1968 | Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda
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Make Mercedes-Benz Model SL-Class Model name 280 SL Series W 113 Year of manufacture 1968 Condition category Original Mileage (read) 37,000 mls Previous owners 2 First registration 10/1968 Matching numbers Yes Body style Convertible Body detail Roadster Power (kw/hp) 125/170 Cubic capacity (ccm) 2,778 Cylinders 6 Doors 2 Steering Left (LHD) Transmission Automatic Drive Rear Front Brake Disc Rear Brake Disc Fuel Petrol Exterior colour White Interior colour Blue Interior material Leather Air conditioning
HISTORY OF THE 280SL
The 113 Mercedes-Benz platform was introduced in the summer of 1963 with the 230SL. Designed to continue the SL line from the iconic 190SL and the legendary 300SL, the new 113 SL provided a sporty driving experience with an adequate level of comfort. The iconic “Pagoda” shape was defined by the removable hardtop and aluminum boot that concealed the convertible top when not in use. While the large chrome grill and three pointed star in the front harked back to the previous generation of SLs, customers were enamored with the newly introduced fuel injected inline-six cylinder engine, excellent handling suspension and powerful brakes. The 280SL was first assembled in December 1967 and marked the third and final iteration of the 113 chassis. With an upgraded 2.8 liter 195 horsepower engine, the 280SL transitioned the 113 chassis from a sporty two-seater to a finely appointed, adequately powered sports roadster. In the U.S., most 280SLs received a factory 4-speed automatic transmission. Considered by some Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts to be the last classic SL, the 280SL has become a highly sought-after automobile by both collectors and motoring enthusiasts.
This lovely white and navy blue 1969 Mercedes 280SL(NUMBERS MATCHING ENGINE AND AUTOMATIC GEARBOX) has been owned by the same owner in Portugal since 1997 and it has always been stored inside. It comes with tools and books as well as its original hardtop. It also comes with a stack of many receipts for work done to the car over the years.
The car has recently gone through a very extensive mechanical restoration; with over €12,000 being spent on an engine rebuild and transmission rebuild as well.This is a clean car inside and out; not perfect but definitely an above average super clean and good looking driver that is dry and well kept and maintained for many years.
This car was never involved in any major accident or serious damage.We can help with transport. Within Europe you do not need to pay any import duties.
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Condition & Registration
Engine (Seller assessment): 5 of 5 Technique (Seller assessment): 5 of 5 Paint (Seller assessment): 4 of 5 Interior (Seller assessment): 4 of 5 Registered Ready to drive Accident-free Vehicle-ID: 261228
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