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History of the mercedes 250sl
Breathtaking power and unmatched elegance made the Mercedes250SL a popular choice for those who expected a little elegance with their sports car. The W113 styled cars were first introduced at Geneva International Motor Show in 196 and earned the exotic nickname the ‘pagoda’ because of their slightly dipped roof. They were the epitome of graceful design.
The W113 made a huge impression on the automobile industry. As well as their aesthetic presence, they had a tonne of new practical features. They were incredibly comfortable and in terms of safety they were impressive for their day. Until the W113, no sports car had had a safety body and they were sturdier than most cars in production at that time.
The Mercedes 250SL made waves in its day
The Mercedes 250SL was part of the second wave of W113 style of car. Released in 1967, the cars were produced for just one year making them the rarest of that class. With an increase of 15 lbs-ft of torque over its predecessor the 230SL, four speed automatic transmission and independent suspension, the 250SL was way ahead of its time.
Following in the footsteps of other W113 models, the Mercedes 250SL continued to set the bar in terms of safety. It had a softer dashboard, concave control knobs, collapsible steering wheel and improved seat belts. The 1967 models were fitted with chrome interiors but those introduced in 1968 had a new safety interior.
There was a choice between a Roadster with a folding soft top or coupé with a removable roof. Other upgrades included a 6-mm stroke increase, rear disk brakes and a step up from four to seven main bearings.
Today the Mercedes 250SL remains popular with collectors and classic car enthusiasts around the world.