Euro 1969 280SL Pagoda Roadster

Price: US $45,100.00 Item location: Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • SubModel: 280SL Pagoda Roadster
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: 2 Door Convertible
  • Year: 1969
  • Mileage: 79,535
  • VIN: 11304410001475
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: Straight 6 cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Burgundy
  • Options: Manual, Fuel Injection, Cassette Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1969 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 280SL Pagoda Roadster

Rare 4-speed manual transmission German Euro model with only two owners. I purchased the vehicle from the original German owners in Sedona, Arizona for my wife as a first wedding anniversary present. I was informed that the original owners imported the vehicle in 1972 without U.S. conversion. I was told that the couple's main residence was in Germany, and that they only used the car on occasion when staying at their second home in Sedona. The vehicle is an all original, unmolested Pagoda with original chrome, and gauges in kilometers. There are 125,333 km on the car- the equivalent to 79,535 miles. The car has the original windshield with original stickers from Germany (pictured). Also note that the U.S. license plate is attached on top of the German license plate, so that no additional holes were drilled into the body of the car (pictured). The original German plate will be provided in the sale. The vehicle has always been garage stored in Arizona, eliminating rust potential. It has been well maintained, and has over thirteen pages of service records. The vehicle recently received an entirely new muffler system and the power steering pump was recently rebuilt. It has a soft top, as well as the well sought after original hard top (hard top storage stand will be included in sale- pictured). It is extremely difficult to source an original Pagoda in this condition. Please contact John at 480.352.3688 with any questions.
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The remainder is due within 5 days of Auction end. The remaining balance must be made in the form of a bank transfer (preferred) Cashier's Check, or bank check (all forms of payment subject to verification). If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next high bidder, or sell it otherwise.

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This vehicle is being sold as is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith.

No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely.

The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.The winning bidder should have the car insured from the time the final payment is made to us. Once final payment is made, we will exercise a generally accepted standard of care, but the buyer assumes all liability and risk once the final payment is made. Before delivery of the vehicle, the winning bidder must provide a photocopy of a valid driver’s license, sign the Buyer’s Guide and in AZ; sign an Agreement to furnish Insurance.

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