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Mercedes-Benz SL230 PAGODA 1967
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"With over 20 years in the motor trade, I suppose my expectations were higher than most. But happy to say Jesmond and Gloria didn't disappoint. To be honest they exceeded my expectation! I had previously seen vehicles for sale on their website, but like most "experts" in the trade thought I could get cheaper. However its a case of 'you get what you pay for.' And for the peace of mind of dealing with genuine honest people, and getting a car that really is as good as its described - you cant go past Waimak. A thank you gift and free drop off to the airport were great touches. And while this was my first experience, I'm sure it wont be my last. Will definitely be in touch for my next classic."Andre Rabbitte, Auckland, New Zealand
An Iconic Mercedes sportster, that's better suited to cultured cruising than hair raising.
Classics, don't come more timelessly elegant than the Pagoda Mercedes, in any setting, and these cars are perfectly capable of crossing continents without breaking into a sweat. Now, much more valuable than the R107 SL that succeeded it, Pagoda (codenamed W113 by Mercedes) values are on a trajectory that few could have foreseen just a couple of years ago.
Some eye-watering values mean tarted-up cars aren't rare – especially ex-US examples. Many SL's are imports from the sunshine states, where the heat has taken its toll on rubber and trim and paint. On the other hand, European left-hand drive cars are more likely to have been cherished, but as there's little difference in values between left and right-hand drive cars, you're better off going for one of the latter.
Despite its two-seater convertible configuration and sharp styling, the Pagoda SL is much more of a cruiser than sports car. In place of colossal maximum speed and breath-taking acceleration, the magic of this car lies instead in its refinement, comfort and superb road behaviour.
ABOUT THIS CAR
- This is a NZ New, factory RHD car.
- Mint Condition – very useable classic.
- Excellent grip, handling, seating, brakes and fuel economy.
- Brand New Soft Top
- All Vinyl redone
- Woodwork re polished
- Brand New Soft top
- Spare Wheel / Jack all with car
- Good service history.
A great investment, as values are soaring. If you've taken your eye off the Pagoda ball over the past couple of years, you'll be amazed at how far and how fast values have climbed. You'll now need at least NZD80K to secure a 230 Pagoda that isn't a liability and we all know what restoration costs nowadays (I personally know of a 230SL, that was restored at a cost of NZD100K+ recently.)
At this year's Essen classic show in Germany, there were numerous Pagodas for sale at around 200,000 euros – and they were finding buyers. Despite such a stratospheric – and swift – increase in values, we are convinced that the trend is set to continue.
This is a very clean example – best described as Mint rather than Concours, suitable for a lot of people out there, who are after a really good Pagoda; for those people, who have accepted that to secure a good example, they've got to dig deep.
Will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.
TRANSPORT / SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS 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.
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