Mercedes-Benz 230S

Produced: 1965-1968
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats

In 1965 Mercedes replaced its 220 and 220S with improved 230 versions. The new cars featured larger, more powerful engines, servo assisted disc brakes and a choice of floor or column gear-change. Options for the 230 and 230S included power steering, automatic transmission and hydropneumatic suspension.

Visually the 230 models looked much the same as the previous 220 saloons. The 230S featured "stacked" headlamps and both saloons sported the subtle "Fintail" rear wings. The 230S used a twin-carb 2281cc, six cylinder engine which produced 120bhp. Production continued until 1968.

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Auction Sales History
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
111 Mercedes-Benz 230 Fintail Barons 29 Apr 2008 Not sold
330 Mercedes-Benz 230 S FINTAIL ECA Classic Auctions 4 Jun 2006 Not sold
817 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Convertible Bonhams & Butterfields 14 May 2005 Not sold
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