mercedes 230 SL

Production of the 230 SL commenced in June 1963 and ended on 5 January 1967. Its chassis was based on the W111 platform, with a reduced wheelbase by 30 cm, recirculating ball steering (with optional power steering), double wishbone front suspension and an independent single-joint, low-pivot swing rear-axle. with transverse compensator spring. The dual-circuit brake system had front disc brakes and power-assisted rear drum brakes.


ONN 465F is a superb example of a 230 SL Roadster, complete with original chassis, engine and factory fitted automatic gearbox all with matching numbers. UK registered from new, not an imported model, the car has been dry stored and is rust free having the original colour for exterior and interior finish. Also benefiting from factory fitted power steering. Having been professionally restored to an extremely high standard by Mercedes Benz specialists Roger Edwards Motors of London, the car is immaculately presented, visually impressive and performs wonderfully thanks to the fully rebuilt engine that was completed by Crewe Engines Limited, widely regarded by classic Mercedes owners as the finest in the UK. In our opinion there is nothing to be done that would add to the cars appeal.

Along with all original books the car has a file containing history dating back to 1965 including the original log books, in addition to receipts from Roger Edwards Mercedes Specialists in excess of £40,000. The car is complimented with period Becker Mexico radio with DAB upgrade, new Mercedes supplied soft top and fully restored black ‘Pagoda’ roof complete with stand and cover, so named as it was thought to resemble the shape of Far Eastern Temples, a design that in 1965 was unique in the motor industry.

The wood inside the car so often replaced with modern substitute is original and restored to its original factory condition. Maintained on a regular basis by Browns of Ryton, the car has been fitted with new suspension, exhaust and has the original and complete tool roll and jack present.


In summary:


Original UK registered RHD example.

Subject to a no expense spared restoration by marque specialist the late Roger Edwards at a cost in excess of £40,000

Matching numbers engine rebuilt by Crewe Engines.

All original wood was restored to as new condition rather than replaced with poor quality aftermarket substitute
Factory fitted power steering

Factory fitted automatic gearbox.

Fully re-trimmed leather interior and factory specification carpets

Fully restored hard top

New Mercedes factory soft top

Becker Mexico radio with optional satellite navigation

All original tools, original registration documents and a very comprehensive history file dating back to its original purchase in 1965 original log book present

Two sets of keys


This Pagoda represents one of the finest examples available for sale today and is an opportunity not to be missed

Please contact us for further information and details

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Being sold on behalf of a well known client as a private sale



About Browns of Ryton:

Established in 1948. At Browns of Ryton we are proud of our reputation for excellence in engineering, restoration and customer service. Our knowledge and expertise extends to classic cars, historic race cars and specials of all marques and eras. At Browns of Ryton we specialise in restoring and re-commissioning classic cars, historic vehicles and historic race cars. We have an extensive team experienced in sourcing, valuing, purchasing, restoring, marketing and selling all of the premium marques including Jaguar, Aston Martin, Bentley, Lagonda, Ferrari and Mercedes. We work alongside a hand picked group of marque experts throughout the world, all at the top of their respective fields, to ensure that Browns of Ryton have at hand the widest possible pool of expertise in order to meet the needs of our customers and their vehicles. At Browns of Ryton we hold a stock of classics for sale. These cars represent the very best marques and are always sold with a comprehensive after sales warranty.



John Brown
Browns Of Ryton Ltd
Modbury, Main Road
Ryton, Tyne and Wear
NE40 3AG

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