1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Price: US $55,000.00 Item location: Chantilly, Virginia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: 280 SL
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 50,400
  • VIN: 11304410019492
  • Color: Cream
  • Engine size: 6 CYLINDER
  • Number of cylinders: 6 Cylinders
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Options: Leather Seats, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1971 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Representing Mercedes-Benz's trend towards producing more usable and practical sports cars, he 230/250/280SL line was meant to replace both the 190SL and the illustrious 300SL. The car was a comfortable two-seater that was to be neither too big nor too expensive, nd exhibited excellent roadholding thanks to the innovative and sophisticated rear suspension design. Built to Mercedes' usually high standards and with excellent visibility, he cars were popular and sold well. The cars were continuously developed, ith the 280SL being the ultimate version of the car, ith its larger, ore powerful engine and disc brakes all around.
This particular car has belonged to a collector in Virginia. It is cosmetically attractive and also runs and drives well. The tires are new. MILEAGE IS ORIGINAL 50,400 ALL IS ORIGINAL NO PAINT,NO BODY REPAIRS. NEW TIRE, NEW BRAKES AND MANY PARTS SERVICED. 4 SPEED MANUAL, ROOFS CANVAS ROOF NEVER USED.

The car makes a strong cosmetic impression, ith glossy paint over straight panels. The fender notches adjacent to the headlamp trim rings are both present. The chrome is generally excellent, ith a few minor surface scratches in selected areas but certainly nothing worth redoing. The lights and glass are excellent.

The interior is excellent with high quality workmanship and materials, ncluding the carpets and upholstery on the seats, ashboard, nd door panels. The wood is excellent. The chrome, auges, nd dashboard fascia are all in excellent shape and the steering wheel pad and emblem are excellent.

The engine compartment is very clean although
The car runs and drives well. It starts easily and the fuel-injection is properly set up with good responsiveness and clean fueling throughout the rev range. The transmission shifts smoothly and is responsive. The brakes are effective with good bite and symmetrical operation. The steering is tight and precise, s are the chassis and suspension.
This is a great opportunity to acquire an attractive 280SL that retains the charm of the early cars, ith the more 1960s style door panels and quaint transmission pattern with Park at the rear. Certainly a car that looks stunning to the average passerby.

Beautifuloriginal paintin factory Cream
Original Tan convertible top
Original bucket seat interior, oor panels, nd carpet
Very nice original dash, teering wheel, onsole and gauges
Excellent original chrome, tainless, amp; badging
Factory original 2.8 Liter inline six cylinder engine
Factory manual transmission
Factory European headlights
Factory AM/FM radio
Factory wheel covers and newer radials.