Very rare 1938 Mercedes Type 230 Cabriolet B (w143) -- PRICE REDUCED!!!
Price: - 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 Other1938 Mercedes-Benz Type 230 Cabriolet BChassis no. 405661
Vehicle Specifics:This Type 230 Cabriolet B was restored professionally in Germany in the mid 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 and imported to Southern California.
This 230 has a top quality correct restoration, with an original reworked engine and no signs of rust after 20 years. A matching numbers prewar Mercedes is hard to come by in this condition!! This vehicle is complete, fully functional, and ready for another collector to enjoy! The vehicle holds a clear California title and current registration. Vehicle importation records are 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. A wire transfer deposit of $10,000 is required within 24 hours of purchase. Payment in full is required within 7 days of purchase. The vehicle will not be released until payment is made in full. Please email any questions or comments you have to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for looking.
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.