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230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« on: October 13, 2008, 21:07:00 »
Someone posted this video earlier this month, so I don't believe we've discussed it here yet. It's the original PR footage in English announcing the debut of the 230SL. I recall seeing something similar posted here awhile back in German, but this is made for the US market. The opening is a neat dissolve from the nose of each SL to its successor. In any event, it's outstanding footage of our favorite car:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIuo82fubVA

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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 03:48:32 »
Doug:

Thanks for finding this 15 minutes of Pagoda history.

The video clearly shows that Mercedes marketed the 230SL as a Sports car with Comfort. "Sports car" or variations was mentioned several times.

The clear explanation of the suspension and sightlines was interesting and it was nice to see how the soft top should work.

Hope this video does not disappear from youtube.

Richard M, NYC
Doug: And the video emphasized your favorite things: Design Elegance, Performance, Comfort, and luggage.  :o)
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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008, 05:28:09 »
Thank you very much, I have watched this over & over again wishing that one day I could get it translated!

Thanks again
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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2008, 18:01:37 »
Very cool. When was the driver's door grab handle eliminated?
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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2008, 23:03:32 »
Very cool.  The white car in the beginning is one of the prototypes, it's got the "Mercedes Benz" on the lower front fender.

During the braking section I thought I saw a smooth body panel under the front bumper.  Or was that just my imagination?

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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2008, 23:46:28 »
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Originally posted by psmith

Very cool.  The white car in the beginning is one of the prototypes, it's got the "Mercedes Benz" on the lower front fender.

During the braking section I thought I saw a smooth body panel under the front bumper.  Or was that just my imagination?


You are right in that this early pre-production W113 shown has a number of details differing it from a later, full production Pagoda. The rear door edge is fully chromed, shape of armrest on doorskin and the padding on the dash being rounded, for instance.

Note about the closing of the soft top in this film: If you do this in the manner shown, you will severely shorten the life expectancy of textile and frame... Be gentle and careful with the soft top, tuck corners in etc, this will allow for long service of your top. :)
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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2008, 03:56:47 »
Thank you, Han's
Tips always appreciated.
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quote:
Note about the closing of the soft top in this film: If you do this in the manner shown, you will severely shorten the life expectancy of textile and frame... Be gentle and careful with the soft top, tuck corners in etc, this will allow for long service of your top. :)


« Last Edit: October 15, 2008, 06:22:24 by 280SL71 »
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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2008, 09:51:18 »
I love that clip! So is this English-speaking one the original version -- with the German one a spin-off?

Kevin, I know that number 000871 has the grab handle. What is interesting is the handle is "flatter" than the passenger's side or the hard-top handles. Thought is this was to give a little more knee room getting out.
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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2008, 09:57:21 »
Can the interior mirror be clipped back after pulling it off eg.for cleaning.Cheers.Mike

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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2008, 10:01:59 »
Yes, it's designed to pop off in a collision.
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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2008, 05:04:15 »
You can download it from YouTube if you buy the application TubeSock - google it, think its around USD 20,-
Then just copy/paste the YouTube url into the application and it will download the whole clip to your harddisc to be savoured again and again..



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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2008, 17:37:06 »
I've always wondered where these were shown originally, such as car shows, theaters, on television? 

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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2008, 10:27:26 »
try
http://keepvid.com/

costs nothing, does the same thing

use your own player
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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2008, 07:30:04 »
What a great promotional video. Interesting, that they attributed 170 horsepower, even to the 230SL. I agree that this must have been a pre-production car for use in car shows, etc. I also noticed the painted left and right dash chrome vents to match the rest of the dash.

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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2008, 12:45:09 »
Thanks for that.  That 14 minute clip was like going back in time.  And again, it's weird for me to see the Pagoda driven so hard.  Gotta try that one day  ;)
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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2009, 18:33:10 »
What a great promotional video. Interesting, that they attributed 170 horsepower, even to the 230SL
Well, it is 170hp SAE, 150hp DIN... In this film, perhaps aimed at the US market, they stated the SAE number

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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2009, 08:56:00 »
Here's my collection of youtube Pagoda videos.  These include any video which has a Pagoda even for a short period of time.  Since I haven't had time to sort through them all there are probably duplicate videos as well as a couple of non-Pagoda videos that amused me, so don't be surprised if you come across a Tatra or similar video.

I have them all saved as mp4 files but since they amount to ~500MB it's a bit impractical to email them to anyone.  If someone wants me to open my ftp port so the can download the files, I will.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3KbAIRMxZI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB7NRqXCCL4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYpwDq5NJNk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-ILYKsVXQk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwAKfRPAwh0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCUNygWy6kk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvbN6tt2Qrg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJdhA1IfYPo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aeA52hwZkA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIuo82fubVA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETze4VpDS1g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bboJtHRM4lY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y77jEGOFlOc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQdDHg5TVeE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHTLpCTzKjM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv0ZPyj7S6M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OBijqwHrQ0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRBH1FbW6sw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgVlKDhJ9qU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPGiYVsoJxk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ARgsNT8LRQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL74cGMKwSc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7n00kMOLnM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88w-BtxZmfs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDNWFlhrWo4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-JpUiNP298
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMIStW3Qb9M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m_x1MlMR-Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL9kdTSdSg8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF3HEdZ0cCk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h8D-XF2CsQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqoRmnJ1pwE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBEyCH24uL4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP0h1JNZShE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnyAgVbZrKE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbE6Z5Ss58Y

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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2009, 19:09:09 »
I had the good fortune of commuting into the City this morning with fellow member and friend, Aashish, who had a great suggestion: why not post this vintage factory footage on the splash page of this site? It's awfully entertaining to watch regardless of which aspects of ownership interest you. Peter, what say you?
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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2010, 11:03:07 »
The scene discussing the design of the front brakes shows a body panel between the 2 front fenders, under the front bumper.  This panel hides the exposed lower section of the radiator.  I guess this panel was eliminated during production.  Too bad.  I think it adds to the cars beauty.
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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2010, 11:14:29 »
I guess the panel was deleted to improve cooling?

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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2010, 11:57:56 »
I also noticed the painted left and right dash chrome vents to match the rest of the dash.

My '64 has the dash painted around the vents just like in the video.
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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2010, 13:51:05 »
I had the good fortune of commuting into the City this morning with fellow member and friend, Aashish, who had a great suggestion: why not post this vintage factory footage on the splash page of this site? It's awfully entertaining to watch regardless of which aspects of ownership interest you. Peter, what say you?

You mean like this: http://www.sl113.org/Video.html, where it's been, oooooh, let me see now, for about a year or so?

{In despair...} Doesn't anyone ever look anywhere else than the forum ?  ???

Why do I bother ?  :'(

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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2010, 02:21:26 »
try
http://keepvid.com/

costs nothing, does the same thing

use your own player

Hi Bob

I downloaded the free software you mentiuoned and now it appears you have to pay to make it work anyway?.... Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks, Tom

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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2010, 16:06:17 »
You mean like this: http://www.sl113.org/Video.html, where it's been, oooooh, let me see now, for about a year or so?

{In despair...} Doesn't anyone ever look anywhere else than the forum ?  ???

Why do I bother ?  :'(

Peter

Peter,

Your reply was made a little more than a year after I posted that link.

I think you have to check the forums more often. :-)
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Re: 230SL on youtube.com: A new video
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2010, 16:15:37 »
Peter,

Your reply was made a little more than a year after I posted that link.

I think you have to check the forums more often. :-)

eeeew... As my 10 year-old would say "do you want some ice with that burn?"  :o
« Last Edit: March 04, 2010, 16:50:34 by J. Huber »
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