1966 Mercedes 230 SL, EXTREMELY RARE 3 SEATER, Original Condition! 42622 miles.

1966 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series for sale in Golden, Colorado, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Golden, Colorado, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 200-Series
SubModel: 230-sl
Type: Coupe
Year: 1966
Mileage: 42,622
VIN: 113.042-10-018428
Color: Cream
Engine size: 2.8ltr
Number of cylinders: 6
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Red
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 1966

Excellent original condition with some minor flaws, such as minor dings in chrome.

Buyer responsible for vehicle pick-up or shipping

4 speed manual transmission

Convertible with removable hard top

Cream color with red interior

6 cylinder, 2778 cc engine

Clear Title

This is the iconic Mercedes "Pagoda" W113 in excellent, original condition*. It has a factory installed side facing rear seat, which they only made 600. It is Cream with original red interior, and a huge head turner. Complete inspection report available from Colorado's premier Mercedes mechanic, who said in his lifetime career has only seen one other 3-seater. This car has been owned by the same family/friend for 30+ years and has rarely been driven. Always garaged, never driven in wet conditions. Original woodwork, mirrors, leather, carpeting, gauges, clock, Becker radio, and lenses! Includes an original parts manual. Even has the driving lights option. Has both tops, the soft top appears to be original, the rear window is clear, it does have a couple of small patches. The body is completely clean, a few minor dings in the chrome, original lenses. Starts easily, runs well, 4 speed manual transmission, clutch is new and shifts smoothly. Handles as it should. Brakes are good. Good tires. Lots of photos available. Valued by Haggerty at $49,000. This is a true collector's edition and not to be missed!

* Non-original items;

Body repainted in original color by Mercedes certified shop (hard top was not repainted)

Engine has been upgraded to a 2.8ltr fuel injected engine, will burn 98 octane (racing fuel), it is really fast!

High end alarm system added

On board battery charger and battery cutoff added

Stereo speakers added

Exhaust headers (just replaced) and resonator (repro)

Front floor mats

Turn signal/wiper lever (excellent reproduction)

Seat belts added

Contact C Simon at 66mercedes230sl@gmail.com for additional information

Noteworthy people who own(ed) a Pagoda; (from Wiki)

Charlton Heston[20]

David Coulthard owns a midnight blue (904G) 1971 280 SL

Tony Curtis[20]

John Lennon owned a dark blue (332G) 1965 230 SL,[20] which was for sale for $495,000 in 2011[25]

John Travolta owns a Havana brown (408G) 1970 280 SL,[26] which was stolen in September 2011[27]

Kate Moss owns a metallic blue (387H) 280 SL[28]

Nico Rosberg[29]

Peter Ustinov[20]

Sophia Loren[20]

Stirling Moss[30]

Colin Powell[31]

Technical data Mercedes-Benz SL (W113)[1] (Manufacturer's figures except where stated)


230 SL

250 SL

280 SL





Chassis code:





6-cylinder-inline engine (four-stroke), front-mounted

Engine code:




Bore x Stroke:

82mm (3.2in) x 72.8mm (2.9in)

82mm (3.2in) x 78.8mm (3.1in)

86.5mm (3.4in) x 78.8mm (3.1in)


2308 cc

2496 cc

2778 cc

Max. Power @ rpm:

150PS (110kW; 150hp) @ 5500

150PS (110kW; 150hp) @ 5500

170PS (130kW; 170hp) @ 5750

Max. Torque @ rpm:

196N·m (145lb·ft) @ 4200

216N·m (159lb·ft) @ 4200

240N·m (180lb·ft) @ 4500

Compression Ratio:

9.3: 1

9.5: 1

9.5: 1

Fuel feed:

Multi-port fuel injection, Bosch mechanical injection pump

Fuel tank capacity:

65L (17.2USgal; 14.3impgal)

82L (21.7USgal; 18.0impgal)


SOHC, single roller chain

SOHC, duplex chain




4-speed manual, 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual
rear wheel drive, standard axle ratio 3.75:1 (on request 3.69:1 or 3.92:1)

Electrical system:

12 volt

Front suspension:

Double wishbones, coil springs, stabilising bar

Rear suspension::

Swing axle, radius arms, compensating spring, coil springs


Disc/Drum brakes (Ø 253mm (10.0in) front, 230mm (9.1in) rear), power assisted

Disc brakes all around (Ø 273mm (10.7in) front, 279mm (11.0in) rear), power assisted


Recirculating ball steering, on request power-assisted

Body structure:

Sheet steel, monocoque (unibody) construction

Dry weight:

1,300kg (2,900lb)
(hardtop + 49kg (108lb))

1,360kg (3,000lb)
(hardtop + 49kg (108lb))

Loaded weight:

1,650kg (3,640lb)

1,715kg (3,781lb)

Track front/

1,485mm (58.5in) 1,485mm (58.5in)


2,400mm (94in)


4,285mm (168.7in)


1,760mm (69in)


1,305mm (51.4in)

Tyre/Tire sizes:

185 HR 14

Top speed:

200km/h (120mph)

195km/h (121mph)

200km/h (124mph)

Fuel Consumption (estimate):

15.0 litres per 100 kilometres (18.8mpg‑imp; 15.7mpg‑US)

16.0 litres per 100 kilometres (17.7mpg‑imp; 14.7mpg‑US)

16.5 litres per 100 kilometres (17.1mpg‑imp; 14.3mpg‑US)

Price Germany

22,200 DM
$7,506−$7,907, later $6,185−$6,587[24]

22,800 DM

24,300 DM
$6,485−$6,897, later $7,469−$7,909

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