1967-1968, 5196 produced.
Roadster,2 doors,2 seats
Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
Following the successful, earlier SL models Mercedes launched a whole new range of sports/SL models in the 1960's, starting with the 230SL in 1963. The 1967 250SL had a beautifully proportioned sports body which had two comfortable seats (a third, sideways facing seat was a popular SL option) and could be fitted with a distinctive (Pagoda Roof) Hardtop.
The 250SL used a 2496cc, six cylinder engine which had a new seven bearing crankshaft. The engine featured fuel injection and could even be ordered with either an optional five speed manual or automatic transmission. These attractive "SL" sportscars were highly regarded when new and are have remained sought-after classics ever since the last models were built in 1971.
|2496cc||S6 OHC||Mercedes S6|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|121 mph||12 mpg|
|ISBN||Title||Publisher||Buy this book|
|1855203049||Mercedes 230, 250, 280SL Gold Portfolio 1963-1971||Brooklands Books|
|1855201860||Mercedes 'S' Class & 600 1965-72||Brooklands Books|
Merc to Monte-Carlo
|Publication||Classic Cars May 2002|
|Merc to Monte-Carlo - Experience 500 miles in three days: crossing the Alps in a Mercedes-Benz 280SL 'Pagoda' from Stuttgart to Monaco.|
Buying Power - Mercedes 230SL-280SL
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 22 September 2004|
|Buying Power - Mercedes 230SL-280SL - They’re gorgeous but also expensive. That’s why, if you’re thinking of buying a 1963-71 Mercedes-Benz 230SL,250SL or 280SL, you need to make sure you get a good one. RICHARD GUNN points you in the right direction.|
Classics December 2002 pg 36
|Publication||Classics December 2002|
|Spotter's Guide. Roadsters Revealed. In its 18 years on sale, the W107-series Mercedes-Benz SL went through a series of changes and developments. Andrew Noakes explains how to spot the differences.|