Name: 1963 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL
Year(s) Produced: 1963-1971
Number Built: 48,912
Class: Sports car
Body Type: 2-door roadster
Engine: Daimler-Benz M 127
Power: 170hp @ 5600 RPM
0-60mph: 9.3 seconds
Top Speed: 121 mph
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Length/width/height: 168.7 in/69.3 in/52 in
Wheelbase: 94.5 in.
Base Price: US$29,300 (NADA)
Current Value: US$137,000 (Hagerty)
If you have the means to visit the land of the emirates, you may still be able to catch a glimpse of what could be the most valuable collection of cars gathered in one roof. The recent Dubai Motor Show has become one of the most prominent automotive events around the world, especially for car companies dealing in luxury and exclusivity. This year, concept cars weren’t the only ones that got the attention during the event, because eventually, the Motoring Nostalgia pop-up museum caught visitors’ attention too. It’s a special section that’s showcases classic cars from the 50s till the 80s which collectively costs more than $81,673,776!
Some of vehicles on display include a 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition (one of only 321 ever manufactured), 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, and a 1963 Mercedes-Benz SL W-113 (check out the specs on this one at the beginning of this article). An Aston Martin DB4 was also showcased together with a 1963 Jaguar E-Type, and the Mercedes-Benz 1977 Pullman 600.
Watch this video to have a brief overview from this grandiose collection from the land of the emirates.
UPDATE: The Dubai International Motor Show 2015 boasted a total of 108,357 attendees, showcasing five days of motoring and classic car milestones. Forty years of the most iconic cars ever made were featured in exhibits and activities such as in the Motoring Nostalgia Museum, Bikers Arena, a car exhibition graced by the drifting legend himself, Ken Block, and much more. Check out their website below for more of the highlights of this one of a kind motoring show.