eBay Watch: 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230SL

by Gunnar Heinrich ::: img via eBay ::: Mercedes-Benz 230SL

PARTIAL though I am to the R107 generation SL (1972-1989), there are plenty of Benz aficionados who favor the svelte simplicity of the earlier W113 “Pagoda” SL (1963-1971).

Truth is both generation Mercedes roadsters make for classic weekend tourers. Pagoda fans (the SL got its nickname from Paul Bracq’s slightly concave detachable hardtop) might wish to gaze on this seemingly perfect Californian 230SL with Euro headlamps.

Signal red over black MB-tex (vinyl) interior with black Pagoda roof, this 1967 230SL underwent a bumper-to-bumper restoration 800 miles ago. No word on how many miles the SL traveled beforehand.

Buy-it-now price is on the high side @ $38,900. But for a beautiful topless Teuton from the 60s, as classically beautiful as Anne Margaret, what price perfection? Caveat emptor!


August 05, 2010

About the Author: Gunnar Heinrich is publisher of Automobiles De Luxe online and is executive producer of the Automobiles De Luxe Television series on PBS member station CPTV.

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  1. Beautiful! My Grandmother always hankered after a Pagoda in eggshell blue. In the end, my grandparents have had to make do with a British racing green Rover 75 instead.

  2. Next “Sweeneymobile”, then? 😉

  3. Haha! Well, that’d be delightful. Bound to happen sooner or later, too. However, I’ve promised Ken (the previous owner of my 240) that’d I’d keep this one for a while, so I guess it’ll be a few years before I get my 75!


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