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post #241 of 733 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 08:22 AM
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Nice looking SL. Reminds me of the good old days and my 280SL. Did you have to do any restoration work or was it stored for decades?

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Nice looking SL. Reminds me of the good old days and my 280SL. Did you have to do any restoration work or was it stored for decades?
I understand the 230sl was bought for a Lady at or around her 60th Birthday and she kept it well into here 90's. It was then purchased by my neighbour with a mere 38000 miles on it a few years ago all well documented. It was repainted but all else is fairly original with very little work required. I have had it the last year and it now has a total 42000 miles on her. My only frustration is there is no soft top on this car and it would appear frames are pretty big $$$.

Just the same she's an absolute pleasure to drive. If you have had a 280sl, i'm sure you know the feeling!

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I understand the 230sl was bought for a Lady at or around her 60th Birthday and she kept it well into here 90's. It was then purchased by my neighbour with a mere 38000 miles on it a few years ago all well documented. It was repainted but all else is fairly original with very little work required. I have had it the last year and it now has a total 42000 miles on her. My only frustration is there is no soft top on this car and it would appear frames are pretty big $$$.

Just the same she's an absolute pleasure to drive. If you have had a 280sl, i'm sure you know the feeling!

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You do have the Pagoda hardtop don't you?

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You do have the Pagoda hardtop don't you?
Have the hardtop, much more fun with no top, just have to keep an eye on the weather.

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1972 280e

This is our 1972 280E which is used sparingly and we really enjoy our outings with it.

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[My only frustration is there is no soft top on this car and it would appear frames are pretty big $$$. ]


Hi Rob,
Somewhere in greater Sydney or maybe Brisbane their will be an old tradesman that can build you new frames for soft top. Put ad in Trading Post or Community papers
I recently found an old guy in country WA who has just rbuilt the bed mechanism for a Westfalia camper for me- luckily I had orginal.
He is 83 and over last two years has built a replica 1928 MB sports.
Had to make slightly wider bonnet to fit in 110 motor on carbs.
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I want to keep it original, so sooner or later I'll come across one

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I want to keep it original, so sooner or later I'll come across one

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Any idea how or why the soft top frame was removed? Seems very odd to me...

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Never had a soft top, can't figure why but the storage compartment has never been used.

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First post on this form and seems approperate to to show some pics of my project.
Front view
Side view
Rear view

Been sitting with a cover since 1979, needs a bit of everthing but very solid and sound. I've restored several cars building my skills and tools but still not ready to tackle this project. Might be asking many questions over the next couple of years.
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