Mercedes-Benz W113 Review from Switzerland

1964 Mercedes-Benz W113 230 SL

Year of manufacture1964
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired57000 kilometres
Most recent distance61000 kilometres

Summary:

Perfect roadster from the sixties

Faults:

Car body is in excellent condition, however the car was not used much for years, so some repairs were needed. Most notable was the power-assisted steering, which leaked oil and needed a refitting.

General Comments:

Most beautiful when driven open. There are few roadsters from the sixties that match the looks of a pagoda when driven open.

This car is all about space and light, I know no other car that gives you such a spacious feeling inside.

The car can be easily driven in today's traffic (perfect power assisted steering, excellent automatic transmission) however engine develops power above 4k rpm only so needs some adjustments in driving habits. The sound of the engine compensates more than enough when driven hard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 2009

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review