1970 | Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

'Pagoda' with Impressive History Including Hardtop

€30,500
Current bid
Status:
Reserve price not met
Estimate:
€69,000 - €90,000
Ends at:
21/07/2024, 17:45:00 UTC
comments:
2
bids:
10
watchers:
39
Remaining time: 3 days, 02:43:41

Description

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Beautiful 'Pagoda' in an Exciting Color Combination

As a true witness of automotive history, this car not only boasts an exceptionally good and technically flawless overall condition but also impresses with a history unusually well-documented for US vehicles.

History:

Originally, this 280 SL with chassis number 11304412020829 was delivered to Mr. Ray Rosso in Newport Beach in 1970. Mr. Rosso drove the vehicle himself until the age of 87 in 1998, covering approximately 110,000 miles.

In 1998, the vehicle changed continents and came into the hands of its first German collector through a renowned dealer from northern Germany. During this transition, the car was carefully restored and cavity-sealed. All age-related wear and tear were repaired.

Until mid-2003, the vehicle remained in the possession of a Hamburg family before being sold to another German owner who only drove the car about 150 km with red plates and never registered it. Subsequently, the vehicle passed into the hands of an enthusiast and lover who eventually sold it to the current owner a few years ago.

Condition:

Over the past few years, around 20,000 EUR have been invested in the maintenance and improvement of this vehicle. The engine and transmission have been overhauled, and the seats and top have been reupholstered. All work was carried out by renowned specialist workshops and documented with corresponding invoices. As a result, the vehicle is in good to very good overall condition, confirmed by a recent appraisal with a rating of 2.

The exceptionally good overall condition and the extremely well-documented history for a US vehicle also mean that this Pagoda continues to feature the US look with horns and split lights.

Vehicle details

Vehicle data

Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model series
SL-Class
Model name
280 SL
Manufacturer code
W 113
First registration date
07/1970
Year of manufacture
1970
Mileage (read)
30,640 mls
Chassis number
11304412020829
Engine number
Not provided
Gearbox number
Not provided
Matching numbers
No
Number of owners
5

Technical details

Body style
Convertible (Roadster)
Power (kW/hp)
125/170
Cubic capacity (cm³)
2778
Cylinders
6
Doors
Not provided
Steering
Left (LHD)
Gearbox
Automatic
Gears
Not provided
Transmission
Rear
Front brakes
Disc
Rear brakes
Disc
Fuel type
Petrol

Individual configuration

Exterior color
Blue
Manufacturer color name
903- blau
Interior color
Blue
Interior material
Imitation leather

Condition, registration & documentation

Condition category
Restored
Has Report
Report provider
CT Inspections
Rating
2
Condition
MOT
Historical license plate
Checkbook & invoices
Registered
Ready to drive

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Remaining time: 3 days, 02:43:41

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  • 15/07/2024, 13:50:07 UTC
    New Bid
    🇩🇪User 16800
    €30,500
  • 14/07/2024, 21:23:04 UTC
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    🇩🇪User 72468
    €29,500
  • 14/07/2024, 15:36:55 UTC
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    🇩🇪User 16800
    €24,000
  • 13/07/2024, 19:47:23 UTC
    New Bid
    🇨🇭User 91224
    €23,500
  • 13/07/2024, 18:07:03 UTC
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    🇨🇭User 63313
    €23,000
  • 13/07/2024, 17:22:43 UTC
    New Bid
    🇮🇹User 9797
    €22,500
  • 10/07/2024, 16:28:09 UTC
    New Bid
    🇨🇭User 63313
    €22,000
  • 10/07/2024, 11:35:26 UTC
    New Bid
    🇩🇪User 72468
    €18,365
  • 09/07/2024, 17:46:34 UTC
    New Bid
    🇨🇭User 63313
    €10,000
  • 09/07/2024, 17:38:02 UTC
    New Bid
    🇩🇪User 60411
    €1,000
  • 05/07/2024, 15:24:18 UTC
    Comment
    🇩🇪User 85

    Großartige Farbkombination. Steht dem Wagen deutlich besser, als silber oder schwarz!

  • 05/07/2024, 13:41:01 UTC
    Comment
    🇩🇪User 96137

    Schönes Fahrzeug!

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