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For Sale: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL in St. Ann, Missouri

Vehicle Description

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL California Coupe Roadster



Spectacular condition

Original California car

Known history from new

Only three meticulous California owners

Rare 'California Coupe' equipped with factory hardtop and rear seating

Last year produced

One of only 831

Drives and performs like new

Gorgeous original color combination

Incredible documentation, including owner’s manual and service records dating back to 1972

Tremendous investment potential

A collector’s dream



Options include:


Rare factory air conditioning

4-speed automatic transmission

Power steering

Becker Mexico AM/FM cassette player

Power 4-wheel disc brakes

Removable hardtop

Rear seating

Leather interior


The 280 SL Roadsters are without a doubt the sweet spot of the classic Mercedes-Benz model range. They remain attainable despite rapidly increasing values over recent years, in addition to being extremely stylish, and reliable enough to be used for pleasure on a frequent basis. The elegant and understated styling of these Roadsters, penned by designer and artist Paul Bracq, made the model a desirable accessory for young Hollywood celebrities in the late 1960s and early 1970s.


The magnificent 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL California Coupe Roadster featured here is finished in gorgeous Satin Beige Metallic over Cognac leather interior. This incredible motorcar was sold new in Van Nuys, California and remained in California all this time with only three meticulous owners.


Today, this 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL California Coupe Roadster presents in spectacular condition, benefiting from a high-level restoration. This motorcar is one of very few examples produced in February of 1971, which would be the last month of production for this coveted model. Equipped with nearly every available option, including factory air conditioning, removable hardtop, and rear seating, this is the perfect example to add to any premier collection. We are proud to offer this exquisite 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL California Coupe Roadster to the most particular collector, investor, or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the investment potential of this great classic.


Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
  • Listing ID:CC-1534289
  • Price:$99,900
  • Location:St. Ann, Missouri
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:280SL
  • Exterior Color:Golden Metallic
  • Interior Color:Cognac
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:Inline 6
  • Odometer:80723
  • Stock Number:407684
  • Trim Level:California Coupe
  • VIN:11304412023667
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive
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