1966 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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|Engine:||Special 280E Twin Cam - 6 cylinder|
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1966 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class for sale
Very interesting one off example of a racer/driver. mechanically running Mercedes 230 SL. The car has been in our family since 2007 in dry storage - I have never driven it. The dealer I purchase it from believed it to be a retired race car. as evidenced by the competition-style gas tank with the fill spout in the trunk and the fact that many of the trim parts are plastic; the interior has also been stripped to save weight. There are also Mercedes trophies that come with this vehicle in the trunk. The car includes some limited paperwork from the 280 conversion. This car is specially equipped with the famous Mercedes 110 twin cam workhorse engine (known to go a million plus miles). nbsp;& four speed manual transmission. This car has several new parts: new alternator. nbsp;brake master cylinder reservoir (brakes need service from sitting). new clutch slave and master cylinder. both need service from sitting. Please notice bundt-style wheels. This looks like the former logo car for the Pagoda group web site "race car number 39"—use your imagination and install a roll bar and decals on the doors and you're off to the races. Car came with no steering wheel; we obtained an OEM one to use. We also changed the racing style toggle ignition switch to a universal keyed one to make it more street legal.
The car has not been driven on the road since we bought it. Paint has some minor scratches - a dime size blister on hood (pictured) and some misfired clear coat (probably buff out) - hood will have to be realigned and eventually probably repainted. One longer scratch on right side front fender towards the bottom. Car has no exterior chrome trim except for trunk star. nbsp;again probably as as a weight-saving measure for racing purposes. Car needs windlass therefore windows are loose in their tracks. Driver's window is race-ready plexiglass and needs some hardware tightening. Interior looks OK for 50 year-old car again lightened for "race ready". Headliner needs to be cleaned. We purchased a parcel box and ashtray and installed. The Belgium coupe kinder seat was also present when we purchased the car. The seat belts need to be reinstalled. There is some wear and tear on doors and dash. Stainless steel plates are installed where the radio would mount and on the dash where the ducts for the heater would be—these elements were all removed. again for racing weight. Clock present but not working. all other gauges are present. Vinyl seat covers could use are ok for driver-level car; non-original carpet. comes with a set of beige cloth OEM Mercedes racing seat covers. There are obvious repairs on the floor underneath that seem presentable. We installed a new W107 fuel pump to get the car running. Most OEM tools and bag are present and a box of misc. hardware and extra parts in the trunk with a scissor jack. original rubber floor mats.
Car has no rust. Has hard top only. Some chrome trim pieces are missing. but easily replaceable. Please keep in mind this is a very interesting antique. OEM parts are readily available for this W113 Mercedes along with the very easily obtained ---as well as W123 Mercedes parts for the engine and trans and it does not have any of the anti-smog devices to slow it down PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE LISTING VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE BIDDING-----THANKS AND GOOD LUCK!!!
We have more pictures - please email me if you would like to see more detail or to make a deal or call 484/919-6200 with questions. ##### Someone hit the buy it now last night then tried to bargain me down to 22K--Please be a good ebay citizen and if bid---bid to win and if hit the buy it now follow through and purchase the car. If you want to purchase before the end of the auction PLEASE CALL 484-919-6200!!!!
Overall this is a driver level car that runs in place — as I said brakes and clutch mechanism need to be bled or rebuild from sitting. This would take very little to drive down the road--to the club or out to dinner! With a little restoration this car can be a cool head turner. Racing type muffler gives it a throaty sound. In the summer time just remove hardtop and go. This is your chance to own a piece of undefined Mercedes racing history. The low reserve makes this an affordable project to drive and restore gradually. My loss your gain - selling for health reasons - sorry I never got the chance to finish. Clear FL title in hand.
Vehicle is sold in as AS IS/WHERE IS condition with absolutely no warranty expressed or implied. Buyer is responsible for vehicle pick up and shipping.
$500 deposit required through PayPal within 24 hours of auction end and full payment to be made within 3 days of auction end via cash. or wire transfer. Buyers with questionable or limited transaction feedback please e-mail before bidding. Car is for sale locally so we reserve the right to stop auction at any time. Please be serious about bidding and only bid to buy the car. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have. The car is for sale locally and seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time.
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