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

$139,900

Vehicle Description

Spectacular condition!

Desirable last production model year

One of only 300 built in 1971!

Extremely late production in January 1971

One of only a handful of true 1971 production 280SL’s in existence

48,285 believed-to-be original miles

Previous California ownership

Gorgeous & desirable factory color combination

Recently serviced

Performs wonderfully

Power 4-wheel disc brakes


Options include:

Frigiking air conditioning
Power steering
Automatic transmission
Rare radio delete
Heated rear glass
Both removable hardtop and soft top


Documentation includes owner’s manual, tool kit, buildsheet copy from Mercedes-Benz and more

One of the nicest examples of this iconic model available on the market today!

A collector’s dream!

The 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster featured here is finished in stunning Dark Olive Green with a beautiful Cognac interior. This magnificent motorcar is believed to have been driven just 48,285 miles from new and spent most of its life in Southern California. Production of the 280SL would conclude in February 1971, making these true 1971 production 280SLs some of the most coveted by Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts and collectors to this day. These late production 1971 280SLs are seldom seen on the market as there are only a handful known to exist and it is the only 1971 built SL we have seen in the past year. This Mercedes-Benz is well-equipped with Frigiking air conditioning, power steering, automatic transmission, its color matched removable hardtop, retractable convertible top and more. Accompanying this investment-grade to 280SL Roadster is its owner’s manual, toolkit, buildsheet copy from Mercedes-Benz and more. 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. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com 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.

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Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-993408
  • Price:$139,900
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:280SL
  • Exterior Color:Dark Olive Green
  • Interior Color:Cognac
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:Inline 6
  • Odometer:48285
  • Stock Number:406728
  • Trim Level:Roadster
  • VIN:11304412023365
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive