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

Vehicle Description

Spectacular condition throughout

Original California car from new!

Last year for this highly desirable model

Just released from a prominent Southern California collection

Stunning factory correct color combination

Fitted with all options including rare factory air conditioning, automatic transmission and two tops

1 of only 831 produced

One of the best original examples we have ever offered!

Accompanied by its owner's manual, tools, and original California license plates

Tremendous investment potential!!

A dream for the Mercedes-Benz collector



Options include:


Frigiking air conditioning

Power steering

Power 4-wheel disc brakes

Automatic transmission

Becker Europa radio

Heated rear glass

Both removable hardtop and soft top


The 280SL 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 exquisite 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster featured here is finished in classic and desired Astral Silver Metallic over a black interior and matching folding convertible top. Fitted from the factory with every available option, including rare Frigiking air conditioning. This investment-grade original California car has been meticulously maintained from new and has never left the state of California until our acquisition, which would explain its extraordinary condition. Over the years I've owned more 280SL Roadsters than any one individual in the country and I can say with certainty this is without question one of the nicest original, well-preserved examples I have seen. We are proud to offer this numbers matching original California 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster to the most sophisticated investor, collector, or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the investment potential of this iconic motorcar.

Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014, and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
  • Listing ID: CC-1585227
  • Price: $159,900
  • Location:St. Ann, Missouri
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:280SL
  • Exterior Color:SIlver Metallic
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:Inline 6
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:407765
  • VIN:11304412019608
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
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