with Bosch fuel injection. Horsepower was rated at 170hp. This car has the desirable floor mounted 4 speed manual transmission. Girling disc brakes in the front and power assisted drums in the rear stop the 230SL just fine.
The black leather interior contrasts nicely with the original and dramatic red exterior.
The detachable hardtop is red matching the body color while the convertible top is black.
The current owners father purchased this 230SL from the original owner and passed its care on to his son. It has been meticulously maintained with a tune-up each spring and never driven in the winter.
This is a stunning car that will get noticed and admired.