1967 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Project Car and Parts

1967 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 230SL

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 200-Series
Type: Convertible
Trim: 230SL
Year: 1967
Mileage: 9999999
VIN: 11304212019285
Color: Red
Engine: 6-Cylinder See Description
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic - See Description
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Grimes, Iowa, United States
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 1967

For Sale - 1967 Mercedes Benz 230SL Project Car and Parts AS-IS

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This car is in need of a full restoration and is being sold AS IS, with no warranty express or implied. We acquired the car many years ago and began accumulating parts for it, including a second partial 280SL chassis. We have now lost the steam for doing the restoration. During our ownership, the car has been stored in indoor climate-controlled space, but it was obviously outside and had rust damage before we acquired it. Because of the space it is in, it is difficult/impossible to get decent pictures of the undercarriage and right side.

The vehicle needs full restoration. The engine, transmission and differential are not original to the car. There is rust throughout the car, but many new and used body and structural panels are included. We do not have all of the parts for the car, including the hood and soft top. Please see all of the photos for a better idea of the overall condition.

TITLE: We hold a clear, current title to this car and also a clear title to the second partial chassis. Sale will include a bill of sale plus the two titles. Title transfer must be done within 10 days of possession.

BODY: Complete except hood and soft top. Trunk lid has dents/impact damage. Windshield broken. Rust in typical floor and chassis panels. A factory hardtop is included but will also require a full restoration.

ENGINE: The car was missing its M127 engine, transmission and differential when we bought it. We acquired an upgraded M130 (280 SE/SL) 6 cyl engine for the car and had machine work done to the block and head. Head machined and valves done. The engine and parts have been stored indoors in climate control but have gotten light surface rust and dusty. Block never assembled, but most new, original and reconditioned parts to assemble are present and included. Also parts such as the injection pump, etc. are present, but condition is unknown. We also have a second M130 (280SE) complete engine, which also could be rebuilt or used for additional parts.

TRANSMISSION: We have acquired three automatic transmissions for possible use, but do not know their internal condition. One is tagged as a W113 chassis car (230/250/280SL), one as a W108 (280SE) and the transmission from the second engine tagged 280SE. Recommend rebuild of one or all.

DIFFERENTIAL: Came from the second chassis (1969 280SL). We have not inspected, but rolls under the car. We have a partial driveshaft from this car as well.

SUSPENSION: Complete under the car, but all rubber parts need to be replaced. Also have a second front subframe and another set of front a-arms, etc. Car is a "roller”, but should not be considered drivable without rebuild. Steering gear in place, no shaft or steering wheel in place.

INTERIOR: Basically all missing. There is a pair of seats from a 280SE sedan, but they are not correct to the car. No instruments, gauges, switches, radio or wiring. No upholstery, carpet, chrom, wood trim, etc.

EXTERIOR: Both doors in decent shape. Rear quarters will need typical body prep & paintwork. Front fenders, header panel, etc. are present from second car and have had previous repairs/bodywork. Further repair and installation will be needed. Most exterior chrome missing. We have a few pieces. Hardtop will need full cosmetic restoration.

EXTRA PARTS: Boxes of them. All Mercedes, but some trim and other pieces are likely from W108 280SE sedans as well as W113 SL's. The SE parts were acquired as several are compatible. All replacement body and structural panels we have are W113.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Be forewarned, one of us is a bit more Mercedes knowledgeable than the other but we will do our best to answer all questions as accurately as possible.
. I am listing this for local pickup. The car is stored indoors in a garage that is not easily accessible so some advanced work is needed. For a non-local buyer who wants the car and parts shipped, I will work with you to get the car and parts delivered to a shipper of your choice within 20 miles of Des Moines, IA. You are responsible for paying for all freight and shipping. The boxes of parts will not all fit in the car and I would estimate two pallets worth, minimum. International shipping may be possible but I have never shipped anything this large out of country. It will take a coordinated effort to get it sent. Let me know how to arrange things and I will be happy to do what I can. ***
Finally, this car is being listed locally and maybe removed from this listing with no notice.

Again, if there are any questions, please let me know.
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