1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Roadster. RARE 5-SPEED MANUAL. See VIDEO

Price: - Item location: Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • SubModel: 230SL Roadster.RARE 5-SPEED MANUAL. See VIDEO
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: 230SL Roadster. RARE 5-SPEED MANUAL. See VIDEO
  • Year: 1964
  • Mileage: 30122
  • VIN: 11304210005139
  • Color: 519G Light Ruby Red
  • Engine size: 2.3 litre Inline 6. 170 HP
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black/Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1964 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 230SL Roadster. RARE 5-SPEED MANUAL. See VIDEO

1964 Mercedes-Benz 230SL RoadsterRARE - FACTORY 5-SPEED MANUALListed on behalf of the owner.Located in PORTLAND, OREGON.

Purchased new from the factory in 1964 by a German couple in Stuttgart. Fitted with factory 5-speed manual transmission. We are told that only 111 cars were so equipped. After 20 years, with the equivalent of about 100,000 miles on the odometer, the car was returned to Mercedes in Stuttgart in 1984 for a full engine rebuild, new leather upholstery, carpets, soft top, and repaint in correct Light Ruby Red color (Code 519G.) The original wheels were also updated to current (at the time) SL alloy rims.
Shortly after completion of the restoration, the owners immigrated to Oregon and then divorced. The car was offered for sale and purchased by the current owner in 1985. He had the car fitted with Zenith wire wheels and over the next 35 years enjoyed it as a part of his collection of classic cars as a fair-weather driver before passing it to his daughter. She does not drive it, which is the only reason it is now being offered for sale. Note that being a Euro model, the speedometer/odometer reads in kilometers. Reset at time of rebuild/restoration in 1984. Currently 48,477 km (30,122 miles) showing on the odometer.
Today, the restoration done by Mercedes 36 years ago still shows well. Always garaged, the paint is beautiful with a deep shine. Excellent panel alignment. No signs of rust or damage. Excellent chrome and trim. The black leather seats are very good. No tears or splits. Light Tan carpet in good condition (was not cleaned for the photos.) Wood dash trim is in good original condition. Soft top in good condition. No tears. Stored most of its life in the top well. Hardtop is in excellent condition. Original good headliner. Zenith wire wheels are in excellent condition, wrapped by newer Firestone Infinity radial tires. Rare, original working Bosch alarm system with key lock switch in the left front fender was installed by Mercedes at the factory.
The rebuilt inline 6 cylinder engine runs well. Factory 5-speed manual transmission shifts well. Brakes stop smooth and straight. Recent fully rebuilt cooling system (radiator, hoses and water pump) plus other mechanical work totaling $4,200+. All gauges work. All lights work. Modern stereo was installed. Original Becker radio is included in the trunk, along with the set of 4 Mercedes alloy wheels, car cover, jack and original first aid kit. Also included are documents and receipts verifying the history of the car.
PLEASE SEE PHOTOS AND VIDEO OF THE ENGINE RUNNING.
Overall, this is a highly desirable 230SL with a great history. A reserve has been placed on this car in keeping with its rarity and condition. Please bid accordingly.
WE WILL HAPPILY SELL TO BIDDERS WORLDWIDE AND CAN ASSIST WITH SHIPPING ANYWHERE.
Thanks for looking andGOOD LUCK!
TO VIEW VIDEO TOUR, GO TO:https://youtu.be/r56gxVEUDes

Payment
We gladly sell to buyers WORLDWIDE. Winning bidder please contact us within 24 hours of auction close. A deposit of $2000 is due via PayPal at that time. Vehicle deposits are non-refundable, per PayPal and eBay policy. Balance due in certified U.S. funds via bank wire transfer within 7 days of auction close. We do not accept overseas bank drafts or cashier's checks. Vehicle has a clear title and is being sold by the owner, with our assistance. Please call David at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time with any questions. Thank you.ShippingShipping is the responsibility of the buyer and not included in the auction price. Vehicle must be picked up within 14 days of payment, unless other arrangements have been made. Note that vehicle will be shipping from the Portland, Oregon area (Northwest coast of the U.S. between Seattle and San Francisco) with easy access to interstate highways (I-5: north-south, and I-84 east). We will gladly assist your carrier with loading.Terms of SalePlease ask all questions before bidding. Your personal inspection is invited before the close of the auction. Only you know if the vehicle is right for you. All descriptions are based upon information provided by the seller and our own personal inspection of the vehicle. Obviously, with any collector vehicle there are internal areas that cannot be inspected, but the description is based upon the seller's representations and our observation of the vehicle. For that reason, the vehicle in this listing is being sold"as-is"with no warranties of any kind expressed or implied. Mileage listed is that showing on the odometer and unless otherwise noted, cannot be verified due to the age of the vehicle. Mileage of vehicles over 10 years old is considered "exempt" by the State of Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. By participating in this auction, the bidder agrees to these terms.About Us

Charvet Classic Cars assists sellers (all of whom are my personal friends) to find new appreciative homes for their special vehicles. I personally inspect each vehicle. I take the photographs and videos personally. It allows me to represent the vehicle accurately and answer any questions you may have about it. I have been an eBay seller with 100% positive feedback since 1998, and involved with classic cars for many years. I like these cars as much as you do! If you e-mail or call with questions, you will receive my personal attention and knowledge to help you make an informed decision. State of Oregon Dealer #DA4114. Licensed. Bonded. Insured. Thank you - David Charvet

Contact UsYou may e-mail by asking a question through the eBay site, or call David Charvet at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time.

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