1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL ROADSTER FIRST YEAR FOR THIS DESIRED MODEL! SPECTACULAR, NO EXPENSE SPARED COMPREHENSIVE RESTORATION! SHOWING ONLY 13,361 MILES! OPTIONS INCLUDE: HARD TOP SOFT TOP AIR CONDITIONING MANUA
1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL ROADSTER
Finished in classic All White with beautiful Deep Red leather interior and Black convertible top. This incredible motorcar has undergone a comprehensive, no expense spared restoration and is now one of the finest 230SLs to be found anywhere in the country! The odometer shows 13,361 miles and although we believe it to be true, because of the age of the vehicle we cannot guarantee it. This is the first year for this body style and because of its light weight, one of the best driving of the series. We are proud to offer this investment grade 230SL to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who demands the best. Bid with confidence you will not be disappointed in this truly magnificent motorcar! HISTORY OF THE 1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 230SL: 150 bhp, 2,306 cc OHC inline six-cylinder engine, Bosch mechanical fuel injection, four-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with double wishbones, coil springs and torsion-bar stabilizer, independent rear suspension with single-joint swing axle, compensating spring and coil springs, and front disc, rear drum hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5″ – A great first-series example of Mercedes collectible and drivable Pagoda – Original and unrestored; four-speed manual transmission, Euro-spec headlamps and leather – Recently fine-tuned by Californias Mercedes-Benz Classic Center – 30,000 kms; accompanied by copies of Mercedes-Benz documentation Introduced at Geneva in March 1963, the new 230SL Roadster replaced both the 300SL and 190SL, marking a new single-platform policy for Mercedes-Benz sports cars. Internally coded W113 and of monocoque construction, its 2,306 cc overhead-cam six-cylinder engine was the same basic unit utilized by the 220SE. Its angular, Paul Bracq-penned design was likewise reminiscent of Mercedes saloon cars and quite luxurious in its appointments. However, the new car held fast to its sporting SL heritage and added a unique identity of its own. Bored out and fuel injected, its 2.3-liter six produced 30 additional horsepower over the 220SE. While the later 250SL and 280SL benefitted from even greater displacement and power output, the 230SL is considered the most nimble and enjoyable to drive of the three by virtue of its lighter weight. From a design standpoint, the large horizontal grille with its center-mounted star paid homage to the SLs of years past, while the pagoda-shaped roofline provided a unique and lasting design cue and an endearing nickname for the new SL.
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This car qualifies for a
5 year / 100,000 additional Miles Powertrain Warranty!