Author Topic: 1963 230SL spare tire placement  (Read 4295 times)

jackstraw1960

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1963 230SL spare tire placement
« on: June 03, 2011, 03:29:03 »
Is it possible to have a 63 230sl with the spare tire mounted horizontally on the right side?
Every 63 I've ever seen has the spare on the left side mounted vertically.

DaveB

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Re: 1963 230SL spare tire placement
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 03:52:06 »
I don't think that's likely unless the trunk floor rusted out and has been replaced.
DaveB
'65 US 230sl 4-speed, DB190

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Re: 1963 230SL spare tire placement
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011, 08:20:26 »
Spare tire was first mounted level in 230SL number 6069 (02 Sep 1964) probably as a production test; then from 23 Oct 64 beginning with car #7205 horizontal spare was used for all remaining 113 production.

Richard M, NYC
« Last Edit: June 04, 2011, 20:51:15 by 280SL71 »
1969 280 SL, Tunis Beige, Euro Model (Italy).

Jkalplus1

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Re: 1963 230SL spare tire placement
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012, 19:27:42 »
Spare tire was first mounted level in 230SL number 6069 (02 Sep 1964) probably as a production test; then from 23 Oct 64 beginning with car #7205 horizontal spare was used for all remaining 113 production.

Richard M, NYC
Yep: my car is #6466 (30 Sep 64) and it has the slanted/vertical spare tire placement.
JP