1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Matching Numbers Engine Out Rebuild Excellent Compression Mechanically Sorted Original Black Hardtop This is a lovely Mercedes-Benz 280 SL from 1968, the first year of production. The car is numbers matching and was optioned from the factory in its current white over black color scheme, as well as black painted hubcaps and hardtop. This is a very clean example with a straight body and good gaps and has been fitted with a brand new German soft top. The car has been recenlty refreshed with a brand new soft top as well. The original engine was taken out and was resealed as the engine had previously been rebuilt and maintains excellent compression. The entire engine compartment was cadmium plated and along with the engine is in incredible condition. The interior presents beautifully and features recovered seats, new carpeting and upgraded speakers which are easily removable if so desired. The wood and door panels are original to the car. All the mechanicals have been gone through including the brakes and the car is very well sorted and provides the driver with plenty of confidence. We sent the car to a Mercedes 280SL Specialist, and have a receipt for over $10,000 worth of mechanical work. The car spent its life in the South before making its way to us. Comes with service documentation from the previous owner, original books, data card and original black hardtop.
John Lennon’s 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL will be featured in the docket for Worldwide Auctioneers’ inaugural Scottsdale sale, scheduled for January 18, 2017.
Two classic roadsters originally owned by legendary female stars of stage and screen will be auctioned in August by Bonhams during its Quail Lodge sale.
Forty years ago, I started looking for my dream car, both now among the most sought-after German classics and far beyond the reach of the average classic car aficionado.
Brumos was among the most famous of all Porsche dealerships, known not only for its sales of Porsche cars on Florida’s northeast coast but for the success on the race track of its vehicles, which were driven by the likes of Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood. In 2015, the dealership was sold to the Field […]
Open-wheel racing cars come in a variety of sizes, and that includes the size of the engine and the vehicle itself. For example, in road racing, drivers often start in smaller and less powerful Formula Vee or Formula Ford cars and work their way up to Grand Prix racing. On America’s oval tracks, the progression […]
You don’t have to own or even ride motorcycles to appreciate them, and especially those of an older vintage, as mechanical marvels or for their amazing sculptural designs. And if we revere the pioneers of the automobile, what sort of pedestal should we reserve for those who first challenged what passed as roadways on two […]
Automakers boast of their vehicles’ lap times around the Nurburgring or over a 1-mile straightaway, and recently of the range of their electric-powered fleet. But Mercedes-Benz is claiming an automotive record of another sort as a pair of its Unimog U 5023 off-road vehicles have claimed driving at a height of nearly 21,962 feet. The […]
Contending that “retro has never been as strong as today,” German tuning specialist DMC has launched Emozione GT, its retro-styled aerodynamic body kit for the 992 generation of the Porsche 911. The kit follows the company’s earlier SV-inspired wing for the Lamborghini Aventador and its Classic Countach wing for the Lamborghini Huracan. The company says […]
Resto-mods have become hot commodities in the collector car market, offering the style and splendor of vintage vehicles with the drivability and reliability of the modern stuff. And while mid-century American cars are fading in value as their constituency ages, there are those 1950s cars that still excite any generation, such as the ‘55 Chevy. […]
There was much trepidation going into Arizona Auction Week 2020 following the bummer results from the Monterey collector car sales in August, when gross figures were down by nearly a third, and after a disappointing 2019 in general. But the numbers are in (mostly) and the overall results for Arizona’s collector car extravaganza and its […]