A nut ‘n bolt restoration, everything is new or rebuilt and I suspect it would be a show-winner in most any venue.
The undercarriage is essentially original, still with factory undercoat (darkened with age), proving this car never “rusted into the ground” in a damp atmosphere or salty road condition. The floorboards were only cleaned.
After completion, she was left in our care, our client visiting to drive it several times. Needs change—he said, “let the next caretaker have a turn.”
A top level restoration takes about 2500 shop hours, plus the cost of new parts and machine work. Figure in the pre-restoration value of the car, and it’s not difficult to estimate his investment. This is an opportunity to obtain a world-class 280SL for less than the cost of its restoration.
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John Lennon’s 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL will be featured in the docket for Worldwide Auctioneers’ inaugural Scottsdale sale, scheduled for January 18, 2017.
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