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W113 230SL auto gearbox issue..

I just purchased my first Mercedes, a 1967 230SL. Unfortunately it broke down on the way home, just after 150km...! Maybe it was mad at me for taking it out in the snow and slush, but cruising at 3000rpm, the gearbox went out of gear suddently and without any noises. After pulling over and going to park and then 4 again, it wouldn't shift up from 2nd gear. 1-2 works manually, but that's it.
The speedometer died at the same time.....!

Oil level is just above minimum, no leaks.

Thanks in advance,

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what you have here is the rear pump on the trans died , so you also loose speedo .common problem . you can replace pump in the car , but , it is better to send the hole trans to a rebuilder . www.peius.com or ????
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