The last of the production years for the Mercedes 230SL, the 1967 Mercedes Benz 230SL saw only 185 units roll off the production floor in Germany. The 230SL, along with its later variants, the 250SL and the 280SL, comprised the third generation of the Super Leicht models that began with the 300SL in the early 1950’s. Although it was intended primarily as a touring car, the 230SL achieved modest success in the Liege-Sofia-Liege rally, proving that it had the sporting abilities of its counterparts. With the high performance of these vehicles and the iconic styling that can still be seen in many modern day Grand Touring cars, the Mercedes 230SL was an instant classic in the European automotive world. Today, the 1967 Mercedes Benz 230SL is a virtual time capsule. If you’re looking to buy a 230SL, examples with both the removable hardtop and soft-top are desirable, as this is the way many of the original SL’s were sold. There was also a third variation, the “California Coupe” that came with the removable hardtop but not the soft-top. Instead, these models offered a drop-down bench seat installed in place of the soft-top. The California Coupes are the most desirable among the 230SL series.
Purchasing a 1967 Mercedes Benz 230SL can be a very exciting yet demanding time, particularly because there were only 185 units produced and many of those did not survive. While approximately 19,831 were built over the lifetime of the 230SL, finding one of these desired 1967 models can prove to be a challenge. Rest easy, the renowned California classic car dealership – The Beverly Hills Car Club – has their finger on the pulse of the European and American classic car market and can help you secure the car you desire. Specializing in the acquisition and sale of these fine vehicles, of all conditions, their team can assist you whether you’re looking for a pristine, showroom condition 1967 Mercedes roadster, a Porsche 356 restoration project, on a 1960’s Jaguar for your everyday driver. Offering Buyer’s Guides on nearly every classic make and model, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club – your Los Angeles classic car dealership – welcomes you to browse their website and selection of inventory at your leisure.
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