For Sale: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL in Heath, Ohio

Vehicle Description

THIS EXTREMELY DESIRABLE 1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL COUPE/ROADSTER WILL BE FEATURED AT THE 2022 MECUM MONTEREY AUCTION SATURDAY AUGUST 20TH 2022 STAR NUMBER S11. PLEASE VISIT MECUM.COM FOR FULL DETAILS AND VIEW 58 PHOTOGRAPHS OF THIS GORGEOUS 280SL!INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY HERE, A 32,954 ACTUAL MILE 1968 280SL! THIS BEAUTIFUL 1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST DOCUMENTED 280SLS FOR SALE IN THE COUNTRY POSSIBLY THE WORLD! THIS 280SL CAME FROM GERMANY VIA THE BALTIMORE PORT OF IMPORTATION, SERIAL NUMBER 113044-12-004171 AND SUBSEQUENTLY DELIVERED TO COLUMBUS, OHIO MERCEDES-BENZ DEALER ED POTTER INC. THE ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER (INCLUDED) INDICATES; 1-MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL COUPE ROADSTER AUTOMATIC WITH A SUGGESTED ADVERTISED DELIVERED PRICE OF $7,392.00. STANDARD EQUIPMENT: GASOLINE INJECTION SYSTEM, POWER BRAKE SYSTEM WITH 4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES, RADIAL TIRES, ADJUSTABLE BUCKET SEATS, ELECTRIC WINDSHIELD WIPERS, MAP LIGHT, STEERING LOCK, ELECTRIC CLOCK, PLASTICIZED UNDERCOATING. ACCESSORIES & NON-STANDARD EQUIPMENT: DB 291 DARK OLIVE .00140 COGNAC MB TEX .00420 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLOOR SHIFT .00 422 POWER STEERING 200.00515 RADIO BECKER EUROPA, AM-FM 174.00591 TINTED GLASS- WINDSHIELD 21.00600 CHROME ROOF BARS 34.00 7821.00DISTRIBUTION & DELIVERY 92.00TOTAL SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE $7913.00ON NOVEMBER 5, 1968 ED POTTER INC. 976 WEST FIFTH AVENUE, COLUMBUS, OHIO 43212, SOLD SERIAL NUMBER 113044-12-004171 TO DR. GEORGE GEANEKOPULOS FOR $7,155.00 PLUS 286.20 TAX AND $10.00 TITLE FOR AN OUT THE DOOR PRICE OF $7,451.20. ORIGINAL NEW CAR SALES ORDER IS INCLUDED. BOTH THE WINDOW STICKER AND THE NEW CAR SALES ORDER ARE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS, NOT COPIES. TITLE WAS ISSUED ALONG WITH A MEMORANDUM CERTIFICATE OF TITLE (INCLUDED) TO GEORGE GEANEKOPULOS ON 1/13/69, TITLE NUMBER 523040 FROM ED POTTER INC. DR. GEORGE OWNED THE 280SL UNTIL HIS DEATH ON OCTOBER 13, 2018 AT AGE 90, DR. GEORGE AND HIS BROTHER DR. CHRIS OWNED A DENTAL PRACTICE IN THE COLUMBUS AREA FOR DECADES. DR. GEORGE WAS A REAL CAR AFICIONADO AND OWNED SEVERAL CLASSIC CARS. UPON HIS PASSING, THE 280SL REMAINED IN THE FAMILY WITH HIS SISTER GLADYS TAKING OWNERSHIP ALTHOUGH SHE NEVER DROVE THE CAR AS SHE WAS OLDER THAN DR. GEORGE AND COULDNT BRING HERSELF TO SELL DR. GEORGES CAR. UNFORTUNATELY GLAYDS HEALTH WAS FAILING AND HAD TO BE TRANSFERRED TO AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY UPON WHICH DR. CHRIS TOOK OWNERSHIP AND SOLD THE CAR. ALTHOUGH DR. CHRIS DIDNT DRIVE THE CAR EITHER. IT IS ESSENTIALLY A ONE OWNER AUTOMOBILE BUT FOR TITLING PURPOSES IT IS CONSIDERED A ONE FAMILY OWNED AUTOMOBILE. THE