1938 Mercedes Type 230 Cabriolet B (w143)

Price: US $160,000.00 Item location: West Covina, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Cabriolet
  • Year: 1938
  • Mileage: 21,199
  • VIN: 405661
  • Color: Blue/white
  • Engine size: 2.3 litre
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Burgundy
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1938 Mercedes-Benz Other

1938 Mercedes-Benz Type 230 Cabriolet BChassis no. 405661
Background:Introduced in 1936, the Type 230 was fourth in a series of Hans Nibel designs that would form the mainstay of Mercedes-Benz production in the German recession of the mid-1930s. Conservative in appearance, the W143 chassis features a box-section frame and independent suspension at all four corners. The Type 230 is propelled by a 2.3-litre, 55bhp side-valve inline six mated to a four speed synchromesh transmission, and safely stopped by four-wheel hydraulic brakes. The combination set new standards of ride comfort and safety. Available as a sedan, limousine, cabriolet and roadster, the W143 employed two different chassis designs; a box-section frame for long-wheelbase tourers and limousines and an oval-tube backbone short-chassis cars. The successful implementation of this compact and economical vehicle constructed to Mercedes-Benz's traditionally high standards suited the prevailing market conditions. Production ceased in 1939 after 24,500 Type 230s of all variations had been built.
Vehicle Specifics:This particular Type 230 Cabriolet B was restored in Germany in the 1990’s to manufacturer specifications. Painted dark blue with cream on the exterior, the interior dawns a superb burgundy leather interior with a dark blue convertible top. Purchased by an American collector in the late 1990’s, this vehicle was driven through Europe and shipped home to Southern California. Over the past 19 years this vehicle has been rarely driven and remains in its purchased condition. The vehicle holds a clear California title and current registration. This prewar Mercedes is fully functional, and ready for another collector to enjoy. Vehicle importation records available. Vehicle is for sale locally; seller reserves right to end auctuon at any time. Vehicle is sold As-Is with no warranty expressed or implied. Please email questions or comments to mrplatypuss72@gmail.com. Thank you.