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Buying A Vintage Mercedes 230SL

Mercedes 230SLThe 1960’s-era Mercedes-Benz SL cars were sporty touring cars rather than out-and-out sports cars, and were widely popular because of it. Introduced at the Geneva auto show in March 1963, the Mercedes 230SL was a ground-up project. An up-to-date sports touring car with 190 size and performance but more luxury, the 230 SL was produced from 1963 to 1971. All models boast an inline six-cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection using a mechanical pump system adapted from the diesel motors. In addition, all were rear-wheel drive, bur are also equipped with independent rear suspension – a feature that greatly improved road handling. Popular among both European car enthusiasts and avid Mercedes collectors, the Mercedes Benz 230 SL makes a fantastic addition to your classic car collection. Perhaps one of the most sought-after models of the 230SL is the Pininfarina Coupe.

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Also known as the Mercedes 230SL Pagoda or the Mercedes-Benz W 113, the car was renowned for its distinctive, patented, slightly concave hardtop, which inspired the “Pagoda” nickname. While most were configured as a Coupe or Roadseter with a soft-fop and an optional removable hardtop, the 2+2 was introduced with the 250 SL “California Coupe,” that had a fold-down rear bench seat instead of the soft-top. If you’re looking to buy Mercedes 230SL cars, you will want to gather as much history on the car as you can. Some of the questions you should be asking yourself are: Is there any rust on the body or chassis? Does the previous owner have any service records? Do the chassis and engine numbers match up? Which components, if any, will need restoration?

The Beverly Hills Car Club has been assisting buyers and sellers of classic and vintage European and American cars for years. If you are considering the purchase or sale of a Mercedes 230SL or any 1960’s Mercedes, it would be their great pleasure to assist you. When it’s time to buy classic 230 SL cars, contact the experts at Beverly Hills Car Club to learn more. They look forward to sharing their knowledge and expertise with you to ensure you find the car of your dreams! Connect today to learn more!

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