German Silver: ’65 Mercedes-Benz 230SL 4-speed
We’ve had a number of Pagoda SLs on Mint. Most of them of a pretty high caliber. One of our regular readers, Brian P., is a recognized expert on this model. So it will be interesting to hear his opinion on this one. Why did we decide to feature this one when there are dozens of SLs currently on the market? This one came from Bremen, Germany, it has big driving lights and a 4-speed manual. If we lived around the corner, we would go look at it. The seller states it has been restored cosmetically and mechanically and has had 2 repaints in 20 years. That concerns me a bit but again, if we lived around the corner, we would have a look. These early cars are neat although one might say the 230 is a bit down on power. That’s why the 4-speed is inviting. It has the factory hardtop and a black canvas roof.
The seller says they have all the paperwork for the car too. Average values for nice a #2 car is around $40 grand and #3 at $31 grand. If this car runs well, has no rust or rust history it could be fun. Just plan on spending $6000 for incidentals as soon as you get it. Click here for the Craigslist Ad.