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Frank Mallory says: the roof rack (luggage, not skiis) was a special deal. When I picked up my car, they gave me a voucher and sent me to an auto accessories store to get one. I still have the receipt around here somewhere (as well as the original rack).

Love that roof rack, Frank. So can we assume that your hardtop has the chrome roof garnishings? Are they what "qualified" you for that certificate for the roof rack? Also, was there a factory roof rack for cars without the optional chrome strips?

Frank replies: the roof rack had a separate option code, so I suppose you could have ordered it without the mouldings.

Does anyone out there know where I may be able to get an original typ roof or ski rack or know who the original manufacturer was?

Does anybody know of roof rack feet that fit the SL's gutters? Maybe someone even has roof rack feet for sale?

Hans Strom: the roof rack for the W113 was not attached in any gutter. It is a special type which is attached via the (optional) chrome strips on top of the hard top roof (SA No: 60/0). There is also a special ski rack which was available as an option (SA No: 289) for the car in the sixties.

Does anybody have a W113 roof rack or know anything about them? They are mentioned as an option in Meredith "original sl". Apparently they mount to the chrome hardtop rails. I'd like to know their appearance, specifications, and especially how they mount to the rails. Please post a picture if you can.

The rack clips into the pair of little holes on the inner part of the roof garnishings. It's nothing unusual; just a chromed rack with raised sides.

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