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Manual Pouch
« on: May 20, 2020, 20:25:55 »
I am not a stickler for originality on my car as I have no plans to show it or sell it for six figures on BaT, but....the car is pretty complete because it hasn't been messed or tinkered with in the last 35 years.
I found this in the glove box. What is the story? Is this an original item that came with the 280SL?
1970/71 280SL Automatic
Sandy Beige
Parchment Leather
Power Steering
Heated Tinted Rear Window
German specs
3rd owner


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Re: Manual Pouch
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 01:49:28 »
Yes Mike the pouch is the original. Take care of it, they are a bit hard to come by.  Many model Mercedes of the era used the same or similar, but they are disappearing fast.
Joe Alexander
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1969 Dark Olive 280SL
2002 ML55 AMG (tow vehicle)
2002 SLK32 AMG (350 hp)
1963 404 Mercedes Unimog (Swedish Army)
1989 flu419 Mercedes Unimog (US Army)
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Re: Manual Pouch
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 17:34:59 »
Most possibly a original, I recently saw a listing from a German seller stating it was a repro pouch  for 25 euro