213 Thornton Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Lithia Springs, GA
This 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL is part of a grand tradition of hand-built luxury cars. It's rare to find a documented well-maintained complete and clean example that's also this affordable. So you're looking at a fleeting opportunity to join the upper echelon of classic cars.
Mercedes takes great pride in their SL line. In fact, the W113 "Pagoda" cars were largely hand-built in Germany. This gave each one a level of fit and finish that made them collector's cars from day one. You can see this precision in the way the panels fit even as this classic has cleared the half-century mark. But that's not only what's making you fall in love with this one. The correct Papyrus White has a nice luster from a quality respray later in life, and that means you have a glossy convertible that loves the sunshine. All the brightwork, including the chrome bumpers and bright trim add to the elegance. And you'll love the details, like the color-matched wheel covers w/whitewall tires. Plus, the blue convertible top has the crisp appearance of new, and it's an attractively distinctive color against the exterior.
The soft top stows neatly hidden under the tonneau cover for a very roadster-like profile. And the red pinstripe on the outside now really gives you an added touch of elegance as it coordinates with the full red interior. Part of the quality status of these cars also come from Mercedes over-engineering these SLs. It's in the details, like dual bucket seats that strike the perfect balance between durable and all-day comfortable; the correct and crisp VDO gauges with large speedo and tach; and the steering wheel and gearbox have an intricate design but a hardy feeling in your hands. So it's a classic that was made to really be enjoyed out on the road. That's why this has also been upgraded with a custom armrest center console and an AM/FM/CD stereo that gives you modern options like satellite radio and Bluetooth.
The key to the idea that Mercedes-Benz cars are bulletproof comes from the reputation built during the 230 SL's era. Mercedes made only a few variations of motors in '65, which means they were able to take the time to get the engineering exactly right. Today that gives cars like this 230 SL a large and reliable parts network that even still includes Mercedes-Benz. We have three decades of maintenance records that come with this car. A robust and well-maintained powerplant also means the fuel-injected 2.3-liter inline six under the hood is smooth and durable enough for spirited driving. But really this is a grand touring Mercedes. This car is about utilizing the ample trunk space to pack weekend bags and enjoy the backroads to your destination. With power steering, a four-speed automatic transmission, a well-balanced independent suspension, and power brakes w/discs up front, this is truly classic car motoring at its finest.
This is a hand-built classic that is an instant symbol of distinction. That's why it will be going to its new caretaker soon. Will it be you? Call today!
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