Mercedes Benz 230 SL Pagoda 1966 // Full Nut & Bolt Restoration // UK Matching Numbers Car


Mercedes 230 SL Pagoda


This incredible matching numbers UK supplied SL was first registered 4th April 1966 to Continental Caterers Limited, Queen Street Cardiff.  Since this time it's only had 5 previous owners one of which enjoyed and cherished the car for 37 years, 25 of those in storage (1976-2001) until his retirement in 2009.  During 2010 it completed its 10 year mechanical, bodywork and interior restoration and has only covered 1670 miles since.  This beautiful SL still remains in pristine order throughout, including the underside.

The extensive work undertaken included a full engine rebuild with unleaded conversion, gearbox and differential overhaul - with original new or refurbished items sourced from Mercedes Benz directly or specialist Companies around the world supplying new old original parts.  The history file is packed with invoices for parts, old style buff log book, hand written letters to and from suppliers plus a lovely 2 page detailed article about the car and its history.

The history file documents the 10 year restoration undertaken by Rob Lowe of Forest Corner Garage, Hangersley Hill, Hampshire, there is a letter from him detailing the extensive work carried out.  Unfortunately the owner of 37 years died in 2009 just before completion and it was subsequently sold by his widow to a gentleman who completed the restoration.  The new purchaser immediately set out to complete the restoration and enlisted Neil Cawte of Cawte Garage who provided all the finishing touches and subsequently has serviced the vehicle every year since.

This is an outstanding example and one of the finest we have seen. Desirable and refined this classic second generation SL is not to be missed especially with values increasing year on year.

A Fresh 12 month MOT will be issued up on sale and of course the SL is HPI Clear.


More details

The second generation SL-Class of 1963 - 1971. A new design with a 2.3-litre mechanically fuel injected six cylinder engine. It featured a low waistline and big curved greenhouse windows, and a Coupe Roadster with detachable hardtop, whose distinctive roofline earned the nickname "pagoda top." the design was by Paul Bracq. Technical Director Prof. Fritz Nallinger focused on increased power and safety quoting "It was our aim to create a very safe and fast sports car with high performance which despite its sports characteristics, provides a very high degree of travelling comfort."

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