One off example of a racer/driver, mechanically running (started a month ago) Mercedes SL. The car has been in our family since 2007 in dry storage – I have never driven it and purchased from a used car dealer in upstate Pennsylvania. The dealer I purchase it from believed it to be a retired race car, as evidenced by the competition-style gas tank with the fill spout in the trunk and the fact that many of the trim parts are plastic; the interior has also been stripped to save weight. There are also trophies that came with this vehicle in the trunk. The car includes some limited paperwork from the 280 conversion. It is titled as a W123 with a twin cam work horse engine, four speed manual transmission but looks mostly like a W113. In order to list it on EBAY, we estimated the chassis to be possibly a 1965 model. The car has several new parts: brake master cylinder reservoir, new clutch slave and master cylinder, newer aftermarket fog lights, etc. Please notice bundt-style wheels. This looks like the logo car for the former Pagoda group web site—use your imagination and install a roll bar and decals on the doors and you’re off to the races. Car came with no steering wheel; we obtained an OK one to use and there is a second one in the trunk. We also changed the racing style ignition switch to a universal one to make it more street legal.
See listing: 1965 Mercedes Benz SL Class (from October 31, 2015)