1970 Mercedes 280SL 35 year ownership all original fenders rebuilt engine trans

Price: US $77,995.00 Item location: Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 200-Series
  • SubModel: 280 SL
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 102,845
  • VIN: 11304410018277
  • Color: Red
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1970 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series 280 SL

After an enormously successful decade of race victories and production car sales success, ercedes-Benz decide to launch a brand new SL model to replace the 190 and the 300. Unveiled at the March 1963 Geneva Motor Show, ercedes-Benz launched the 230SL Coupe/Roadster with a standard removable hardtop and stoway canvas soft top. A distinct concave hardtop was designed for the car and lead way to the nickname “The Pagoda SL”. In 1967 Mercedes-Benz introduced the 250SL with a slight increase in horsepower, tiffer suspension and new rear disc brakes. In December of 1967 Mercedes once again unveiled an improved W113 SL, he 280SL. This time with an increased engine to 2.8 litres and 170hp. The 280SL was built for model year 1968-1971 and of the 23,885 built, nly half came to the United States. The 280SL has become an iconic classic in the motoring world and has shown over the past few years’ excellent investment potential.

This stunning 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster finished in Red (576) two toned Black with Black Leather interior and a black convertible roof. This 280SL left the Mercedes-Benz production line in May of 1970 and was sold new in the US. The car was ordered with a 4-speed manual gearbox and two tone paint. The car has been in the same ownership for the past 30 years and has recently undergone an engine rebuild and transmission rebuild along with new suspension and steering components. The car has been re-painted in its original factory color combination and was dismantled. The body is beautiful and laser straight. The original weld spots are found in both front fenders and the original notches are in both fenders. The original hood number is still present along with the hardtop number and convertible hard boot number. There is no rust found anywhere on the car and the undercarriage is exceptionally clean free from any damage repair or rust. The paint shows very well and has a beautiful deep luster to it. The chrome all looks to be in excellent condition with minimal pitting or age showing. All of the trim and gaskets appears to be newer and in excellent condition. The interior looks to be original and in excellent condition showing only minimal signs of age. The convertible top is brand new and the high quality canvas. All of the dash chrome looks good for its age and shows some signs of pitting but very presentable. The wood has all been re-done and looks beautiful. The car starts right up and idles beautifully and does not smoke under acceleration or start up. The car does not leak any fluids and accelerates smoothly through all of the gears. The clutch feels excellent and solid and the gears do not grind or slip. The suspension is nice and tight and free from any noises and the steering is nice and tight free from any drifting or play. All of the electronics are functioning as designed including all of the dash lights, enter console lights and transmission bezel light. The courtesy lights, eadlights, urn signals, everse lights, rake lights, aillights, igh beams and side marker lights are all working. The car comes with its original owners handbook, arranty book, ealer book, ardtop/softop tool, riginal jack, pare tire and cover, nd the original tool roll from the factory. This is an outstanding example coming fresh out of a long term ownership with all of the original body panels.