Mercedes-Benz 230 S offroad sports car.

In the 1930s Mercedes-Benz developed special two-seaters such as the 230 S for off-road racing. The car on display was driven by a team from the German postal service in the Brandenburg Offroad Rally in 1939. The postal service, which enjoyed success in the popular offroad races in the 1930s, used the events to advertise its post-bus service for both people and mail.

  • Cylinders 6
  • Displacement 140 cu in
  • Output 55 PS (40 kW)
  • at engine speed 3500/min
  • Top speed 80 mph