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MUNDO-KOMBI

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Stuttgart Museum 230SL in 2-tone Tunis/Blue
« on: August 01, 2020, 08:53:53 »
Hi All.

I'm brand new to this forum having just put a deposit down on a Tunis Beige SL.

According to Google, there's a Tunis Beige W113 at the Stuttgart Museum. It's a two tone car with a strange colour combination featuring a blue hard top and hub caps. Do a Google search and you'll find it. "Gold" and blue wouldn't necessarily be my choice, but it seems to work.

The purists may cringe, but I quite fancy this colour scheme on mine.

So my question is, does anyone know which colour blue features on this car? Does anyone have any better images of the same car - the internet images available don't show the colour as well as they could.

Here's a link....

https://www.dreamstime.com/mercedes-benz-sl-pagoda-w-stuttgart-germany-april-museum-image161185709

Nice, no?

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Re: Stuttgart Museum 230SL in 2-tone Tunis/Blue
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 09:23:02 »
Hi,
see here: https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=24685.msg176459#msg176459.
The blue colour of the hardtop and the chrome for the wheel arches (never original or optional) look strange for me. A black or better an original hardtop would fit better in my opinion. Seeing that you drive open most of the time this hardtop would be stored in your garage anyway.
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Re: Stuttgart Museum 230SL in 2-tone Tunis/Blue
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 12:19:19 »
Hey Wre.

That is the EXACT car....but again, not the best image. I was hoping to see one outdoors in the light, or even better that someone tell me the colour code for the blue.

My SL (it's strange saying that since I haven't got it yet) has it's OG hardtop in it's OG paint of Tunis Beige, like the rest of the car and the hub caps. But I thought maybe I could "pimp" it a bit   ;D

So not takers for having a guess of the blue shown on this example in Stuttgart?


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Re: Stuttgart Museum 230SL in 2-tone Tunis/Blue
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 16:03:17 »
Unfortunately, you are not a Full Member here, if you were then you could access our Technical Manual that has all of the interior and exterior color codes

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Re: Stuttgart Museum 230SL in 2-tone Tunis/Blue
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 19:31:47 »
Have seen that car many times in Germany strange colour combo but it works,i also have a tunis baige 280sl i did think about changing to that colour but i was not brave enough to do it.

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Re: Stuttgart Museum 230SL in 2-tone Tunis/Blue
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2020, 00:23:21 »
The color scheme does work. The chrome fender trim is gross tho
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