For Sale: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL in Costa Mesa, California

Vehicle Description

The Pagoda offered here has had just three owners from new and was in the hands of its second owner from 1978 until 2014. This U.S. delivery SL retains both its factory hardtop and soft-tops, and it is outfitted with the four-speed automatic transmission, as well as air conditioning. In 2014, this SL was treated to an engine-out restoration. After the engine and transmission were removed from the car to be fully rebuilt, the body was completely stripped to bare metal to be refinished in its current shade of Light Ivory. The suspension was fully rebuilt and fitted with an all-new braking system. Additionally, the car's chrome was all triple plated, and an all-new exhaust was fitted. Inside, the gauges were completely rebuilt, and the interior was completely restored using only correct Mercedes-Benz materials.

After the restoration was completed this SL was sold to a Wisconsin based collector who kept it in a climate controlled building with his other cars (it would not be fair to call this place a "garage") where it was used sparingly and given light services. In 2020, the car was sent to a Mercedes-Benz specialty shop in Glendale, WI for a major service and mechanical freshening. The receipt on hand totals just about $10,000.

This is a fantastic driving 280SL that retains all of its factory welds, original floors and has an excellent rust-free body. In addition to its superb cosmetic presentation, it also runs and drive beautifully.

Vehicle Details

  • 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
  • Listing ID: CC-1592045
  • Price: $159,500
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1969
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:280SL
  • Exterior Color:Light Ivory
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:92030
  • Stock Number:10562 PCH
  • VIN:113.044-12-003756

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European Collectibles
1665 Babcock Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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