WORKSHOP MANUALS:

 

Workshop manuals are available so that you can do your own work. These are the same manuals that your dealer uses. S-6510-1402-13 is meant for cars starting Aug 1959. This includes the 230SL, 250SL, and others. For 280SL order S-6510-1404-13. Cars with automatic transmissions need manual S-1200-000. These manuals are all that should be required to do many repairs yourself or bring them to a local shop so they can do a proper job.

 

ORIGINAL INVOICES:

 

The original factory invoice is available for your car. You can write to MBNA, One Mercedes Drive, Montvale, NJ. 07645. Attn: Public Relations Dept. Send a photo-copy of your title to prove ownership and to give them the serial number. Make sure the number matches your car. It takes about 6 weeks. If MBNA fails to get it, write to Daimler-Benz Archives, 7000 Stuttgart 60, Germany. Remember, it takes a while so be patient.

 

PRODUCTION DATA AND CHASSIS NUMBERS:

 

Your car may not be titled the same year it was built. This happened frequently. The changes that were made during the years of manufacture were many and were done by chassis number designation not by year. It is therefore important to have the serial number of your car and even some of the components when purchasing parts. On the Serial Number page you will see the locations of where to find the serial numbers for the chassis, engine , front suspension and rear axle.

PAINT CODES/COLORS

DB-40 Black

DB-50 White

DB-158 White Gray

DB-166 Blue Gray

DB-180 Silver Metallic

DB-190 Graphite Gray

DB-334 Light Blue

DB-534 Fire Engine Red

DB-543 Strawberry Red Metallic

DB-608 Ivory

 

*The factory may have used other colors for special requests.

 

 

 

Following are production numbers and chassis numbers for each year:

 

 

Year

Production

Chassis

Style

Engine Num

1963

1465

280SL

113.042

127.981 (150HP)

1964

6911

230SL

113.042

127.981

1965

6325

230SL

113.042

127.091

1966

4945

230SL

113.042

127.081

1967

185

230SL

113.042

127.981

1966

17

250SL

113.043

129.982 (150HP)

1967

5177

250SL

113.043

129.982

1968

2

250SL

113.043

129.982

1967

143

280SL

113.044

130.983 (170HP)

1968

6930

280SL

113.044

130.983

1969

8047

280SL

113.044

130.983

1970

7935

280SL

113.044

130.983

1971

830

280SL

113.044

130.983