AUTOMOBILE IS MOSTLY ORIGINAL OTHER THAN MAINTENANCE ITEMS, IT RETAINS THE ORIGINAL SOFT TOP, WOOD, SEATS, DOOR PANELS, DASH, CARPETING, RADIO, SPARE, WHEELS, ALL OF THE BOOKS INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL PINK BUILD CARD PROVING THAT ALL NUMBERS ARE MATCHING AND CORRECT. ORIGINAL ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIAL. ORIGINAL KANGOL USAGE MAINTENANCE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS, ORIGINAL BECKER RADIO BOOKS KEYS INCLUDING THE RED PLASTIC HOLDER. ORIGINAL ALUMINUM IDENTIFICATION PLATE EVEN THE ORIGINAL DEALER STOCK KEY TAG AND KEYS. ORIGINAL SERVICE BOOKLET, OWNERS MANUAL, ORANGE CATALOG B PARTS BOOKLET, DIRECTORY OF MERCEDES-BENZ DEALERS IN THE UNITED STATES, MERCEDES-BENZ PRODUCTS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF CARS BOOKLET AND FINALLY THE MERCEDES-BENZ SERVICE STATIONS FOR AFRIKA, AMERIKA, ASIEN, AUSTRALIEN! NON-ORIGINAL PARTS INCLUDE SHOCKS (REPLACEMENT BILSTIENS), COMPLETE STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST SYSTEM WITH NEW RUBBER DONUTS EXHAUST HANGERS , FRONT STABILIZER LINKS (MB OEM), BATTERY AND BATTERY HOLD DOWN FRAME (MB OEM), MOTOR MOUNTS, FAN BELTS (MB OEM), WIPER BLADES.THIS SURVIVOR 280SL IS BELIEVED TO HAVE MOSTLY ORIGINAL PAINT, HARD TO BELIEVE A 53 YEAR CAR HASNT HAD SOME TOUCH UP. ORIGINAL SPOT WELDS ARE PRESENT, FENDER WELLS, ENGINE COMPARTMENT, PICTURES TO DETAIL ALL ASPECTS OF THE UNDERCARRIAGE, FENDER WELLS, FRAME RAILS. THE AUTOMOBILE APPEARS TO RETAIN ALL ORIGINAL SHEET METAL INCLUDING THE FRONT FENDERS WHICH ARE WELL KNOWN FOR THE HEADLIGHT CREASES THAT MATCH THE HEADLIGHT BEZELS. ALL OF THE TRIM IS ORIGINAL INCLUDING RUBBER SHRINKAGE INSET IN THE DOOR PROTECTION MOLDINGS. TRUNK COMPARTMENT IS ALL ORIGINAL AS WELL INCLUDING THE SPARE TIRE COVER, JACK, COMPLETE TOOL BAG, (PROBABLY NEVER USED), CORRECT DATE STAMP 5/68 ON ALL OF THE WHEELS. THE CAR STARTS RIGHT UP, RUNS FLAWLESSLY. ALL OF THE CHROME INSIDE IS PERFECT AS ARE THE BUTTONS, SWITCHES, PLASTICS, INTERIOR WOOD TRIM (WHICH HAS NOT BEEN REFINISHED), THE RADIO LOOKS PERFECT AS DOES THE STEERING WHEEL AND TRIM. TRULY A REMARKABLE FIND AND THIS CLASSIC MERCEDES-BENZ HAS TO BE ONE OF THE MOST LOWEST MILEAGE, ORIGINAL, DOCUMENTED, NUMBERS MATCHING 280SLS FOR SALE IN THE WORLD! Visit Nelson Auto Group online at www.nelsonautogroup.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 740-915-7627 today to schedule your test drive.

Vehicle Details

  • 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
  • Listing ID: CC-1624947
  • Price: Contact Seller
  • Location:Heath, Ohio
  • Year:1969
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:280SL
  • Exterior Color:DARK OLIVE
  • Interior Color:COGNAC
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:32954
  • Stock Number:21005
  • VIN:11304412004171
Listed By:
Nelson Automotive, Ltd.
1691 Hebron Road
Heath, OH 43056

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