Spectacular restoration by Pebble Beach Concours winning specialists
Over $100,000 invested
Only 49,386 documented miles!
Known history from new
Numbers matching engine & automatic gearbox
Numbers matching hood & removable factory hardtop
Rare & desirable 280SL Roadster
One of only 4,102 produced for the U.S. market
Stunning & desirable factory correct color combination
Factory Frigiking Air Conditioning
Automatic Transmission With Floor Shift
Power 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Front & Rear Bumper Guards
Heat Insulated Glass
Blaupunkt AM/FM Radio
New Whitewall Tires
Incredible documentation includes original registration, owner’s manual, original service booklet, original warranty plate, original VIN stamped warranty book, records dating back to 1976, registration receipts, Mercedes-Benz data card copy & more!
One of the most stunning and best driving examples that can be found on the market today!
A dream for the collector or enthusiast!
The 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster featured here is finished in its stunning factory correct color combination of Anthracite Grey with a matching removable factory hardtop over a black interior with matching black folding convertible top. It was sold new in January 1970 by Imported Cars in Greenwich, Connecticut, and has been under meticulous care since. In 2014, the Pebble Beach Concours winning specialists of Manns Restoration were commissioned to perform a full restoration with over $100,000 invested during the process. This 280SL presents wonderfully today, displays 49,000 documented miles on the odometer and is still propelled by its numbers matching drivetrain. A plethora of original documentation accompanies this classic Mercedes-Benz including its original books, tools, service and restoration invoices. We are extremely proud to offer this 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates low mileage and wonderful restored condition. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or [email protected] for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Trades welcome. Financing available. Buy with confidence.
HISTORY OF THE 280SL
The 113 Mercedes-Benz platform was introduced in the summer of 1963 as 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. The large chrome grill and three pointed star upfront harked back to the previous generation of SLs while customers were enticed by the 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 generation of the 113 chassis. With an upgraded 2.8 liter 195 horsepower engine, the 280SL marked the 113 chassis transition 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 and air conditioning. Considered by some to be the last classic SL, the 280SL has become a highly sought-after automobile by both collectors and motoring enthusiasts.
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