Author Topic: 230 SL in Geneva; 57 years ago  (Read 359 times)

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230 SL in Geneva; 57 years ago
« on: March 24, 2020, 22:25:46 »
British Pathé film clip from Geneva Auto Salon, March 1963.
You can see the Pagoda 230 SL and a pair of beautiful Ladies between minutes 1:29 and 2:06.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qhFkosrqQM
« Last Edit: March 25, 2020, 11:27:03 by mbzse »
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Re: 230 SL in Geneva; 57 years ago
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2020, 02:11:17 »

Oh wow..., great, Hans!   8) :D
I did not know that one before.
Sad it isn't colored because of this interesting color of the 230 SL (orange).
Well,
interesting also to see the steering wheel hub pad, which is not factory correctly colored (grey (or so) instead of black.
Definitely the interior hardtop lighting with two neon tube lamps is surely non standard...  ;) :D ;D


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« Last Edit: March 25, 2020, 12:49:52 by 114015 »
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Re: 230 SL in Geneva; 57 years ago
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2020, 07:55:28 »
Thank you, Hans - Very interesting film!

1963 was a good year  :)
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Re: 230 SL in Geneva; 57 years ago
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 08:05:01 »
Great, thanks for sharing!
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Re: 230 SL in Geneva; 57 years ago
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 11:17:47 »
great this kind of movies, I love this.
Thanks

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Re: 230 SL in Geneva; 57 years ago
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 16:27:35 »
Great vid -- like the shot of the wheel-less Citröen DS!
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Re: 230 SL in Geneva; 57 years ago
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2020, 20:43:27 »
Awsome film - I think the bonnet (hood) on the passenger side is sitting a bit low.

The Sabra is sure a nice looking car even if a bit "cat fish-ish". .   
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Re: 230 SL in Geneva; 57 years ago
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2020, 23:25:16 »
The Sabra is sure a nice looking car even if a bit "cat fish-ish". .   

I had a chance to sit in Israel's only homegrown sports car a few years ago.  I recall it being fiberglass, like a Daimler Dart (SP250), so maybe the catfish thing was contagious back in the day!  As tight as the roadster was I can only guess at what the accommodations might have been like in the coupe...
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Re: 230 SL in Geneva; 57 years ago
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2020, 23:59:33 »
Great film footage! How do you know it’s orange, perhaps you had sound? Tried all buttons on my tablet but no sound 😔