|You don't ever really own a car like this - you just get to be part of it's story for a while.
I've had my fun.
Maybe now it's your turn.
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|Actually, the day I bought this car I went in to buy something else. A BMW 850 coupe - a late 90's muscle car. But then I saw this - sleek, chic and effortlessly sexy. Midnight blue, white wall tires, and the whispered promise of weekend road trips, summer cruising and old school fun. And I wasn't wrong... Think about it - 1964. Muhammad Ali becomes heavyweight champion of the world, the Rolling Stones release their first album, and 'From Russia With Love' is playing at the movies. And somewhere, in a German factory - this svelte coupe rolls off the production lines. With an inline six cylinder engine, state of the art aluminum panels and its distinctive pagoda roof - the Mercedes Benz 230SL was a genre defining sports car. Then, and certainly now. Even more rare, was the manual gear box versions like this one, which gave a more thrilling, gutsy driving experience. I've had this car for four years. It's been my friend, my confidante, and my partner in crime. It has starred in photo shoots and videos, and been lovingly serviced and maintained. I thought I would never sell it, but when the time comes to leave the country you grew up in - you have to let some things go. But anyway, that's my story. And this car is about to join someone else's. I envy them. But naturally, pleasure comes at a price. This one is AU$59,000.|