1966 Mercedes-Benz W113 230 SL
Distributor needed to be helped out with electronic ignition.
The jets on the cold start valve can get blocked.
Heater control levers are stuck.
Bonnet can come away from it's anchoring.
Beautifully engineered well balanced car. Can roll a bit on sharp corners - but a real blast to drive at the higher end of the rev range.
Speed (mph) = revs/50 in top gear (fourth). Engine sounds lovely in tunnels.
Drop dead gorgeous with the hardtop on, and will bring you back from the dead when topless. A real automotive masterpiece of design.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th June, 2009