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lowpad

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Another original 230SL on BaT
« on: February 09, 2021, 17:06:08 »
The Google Drive folder below has a full set of photographs from the very original 1966 230SL that was offered for sale on BaT in February 2021 (here is the original BaT listing: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967-mercedes-benz-230sl-25/).

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dt6--iJOnEIbpy0XvxKKI-c2NR4DS874?usp=sharing
1966 230SL (6/66 build)
French export
4-speed manual
158 Exterior / 040 Hardtop

i_ralley

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Re: Another original 230SL on BaT
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 15:49:29 »
This is the car I bought
Just discussing a few minor repairs
I don’t want To effect originality.

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Re: Another original 230SL on BaT
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 05:03:13 »
I believe I saw this car at a car show on Vancouver Island a few years ago. It was in absolutely incredible condition. The then owner allowed me to take some photos as I was restoring my 1964 and wanted to know what the original wood trim colour was along with other details.

If this is that car then you one of the best survivors anywhere in the world. Great purchase.

Gil
Gil
1964 230SL Stanard

lowpad

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Re: Another original 230SL on BaT
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2021, 15:51:51 »
i_ralley,

Congrats on your purchase!  That's a lovely car.  I'm sure you'll face some challenging decisions on what to save vs. what to restore.  As a fellow 230 owner, I'm thankful that the selling dealer gave us the photos to use here.

Lowell
1966 230SL (6/66 build)
French export
4-speed manual
158 Exterior / 040 Hardtop

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Re: Another original 230SL on BaT
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2021, 03:36:40 »
Sorry still new to the forum
Thanks for the comments.
The car is at coach works getting a few minor things done.
My plan is to preserve and enjoy.
Will use every effort not to disturb its integrity as a survivor.