Author Topic: 230SL 5 Speed for sale - By Buds Benz  (Read 1574 times)

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230SL 5 Speed for sale - By Buds Benz
« on: March 09, 2022, 14:13:48 »
Saw this listing for a 230SL 5 Speed, looks very nice, worthy of listing to the Group.
 https://www.hemmings.com/auction/1965-mercedes-benz-230sl-302766
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Re: 230SL 5 Speed for sale - By Buds Benz
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2022, 14:25:02 »
These posts are supposed to go in the commercial group...
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Re: 230SL 5 Speed for sale - By Buds Benz
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2022, 02:07:14 »
From the ad: "The carpeted trunk presents as being strongly clean per the photos."

Got a chuckle out of the 'strongly clean'.

It is a nice looking car for sure.
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Re: 230SL 5 Speed for sale - By Buds Benz
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2022, 17:55:22 »
I see that it has the 4.08 rear end.  Was that typical for all 5 speeds, regardless of market?  It figure it would originally have had a 3.75 since it is a Euro 230SL.
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Re: 230SL 5 Speed for sale - By Buds Benz
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2022, 18:32:33 »
4.08 is standard on 5 speed cars.  I changed mine to 3.92 and found it to be a better choice.
1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
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Re: 230SL 5 Speed for sale - By Buds Benz
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2022, 22:38:10 »
4.08 is standard on 5 speed cars.  I changed mine to 3.92 and found it to be a better choice.

Thanks Dan.  Good to know.
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Re: 230SL 5 Speed for sale - By Buds Benz
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2022, 21:59:53 »
From the ad: "The carpeted trunk presents as being strongly clean per the photos."

Got a chuckle out of the 'strongly clean'.

It is a nice looking car for sure.

Maybe because they needed to get to the evidence of a body being previous moved in there 😱🤣
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Re: 230SL 5 Speed for sale - By Buds Benz
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2022, 16:10:22 »
This would not have been an original 5 speed car. Look at the VIN. The 5 speed option became available in May/June of 1966 long after this car was built. There were very few 230SL's made with 5 speeds and this isn't one of them.
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Re: 230SL 5 Speed for sale - By Buds Benz
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2022, 19:07:48 »
Says in the ad DAn that the 5 speed was retro fitted.

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Re: 230SL 5 Speed for sale - By Buds Benz
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2022, 20:26:25 »
Says in the ad DAn that the 5 speed was retro fitted.

I don't read everything I'm not interested in.
1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
Dan Caron's SL Barn

1970  3.5 Coupe
1961  190SL
1985   300CD  Turbo Coupe
1981  300SD
2013  GMC  Sierra