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For Sale: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL in Stratford, Connecticut


Vehicle Description

The Mercedes Benz SL class has been the benchmark for German luxury sports cars since the introduction of the 300SL "Gullwing" in 1954. The concept of a lightweight, luxurious car combining aspects of both a sports car and a tourer was a huge success and created a niche market segment that is still extremely popular to this day. The followup to the famous 300SL and 190SL, the W113 chassis was introduced in 1963. The W113, based on a modified W111 platform, was a revolutionary design that implemented cutting edge technological advancements for the time. With striking good looks and a newly designed "safety body" that allowed for impact-absorbing crumple zones for increased passenger protection, the new SL class was a hit; however, some complained about the lack of a more powerful version. In 1967, Mercedes unveiled the 170-horsepower 280SL, which proved to be the most popular of all W113 models.

This 1971 Mercedes Benz 280SL, finished in a stunning black paint over a red leather interior, is a fantastic example of one of Mercedes' most adored collector vehicles. It comes from long-term ownership and features the hardtop that gave the 280SL its nickname of "Pagoda." Air conditioning and 4-speed automatic transmission make this the epitome of the classic luxury sports car, allowing its driver to enjoy the roads with ease and comfort. A fantastic driver and freshly serviced, this gorgeous 280SL is ready for the roads ahead.



Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
  • Listing ID:CC-1365959
  • Price:$89,000
  • Location:Stratford, Connecticut
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:280SL
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:Inline 6
  • Odometer:75000
  • Stock Number:452345
  • Title Status:Clear