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10-03-2005, 10:11 AM
Firstly, I own a 1989 BMW 735il and use the Roadfly message board for that car almost daily. I am considering buying a 230 or 280 sl and wanted to ask a few questions abut what to look for, parts availability, problem areas etc. I can't help but notice that this particular forum is not as populated as the other ones on Roadfly. Is this still a valuable resource or is there another forum that might be able to help me a bit more? Thanks for your indulgence.


10-03-2005, 10:14 AM
I don't konw where to point you for good classic info. You're gonna have to google it to really find a good pocket of classic MB enthusiasts. Chances are it's not at the few MB specific forums.

10-04-2005, 08:13 AM

Pete W.
12-21-2005, 04:41 PM
I found a few by googling:
W107 Pagoda Mercedes message board
Just sold my 280sl but still lurk.

08-04-2006, 12:32 PM
230SL motor revs quicker because of fewer crank main bearings
230SL has rear drum brakes
230SL automatic is a harsh shifting car

injection system is the same on both

280SL has smoother/stronger power
both have 'kingpin' front suspensions, and many mounts that loosen and cause poor handling

rust is an ISSUE for any at this point - inspect very well,
top to bottom, inside and out

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