In March 1963 the 230 SL model made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, replacing the much acclaimed 190 SL and 300 SL models. It was also called ‘Pagoda Roof’ due to the resemblance of its hardtop with a pagoda roof. Due to the SLs being relatively heavy compared to similar roadsters, weigh was reduced by using aluminum surfaces on the bonnet, bootlid and doors. This specific car was exported from the USA and was acquired by the Museum through auction in Great Britain.
Built year: 1966
Engine type / cc: 6 in line / 2,308cc
Engine output: 150bhp / 5,500rpm
Top speed: 198 km/h
Number produced: 19,831