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Question 1965 230sl with golde sunroof

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I have purchased a 230sl with a Golde sunroof in the hardtop and I am wondering if anyone has seen one before and how many were produced? I was told it was a factory option that was pretty rarely purchased, and I have found a mechanic of 40 years strictly Mercedes that has one and he has said this is only the second he has seen, what do you all have to say?
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Golde Sunroof

I have a Golde in the 300SEL and need parts for it.
They went out of biz, and were after factory installation.
These were put into Porsche, VW and many others
Webasto is the factory roof

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There was one with a sunroof and roofbars pictured at the Blacklick Ohio Pagoda GTG back in July, which of course I can't find.

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Never even heard of it...

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Talking golde sunrroof

Hi all,
Thank you for the information and I just wanted to add some information I have found so far. I am quite new to vintage Mercedes,this is my first one, and I am doing a fair amount of research to try and come up to speed. There is alot out there and my brain is still spinning and trying to sort it all out. My 1965 230sl has 46,000 miles and is in pretty good condition, at least to my untrained eye.
The Golde sunroof is a product that was created in Germany. There is a good history on it at Coachbuilders, Coachbuilt Cars, Coachbuilding History, Encyclopedia of American Coach Builders & Coachwork and its American franchise. A gentleman by the name of Heinz Prechter started the American sunroof company with I think it was the grandson of the Golde in Germany, in mid 1900's. They started in San Fransisco and then opened a branch in north hollywood in early to mid 60's, behind a car customizer named George Barris, who is fairly famous. These were the after market sunroofs, but I have also found some references to Mercedes putting sunroofs in a few cars including the 220se in the 1950's, approximately 24 of them done according this reference, dont know if correct or not.
I am going to try Mercedes USA vintage group here in Irvine also to try and verify.
Anyway Thanks and all information is good I am a research junkie!
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Thanks in advance for your research endeavor.
IF....
you find existing parts sources please inform us.

Love my sunroofs !
even more so at night.

There is something about the sunroof open, about midnight, full moon, heater blasting, January, through a high pass in the mountains, snow on both sides, Tahoe area to be exact.

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