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For Sale: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL in O'Fallon, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Gateway Classic Cars of Atlanta is proud to present this 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL. The Mercedes-Benz W 113 is a two-seat roadster/coup, introduced at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show, and produced from 1963 through 1971. All models were equipped with an inline six-cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection. The bonnet, boot lid, door skins and tonneau cover were made of aluminum to reduce weight. The comparatively short and wide chassis, combined with good suspension, powerful brakes and radial tires gave the W 113 good handling for its time. The styling of the front, with its characteristic upright Bosch "fishbowl" headlights and simple chrome grille, dominated by the large three-pointed star in the nose panel. The 280 SL was introduced in December 1967 and continued in production through 23 February 1971. Over the years, the W 113 evolved from a sports car into a comfortable grand tourer, and US models were by then usually equipped with the 4-speed automatic transmission and air conditioning. The main change was an upgrade to the 2,778 cc (2.8 L) M130 engine with 170 PS (125 kW; 168 hp) maximum power and 180 lb?ft (244 N?m) maximum torque from the factory, which finally gave the W 113 adequate power. The performance improvement was achieved by increasing bore by 4.5 mm (0.2 in). North American models have a number of subtle differences, the most obvious one being the distinctive "sealed beam" bulb headlights required in the US versus the Bosch Lichteinheit headlights for the rest of the world. Other differences of the North American models include imperial gauges, chrome bumper guards, side reflectors (illuminated from 1970). In the US, automatic transmission, air conditioning, and white wall tires were much more popular than elsewhere.Options on this 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL include: Air Conditioning, AM/FM Radio, Manual Convertible Top, Hub Caps, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Seat Belts, Leather Interior, and Radial Tires.

Vehicle Details

  • 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
  • Listing ID: CC-1640263
  • Price: $88,000
  • Location:O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:280SL
  • Exterior Color:Egg Shell White
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:68697
  • Stock Number:ATL2030
  • VIN:GCCATL2030
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