1967 Mercedes-Benz SL Pagode

250 SL

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Sandstone
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Incorporating The Excellence of Porsche
Brands Hatch
Kent

Sunday 25th May 2008

Collectors'' Items: 2.30pm
Motor Cars: 4.30pm

In March 1963 the Mercedes-Benz 230 SL made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, replacing the much acclaimed 190 SL and 300 SL models. Like its 190 SL predecessor, its mechanical elements were derived from a contemporary saloon, in this instance the popular 220 SE model. The 230 SL''s 2.3 litre engine was an enlarged version of its fuel injected, six cylinder, overhead camshaft unit and there was the option of automatic *or* manual transmission. Suspension was all independent with a low pivot swing axle at the rear. Mercedes-Benz engineering integrity, together with elegance and practicality, made the ''pagoda'' top SL cars among the most distinctive designs of the era, in closed form offering handsome proportions and coupé-like comfort and with the hard top removed