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Mercedes-Benz 230SL Pagoda Roof 1965
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Men of whatever age or means might do well to stay out of flirting range of this Mercedes 230SL. Lest they will become involved.
For this classy, sporty classic knows an uncanny lot about men and what it takes to make them fall in love with a fine motorcar.
And what a fine motorcar it is¦regard some of her charms that could very well turn the heads of the most respectable members of your community.
She was born and bred on the most wicked racecourses in the world and brought to sophisticated refinement on the speed limitless Autobahn and the boulevards of the worlds most renown capitals.
ABOUT THIS CAR
Introduced at the Geneva Salon in March 1963 as replacement for the 190SL, the 230SL abandoned its predecessor's four-cylinder engine in favour of a 2.3 liter fuel-injected six cylinder engine derived from that of the 220SE and producing 150bhp. An instant classic, the body design was all-new while beneath the skin the running gear was conventional Mercedes-Benz, featuring all-round independent suspension (by swing axles at the rear), disc front/drum rear brakes.
Power steering and very fast excellent synchromesh through the four speed manual gearbox.
Presented in a crisp white with tan interior and a black hard top and soft top.A well preserved car with good chrome-work, good trim, good paint-work and a good healthy engine – best described as being in excellent condition throughout. Rarely do we see 230 SL's in such condition¦in fact rarely do we see SL230's in New Zealand at all. Comes complete with Original Mercedes Handbooks and Original Certificate Of Registration.
Imported from the Netherlands in 1975, this car has had Four Long Term Owners in New Zealand since – this left hand drive Pagoda 230 SL is a beautiful matching numbers example.
Mercedes engineering integrity, together with elegance and practicality, made the pagoda top SL cars among the most distinctive designs of the era, in closed form offering handsome proportions and coupÃ©-like comfort and with the hard top removed offering lively open-top performance. It is largely thanks to these attributes that they remain so universally popular today and command such a large market following.
This 230SL is a two-seater roadster and much more. Its a grand touring car with all the classic features called for in that strict and high level classification.
It is fully instrumented. Its loving heart of a fuel injection engine will beat all day at 125mph.
This temptress is now displaying her charms at Waimak Classic Cars. One look might not hurt. Be brazen and bring the wife along.
A rare car and one solid investment.
Will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
Transport / Shipping can be organised on Buyer's behalf at Buyer's cost
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NOTIFICATION AS TO NATURE OF GOODS IN TERMS OF THE CONSUMER GUARANTEES ACT 1993
Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.
Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.
The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.
The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.
The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.
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