For Sale: 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL in Marietta, Georgia

Vehicle Description

Collectible Motor Car of Atlanta has done it again presenting this spectacular 1971 Mercedes Benz 280SL. Mercedes-Benz introduced the 280SL less than a year after the 250SL arrived on the scene, and closed out the "Pagoda" SL line in 1971. The 280 was very similar, to its predecessor, using clean, elegant lines, intelligent placement of the wheels in proportion to the rest of the design, and a tall, "Pagoda" optional removable hard top that allowed for ease of ingress and egress.

Like the other W113 cars, the 280 utilized a monocoque chassis, with front suspension courtesy of coils and wishbones, while the rear incorporated a single-pivot swing axle and transverse springs set up to compensate for camber. Four-wheel discs provide braking power.

The engine is a smooth 2.8-liter, overhead-cam, M130 inline-6. Bosch fuel injection was incorporated as well, and horsepower on the sport tourer is rated at 180 - a fair bit more than the 230 and 250 had access to. Torque is also higher at 177 ft-lb. A 4-speed manual transmission was standard, though the new 4-speed automatic transmission, as this one is equipped, was optional.

Cabin refinement is high, with acres of comfortable, plush, supportive seats, big, readable VDO gauges, and a quality of craftsmanship throughout. The interior climate is controlled by the ice-cold Figiking air conditioning. All the interior lights have been addressed and are in proper working order (dash lights, glove box/ map light, radio, clock, etc.). Safety features of this vintage includes an energy-absorbing steering column (equipped with a superb Nardi steering wheel) and shoulder/ lap Kangol seatbelts, while side marker lights are the biggest external visual difference between the 250 and 280. This very fine example is finished with a quality repaint in stunning Dark Maroon Burgundy with matching Pagoda hardtop (with rear window defogger) as well as Brown soft top. The interior boasts Cognac MB-Tex interior (including original sun visors), satisfying even the most careful collector eye. The SL comes with a new OEM locking gas cap, 2 sets of original keys, original Mercedes tool kit and pouch, original owner's manual, literature and brochure along with original carry pouch. A final detail to note would be the recent tires having 99% tread wear remaining.

280SL's of this caliber are highly desirable and not on the market very often. Inquire today.

Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
  • Listing ID: CC-1580216
  • Price: $119,900
  • Location:Marietta, Georgia
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:280SL
  • Exterior Color:Dark Maroon Burgundy
  • Interior Color:Tan MB-Tex
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:81493
  • Stock Number:327C
  • VIN:11304412023083

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Collectible Motorcar of Atlanta
1750 Enterprise Way, Ste. 109
Marietta, GA 30067
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