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EeVeeWee

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Original color of manual gearbox 230SL 1965?
« on: November 15, 2023, 16:27:24 »
Does anybody know where I can find the original color code of the manual gearbox of a 230SL from 1965?
I hope it can be made like original again.

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Re: Original color of manual gearbox 230SL 1965?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2023, 18:20:53 »
Hello, found this, doesn't say it was dependent on the year

https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=28254.msg203879#msg203879

And in situ on a 1967 car

https://www.sl113.org/wiki/Originality/1967230SL

Can anyone confirm if auto boxes were the same colour?
February 1965 230SL Automatic
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Papyrus white, blue hard top & hub caps
Blue soft top
Blue leather

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Re: Original color of manual gearbox 230SL 1965?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2023, 20:26:38 »
Hello, found this, doesn't say it was dependent on the year

https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=28254.msg203879#msg203879

And in situ on a 1967 car

https://www.sl113.org/wiki/Originality/1967230SL

Can anyone confirm if auto boxes were the same colour?


Thank you very much, I appreciate it!
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Benz Dr.

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Re: Original color of manual gearbox 230SL 1965?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2023, 23:41:12 »
I use green etching primer in a spray can. Very close to the right colour and may be the same product.
1966 230SL 5 speed, LSD, header pipes, 300SE distributor, ported, polished and balanced, AKA  ''The Red Rocket ''
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1970  3.5 Coupe
1961  190SL
1985   300CD  Turbo Coupe
1981  300SD
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1967 250SL
1970 280SL
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Re: Original color of manual gearbox 230SL 1965?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2023, 17:01:48 »
This might be an obvious question but how did you get it to look so new?  Did you sandblast it?
1966 230SL Automatic 717G Papyrus White "Minny"