The much awaited Mercedes 230 SL roadster took centre stage during the 1963 Geneva Motor Show.
The SL class broke away from the past with an extremely progressive design. However, this was no super-sports car or ordinary convertible.
Instead, it was a powerful and elegant open-air two-seater model with an extremely roomy cabin and advanced safety features for the time.
The hard top, with its curvy lines, immediately evoked the idea of an oriental pagoda in the minds of Mercedes enthusiasts, and in the years to come, it became this model’s stylistic feature. From that moment on, the roadster became known as the “pagoda”.
The Mercedes 230 SL was also a commercial success and its mix of great features is still attracting vintage car collectors today.
Cult scene: in the 1966 film Arabesque, Gregory Peck and Sofia Loren on the run on an eye-catching 230 SL, leading an exciting chase.
This 1964 Mercedes 230 SL is for sale at our showroom in Reggio Emilia.