Worldwide Vintage Autos is pleased to present this 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL. Hagerty Values a number car 3 at $81,300. We scour the country for vintage cars and trucks like this and we rarely come across one like this! You must see and drive this rare Mercedes-Benz!
The 280 SL was introduced in December 1967 and continued in production through 23 February 1971, when the W 113 was replaced by its successor, the entirely new and substantially heavier R107 350 SL. 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. Manual transmission models came with the standard 4-speed or the optional ZF 5-speed, which was ordered only 882 times and thus is a highly sought-after original option today. In Europe, manual transmissions without air conditioning were still the predominant choice. Of the 23,885 280 SLs produced, more than half were sold in the US.
The main change was an upgrade to the 2,778 cc (2.8 L) M130 engine with 170 PS (130 kW; 170 hp) maximum power and 180 lb·ft (244 N·m) maximum torque, which finally gave the W 113 adequate power. The performance improvement was achieved by increasing bore by 4.5 mm (0.2 in), which stretched the limits of the M180 block, and required pairwise cylinder casts without cooling water passages. This mandated an oil-cooler, which was fitted vertically next to the radiator. Each engine was now bench-tested for two hours prior to being fitted, so their power specification was guaranteed at last.
The M130 marked the final evolution of Mercedes-Benz' venerable SOHC M180 inline-six, before it was superseded by the entirely new DOHC M110 inline-six introduced with R107 1974 European 280 SL models. For some time, it was also used in the W 109 300 S-Class, where it retired the expensive 3 liter M189 alloy inline-six.
A brief chronology of the most notable changes made to the 280SL: Source: Wikipedia
SPECIFICS / BUILD INFORMATION
-Beautiful red paint.
-Looks to be original chrome and brightwork in excellent condition.
-Factory wheels with new tires.
-Removable hard top! INTERIOR:
-Uncut dash with factory radio.
-Factory center console.
-Factory Mercedes engine.
-4 speed automatic. DISCLOSURE: - Paint chip in the hood. (See detailed photos) - Wood insert broken/missing in dash. (See detailed photos) Own this vintage 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL at wholesale cost. Buy one complete and ensure your investment for the future. An excellent investment and something you can enjoy daily. Collectible vintage vehicles have historically appreciated at a rate greater than that stock market, gold and other arts and collectibles as documented by many articles and auction result tracking. NEED MORE DETAILED INFORMATION? CALL US AND WE WILL HELP ANY WAY POSSIBLE! WORLDWIDE VINTAGE AUTOS [. C O M ] FINANCING: JJ BEST BANC. COLLECTOR CAR FINANCING 800-872-1965 Please mention you are working with Worldwide Vintage Autos in order to expedite the process. INSPECTIONS: PLEASE COME OUT AND INSPECT YOUR VEHICLE! ALL DEPOSITS ARE REFUNDABLE IF YOU PERSONALLY COME OUT AND INSPECT YOUR VEHICLE WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF DEPOSIT. IF IT IS NOT THE VEHICLE FOR YOU, WE WILL RETURN YOUR DEPOSIT ON THE SPOT! SHIPPING: We recommend having our shipping coordinator facilitate the transport of your new vehicle. We can handle all shipping arrangements in-house, so you know where your vehicle is from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’. We highly suggest using only enclosed shipping to protect your investment. We use Central Dispatch and they ensure all carriers are licensed, insured and bonded. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: We have sold and shipped vehicles all over the world, with happy customers in Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South America, and the Middle East, just to name a few. We can assist with the transport to your home port anywhere in the world, as well as help with the required export/import paperwork. We recommend the following import/export contacts: • Halmari, in Houston, TX @ 281-984-7235 • Schumacher Global Transport @ 1-800-599-0190 • ADULTS ONLY car shop in Australia (see website) As one of the largest classic car dealers in the world, we stock over 200 vehicles and are sure to have the car of your dreams. If you do not see the vehicle you want in our inventory, make sure to sign up for ‘VIP UPCOMING INVENTORY’, found on the left side of our homepage.