A 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL (Pagoda) belonging to Beetles legend John Lennon was recently auctioned off in the U.S. for USD 225K.
Bearing the original U.K. registration numbers GCP 196C, this very special 230 SL was originally delivered to John Winston Lennon (M.B.E) in 1965 and retains the original documentation and logbook documents, even bearing the music icon’s signature on the registration.
In pristine working condition, the 230 SL is powered by a 2.3-litre straight-six engine that sends power to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. With approximately 20,000 kms on the odometer, after nearly 50 years, the car still retains its original chassis plate, engine, transmission, and rear differential – as verified by Mercedes-Benz’s original factory records.
The car was delivered new to its owner in medium blue with a grey leather interior, grey soft top, and factory hardtop cover.