This stunning 1969 Mercedes Benz 280sl is excellent running condition. The car was freshly painted in Signal Red DB568 by a professional classic car paint shop. Major service and tuning. Flush fuel tank, new battery, new fuel line, fuel pump, new exhaust system. Replaced rear exhaust manifold. New transmission. New shifter bushing. New carpets. New door panels, kick panels, rechromed, new tires. I have the original Becker radio and it’s working. Other major services performed. Brakes. I am the 3rd owner. I put a lot of time and money into to car. This car is a head turner!!!! Matching numbers, 57,134 miles original miles. The speedometer was replaced at 30,100 miles in 1991. I have receipts for the work on this 280sl.
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.
It’s hard to believe this was nearly 50 years ago. The joy of YouTube is definitely in that one never realizes how many broadcast gems exist out there of which we only recently become aware. Videos like these remind me why I love racing – and why my perpetual passion began with races like this. […]
The 1960s were a great time for American cars, in many ways the last great era for classic US-made automobiles, especially in the luxury car segment. A highlight of that segment was the personal luxury car, designed for driving to work as easily as crossing the country in supreme comfort. Among the very best of […]
Just seven years after heavier-than-air flight was initially achieved, Charles Stewart Rolls made the first non-stop flight by airplane across the English Channel from Britain to France and back again. That historic flight took place 110 years ago, on June 2, 1910, a date that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is commemorating as it marks 116 years […]
June 2, 1970, was a Tuesday. As usual, I arrived at the newspaper office around 5 a.m. to start working my way through the stack of paper filed overnight by the Associated Press sports wire teletypewriters. Ideally, I’d have that process finished, and also have a pretty good start on the design of that day’s […]
Modern steering wheels do more than control which direction a car goes. They’re festooned with buttons that drivers can use to make phone calls or change radio stations. But the first cars didn’t even have steering wheels. The 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen – generally considered to be the first true automobile – instead used a tiller. […]
You’ve finally found the classic car of your dreams. That Falcon Futura, a Corvette Stingray, the exact Shelby Mustang your dad had when you were a kid. You’ve done the research; you knew exactly what to look for and examined the car with white gloves. You trailered it home, backed it into the garage, and […]
Like yours, my car has sat quite a bit over the past few months. Being shut in has not been much fun for anyone. While Arizona seems to be getting back to normal, I’m still not doing my daily commute to the ClassicCars.com offices and making the occasional trip to the grocery. However, a couple […]