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john.mancini

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"BEIM BELADEN" Trunk decal
« on: November 19, 2023, 23:20:13 »
I had a question about the trunk decal, 'Beim Beladen", on my 65 230SL, #11655, built in June, 65. My understanding is that the decal should be blue, not red, and goes to the left (driver's side) of the trunk latch. Can anyone confirm that? When I bought the car years ago the decal was to the right of the trunk latch. I believe this is incorrect. Little details can be a pain  ;D
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Re: "BEIM BELADEN" Trunk decal
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2023, 08:43:39 »
Hello John, have a look at your post earlier this year, nothing really definitive.  My early UK 65 car has the decal on the left lip, and could be original, but no proof, other members cars don't

https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=36545.msg267276#msg267276
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Re: "BEIM BELADEN" Trunk decal
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2023, 13:52:14 »
Hi Bob,

I was hoping that someone, who didn't see my earlier post, might have the answer. However, the old posts may have had the answer all along. Someone wrote,
 
"I just looked at my catalog of Bob Geco, he states
Blue foil loading label with silver type 1'x 6-1/2''  goes in luggage compartmet on lip inside trunk 230 SL to early 250 SL".


There was a 230SL for sale recently on one of the auction sites. It had an original blue sticker on the lip to the left of the trunk latch. I've owned many 280SL's and none had that trunk sticker. I believe that this sticker was on some 230SL's and some early 250SL's. Maybe the reason only some had them was because they ran out at times???????

Thanks Bob,

John

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68 280SL 906 Blue 4-sp
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70 280SL 904 Blue
70 280SL 571 Red
70 280SL 040 Black 4-sp
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69 280SL 304 Horizon Blue
65 230SL 519 Red 4-sp
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Re: "BEIM BELADEN" Trunk decal
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2023, 15:20:23 »
I had a question about the trunk decal, 'Beim Beladen", on my 65 230SL, #11655, built in June, 65. My understanding is that the decal should be blue, not red, and goes to the left (driver's side) of the trunk latch. Can anyone confirm that? When I bought the car years ago the decal was to the right of the trunk latch. I believe this is incorrect. Little details can be a pain  ;D

Do you have trunk lid lamp and switch? It was optional for 230SL I think? If you have it, your sticker was most likely on the right hand side of the latch, closer to the outer end.
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Re: "BEIM BELADEN" Trunk decal
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2023, 17:14:28 »
There are more opinions on here, still nothing conclusive, although it does mention, as Pawel says, that if there is a trunk light fitted, the label would have been moved to the RHS

https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=20917.msg148474#msg148474

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Re: "BEIM BELADEN" Trunk decal
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2023, 21:29:44 »
Another data point. I have an Italian delivered Jan 1964 230SL with its (assumed) original trunk sticker . It is on the left trunk lip, no trunk light.
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Re: "BEIM BELADEN" Trunk decal
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2023, 01:22:28 »
No trunk light. You have to wonder if there may have been no rhyme or reason as to the color and location of that decal.
John
68 280SL 906 Blue 4-sp
69 280SL 906 Blue
70 280SL 904 Blue
70 280SL 571 Red
70 280SL 040 Black 4-sp
66 230SL 162 Blue/Grey 
68 280SL 568 Red 4-sp
69 280SL 304 Horizon Blue
65 230SL 519 Red 4-sp
83 911SC
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56 Ford F100
08 RS60
62 Corvette Fuelie
66 GT350H
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Re: "BEIM BELADEN" Trunk decal
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2023, 08:04:52 »
The car that Mike Simon spotted on BAT has the decal on the LHS, there seems to be a theme that some earlier cars have this label, perhaps old stock were being used up, just a thought?

  https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1965-mercedes-benz-230sl-54/
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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: "BEIM BELADEN" Trunk decal
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2023, 12:00:57 »
Yes, I saw that. Looks like an original sticker on a car that's far, far from original ;D. Amazing.
John
68 280SL 906 Blue 4-sp
69 280SL 906 Blue
70 280SL 904 Blue
70 280SL 571 Red
70 280SL 040 Black 4-sp
66 230SL 162 Blue/Grey 
68 280SL 568 Red 4-sp
69 280SL 304 Horizon Blue
65 230SL 519 Red 4-sp
83 911SC
98 911 cab
56 Ford F100
08 RS60
62 Corvette Fuelie
66 GT350H
67 GT350
70 LT1 conv