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.
|2281cc||S6 OHC||Mercedes S6|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|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|
|ISBN||Title||Publisher||Buy this book|
|1588500306||Mercedes-Benz 230 1963-1968 Owners Workshop Manual||Brooklands Books|
|1855201860||Mercedes 'S' Class & 600 1965-72||Brooklands Books|
Loaded with Style
|Publication||Classic Cars February 2004|
|If you had a lifestyle in the Sixties, you needed an estate car to carry it in.† Triumph, Mercedes, CitroŽn, Fiat, Humber and Vanden Plas carried it best|