This 1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL is a European-market example that was acquired by the selling dealer in Canada in early 2021, and it is powered by a replacement 2.5-liter inline-six paired with a four-speed manual transmission. Finished in white over red leather, it is equipped with a removable Pagoda hardtop, a black soft top, chrome trim, European-specification headlights, power steering, and a Mekka stereo. The spark plugs and fluids were changed in preparation for the sale. This W113 is now offered in Canada at no reserve with an image of the factory data card and Ontario registration.
The car was finished in white (050) from the factory and is thought to have been repainted during prior ownership. Features include a body-color removable hardtop, European-specification headlights, and chrome bumpers and wheel arch trims. The selling dealer believes that the front end has received bodywork in the past, and notes mismatched paint between the body and hardtop as well as signs of corrosion around left-front wheel well drain and beneath the spare tire holder in the trunk. Close-up photos of the body and trim can be viewed in the gallery below, along with images of the black soft top in its raised position.
14″ steel wheels wear covers with body-color accents and white-stripe tires, and a spare wheel and tire are stored in the trunk. The car is equipped with power steering.
The interior features low-back bucket seats upholstered in red leather along with a matching replacement dashboard pad. Appointments include a white-rimmed steering wheel, wood trim, hand-crank windows, and a Mekka stereo. Flaws in the interior finishes and materials are highlighted in the gallery below.
Instrumentation consists of a 220-km/h speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer, and vertical gauges for fuel level, oil pressure, and coolant temperature. The five-digit odometer shows under 17k kilometers (~11k miles), approximately 25 of which were added by the selling dealer. Total mileage is unknown.
The fuel-injected 2.5-liter M129 inline-six was reportedly sourced from a later W108 sedan and sends power to the rear wheels through a four-speed manual transmission. The spark plugs and fluids were replaced in preparation for the sale.
An image of the data card lists factory identification numbers, colors, and option codes including: 050 – White paint 050 – White hardtop and hubcaps 203 – Red leather upholstery, red carpet 401 – Bucket seats 416 – Hardtop mounted 422 – Power steering 514 – Becker Europa radio 531 – Automatic antenna
The selling dealer notes a rattle emanating from the exhaust system. Additional underside images can be viewed in the gallery below. Filed under: pagoda, sl, w113