Classic 1968 Mercedes 230S – Partially Restored Project Car
1968 Mercedes 230S. This vehicle was acquired in project car condition and has undergone significant repairs to bring it back to life. While it still requires attention, major mechanical components have been restored, making it a great foundation for further customization and restoration.
The engine has been restored to functioning condition and is now in working order. The oil pump was replaced and is currently filled with high-performance racing oil. We check the oil level regularly and haven’t had any oil leak issues since replacing the oil pump.
The following essential components have been replaced:
– Braking system: Including front pads and rotors with new brake fluid. The rear drums were serviced.
– Suspension (excluding coils).
– Tires were replaced in 2018 including the spare tire. Very few miles on them.
– Battery: A new battery has been installed.
– Distributor system was redone by a master mechanic.
– Windshield wiper motor: Replaced with part from another Mercedes W111 model. Not new but working. Wiper arms were adjusted to lay flat appropriately.
– Transmission: Professionally rebuilt.
While many major repairs have been undertaken, please note that the carburetor may require some attention. The carb has given us trouble in the past but the car still runs generally pretty smoothly. We considered upgrading the carb to the performance Weber carb that was made for the W111 Mercedes models. You can find conversion kits on eBay for about $1,000 or less. Additionally, the front driver wheel panel paint has suffered some damage, which will need refinishing. Significant cracking and chipping of paint. In general, the car will need an entirely fresh coat of paint.
Both the exterior and interior of the vehicle require cosmetic attention. However, with some dedicated effort, you can transform this classic beauty into a showstopper. It offers a blank canvas for you to customize according to your personal taste and style.
With this purchase, you will receive a new air conditioner compressor, although the entire air conditioning system has been removed. The accompanying parts for the system will be included. You will need to determine which parts are salvageable and which are not. The system was filled with R12 refrigerant. The engine struggled not to stall on idle with air con so the system was removed.
Moreover, the previous owner has left behind a comprehensive repair and tune-up guide, Chilton’s Repair & Tune-Up Guide, along with notes documenting work done on the car. The value of the notes is pretty hit-and-miss in our experience. Ideally, you would not need them.
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Location: Katy, Texas, United States