1966 230SL Roadster, Silver Metallic, Black Interior. Correct 2.3L, 4-speed

Price: US $59,950.00 Item location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • SubModel: Roadster
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 2 Doors
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 132,490
  • VIN: 11304210016811
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 2.3L
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1966 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Roadster

This 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Roadster, beautifully finished in Silver Metallic with Black Interior. Correct 2.3L/118hp 6-cylinder engine. 4-speed manual trans. Hard top, newly installed soft top, correct wheel covers & rings. Original Becker cassette/radio unit. Odometer shows 132,490 miles (believed correct and original). Outstanding condition throughout. Runs and drives excellent. Hard and soft tops included, with the soft top being new. Serviced and maintained by Mercedes-Benz dealer and/or MB Certified mechanics. Always garaged. Paint and chrome nearly perfect. Fabulous interior highlighted by very nicely reconditioned black leather seats and new carpeting.
This is a fabulous example of a car long-regarded as one of the finest to ever come from Mercedes, with timeless and graceful styling, spirited performance and handling, and build quality and reliability second to none. This 230SL is highly original and is in outstanding condition throughout. A timeless classic whose beautiful styling has aged very well, the 230SL is still very comfortable and competent by modern standards. The W113 SLs are among the most desirable roadsters of its era and have become increasingly collectible in recent years. They are now much sought after all over the world. Fully serviced. All mechanicals are in excellent order and this very desirable roadster is an excellent driver that will make a fine addition to any garage. It is ready to drive, show, and enjoy for years to come.
This gorgeous vintage two-door luxury roadster has only been enjoyed as an occasional, sunny-day vehicle, it was never exposed to inclement weather or harsh climates, as evidenced in the vehicle's outstanding and rust free presentation. a 2.3L straight-six SOHC engine, fitted with the correct fuel-injection system and components, the engine is teamed with a proper 4-speed manual gearbox. The interior, finished in black with rich wood accents, gleaming chrome gauge surrounds, and brilliant chrome touches throughout, is very attractive. The switches, knobs, controls and gauges are all in excellent condition, along with a gorgeous silver fascia. Correct Becker AM/FM/Cassette unit. This solidly-built Mercedes possesses a level of assembly quality and craftsmanship alien to most of its British or Italian contemporaries.
Mercedes debuted the 230SL (designated W113 internally) at the Geneva Auto Show in March 1963, to great acclaim. Exterior styling was a departure for Mercedes, which had until that point relied on rounded, even bulbous curves to characterize its automobiles. But the 230SL bordered on square, pulled off through the use of clean, elegant lines, intelligent placement of the wheels in proportion to the rest of the design, and a tall, "pagoda" removable hard top that allowed for ease of ingress and egress. Cabin refinement set the 230SL apart from the competition, with acres of leather, plush, supportive seats, big, readable gauges, upgraded radios, and a very high-quality level of craftsmanship throughout, including the soft top, which disappeared easily and unobtrusively when not in use.
The 230SL was an unqualified success, with sales topping even the best sales year for the 190SL. This was in some measure due to the car's genuine ability to perform. Top speed was rated at about 125, and handling was described as neutral, with light, balanced steering, even at the limit. And while they were not originally intended as competition cars, the sturdy, reliable 230SL was a suitable, and quite successful, rally machine, including a famous win in the grueling Spa-Sofia-Liege Rally. The 230SL would remain in production until early 1967, with just under 20,000 models built over the 5-year production span, at which point it was succeeded first by the 250SL and then the 280SL.
Included with this fabulous 230SL roadster are owner's books, tools, spare and jack, extra key, and a CarFax report. If a classic convertible has made it to your short-list, this 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL, which retains its original configuration, character, and feel, is the perfect vintage roadster for showing, driving, and admiring. We encourage you to stop by our Bellevue showroom to see this rare 230SL in person. Contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales consultants today or always feel free to drop by our Bellevue, WA facility - Home to the West Coast's Most Diverse Inventory of Luxury, Exotic, Collectible and Special Interest Automobiles. With 200+ Always on Site, Nobody Has What We Have!