Offered for sale is an absolutely gorgeous, completely original, numbers matching, two California owner, 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Pagoda with a rare 4 speed manual gearbox. This original 69,000 mile example is nothing short of spectacular. Its second owner has enjoyed the car at his Southern California home since the early 80’s and has taken great care of the car throughout the years, always keeping it garaged and well maintained. It has remained an occasional weekend driver and is now looking for a new owner who will appreciate it just as much.
This Pagoda is finished in what many consider to be a quintessential Mercedes color combination: white (DB 050) over red leather interior. The paint and body are in very good condition. The finish is incredibly glossy and only marred by the slightest of minor imperfections. Both door panels, trunk lid, and hood line up as they should. The factory hardtop is in excellent condition. The factory black soft top is in excellent condition with a clear window. Pictures of the solid and original undercarriage are available. The interior is equally as clean. The factory leather seats are in exceptional shape. Note that this is leather not MB Tex. The wood, carpets and door panels are in very good shape. The car has an upgraded Blaupunkt CD Player, but an original Becker radio can be acquired.
The car has an excellent mechanical history, is well documented, and comes complete with every original book and manual from the factory. The original engine always fires right up without smoke, idles smoothly and pulls strongly through each of the four manual gears. This car is an incredible cruiser and demands attention from anyone who sees you driving by on a weekend joyride. With a bright white exterior, an eye popping lipstick red interior, the desirable four speed manual gearbox, and a whole lot of provenance to go along with it, how can you go wrong with a classic like this?