John Travolta drives a Mercedes 230SL

February 7, 2011 12:00 AM

John Travolta has always been an old school kind of guy, so it's appropriate he rolls around in a Mercedes-Benz 230SL Roadster, reports Celebrity Cars Blog.

The car began taking on the roads in July of 1963 and was produced until 1967.

Models came with a 4-speed manual transmission but many American versions opted for an automatic with the same speed.

Front disc/rear drum brakes with power assist and the automatic transmission made it popular in the U.S. market. Approximately 20,000 cars we built during its 4-year run.

The car has made many appearances in films, including the Academy Award-nominated German film "The Baader Meinhof Complex," where it can be seen in the driveway of a character's home. A white version of the roadster is reportedly used in a 1967 film called "The Young Girls of Rochefort," starring Gene Kelley and Catherine Deneuve.

Travolta was photographed driving a brown 230SL leaving dinner with his wife, the beautiful Kelly Preston.

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