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1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL 'Pagoda' (W113)


  • Newly repainted
  • New interior components including seatbelts, carpet, and wooden dash
  • Brakes overhauled
  • New steering rack

The Appeal

Often regarded as one of the most beautiful tourers of the 60s, the W113 Pagoda - so called for its attractive concave roof - is well worthy of its reputation. From the attractive front profile to its rock-solid build quality, it's arguably the foundation for every Mercedes-Benz that came after it.

This 1966 Pagoda has undergone significant recent work, including a full body repaint in striking red, while interior has seen considerable attention, with new seatbelts, carpet, and a fresh set of wooden veneers. It's a superb looker and now comes to us ready and waiting for its lucky new owner.

History and Paperwork

  • Sadly we've not been told much regarding this vehicle's history
  • Built in 1966
  • Arrived in the UK in 2020
  • In current ownership since 2021
  • Currently indicates 68,925km on a five-figure odometer
  • MOT exempt

The Condition

  • Newly painted in red
  • Bodywork looks in good order
  • Colour-matched wheels present and correct
  • Chromework looks nice and bright
  • Our photographer noted that the driver’s side door wouldn’t shut with the window up
  • The bonnet release cable has reportedly snapped, hence the larger-than-usual gap in the photographs
  • Internally, the car has been treated to some new components
  • New seatbelts installed
  • New carpet
  • New wooden dash and centre console
  • Some light wear to the interior chrome
  • All instruments are bright and easy to read
  • Seats appear in good order
  • Everything is reportedly working as it should

The Mechanics

  • 2.3 L (2,308 cc) M127.II I6 powerplant
  • Manual transmission with 4 gears
  • Engine bay in good order, with age-commensurate wear
  • New steering rack
  • Brakes overhauled
  • We understand the car to be in good working order
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1966
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SL Class
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 68,925 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2308
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Waford
  • Location London
  • Country United Kingdom

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