1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL - Freshly Restored! 90 Photos!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: SL-Class
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: 280 SL
- Year: 1971
- Mileage: 105,368
- VIN: 11304412020619
- Color: White
- Engine size: 2.8L 6
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: Automatic
- Options: Leather Seats, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Offered as a buy-it-now. Make us an offer!
This freshly restored example has been well cared for its entire life, t came to the current owner in 1985, y way of California then Arizona. A rust free example, he owner decided to restore the car, nd embarked on a comprehensive restoration which has just been completed. Most of the original interior was able to be retained it was in such fine shape- only the front carpet was replaced. Over 1000 hours were spent on the restoration of this stunning example. Featuring the desirable Air Conditioning, nd finished in the desirable White with Chocolate Top and Leather, his is the Original color combination of the car. The car runs and drives very very well, nd can be pressed into immediate service, lthough I would go collect some trophies before touring the car. The Dealer option chrome wheel well trim is installed properly with the correct clips versus being screwed into the body. All the Aluminum under the hood has been polished, hich really gives the car the extra detail it needs to separate it from every other Pagoda on the show field. This is a spectacular example.
This is one of the finest 280SL we have had the opportunity to represent, nd we sell a lot of these cars! If you are looking for the finest one you can find, ook no further! The original manuals and tools accompany the car.
We have over 90 photographs of this car, lease click on any image to be taken to our full-size image list!
The Mercedes-Benz W 113 automobiles were produced from 1963 through 1971. They were sold as the "pagoda roof" SL Class. The W 113 replaced the W 198 SL-Class in 1963 and was replaced by the R107 SL-Class in 1972.
All models boast an inline six-cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection using a mechanical pump system adapted from the diesel motors. All are rear-wheel drive, ut are also equipped with independent rear suspension, feature that greatly improved road handling. Most of these early SLs were sold with both the removable hard top and a soft top in the so-called "Coupe/Roadster" configuration, ut there was also a "California Coupe" version available that came with the removable hardtop but no soft top. In these models, he soft top well (between the passenger compartment and trunk) is removed, nd a drop-down bench seat is installed in its place. The rear seat is small and not very useful, o these 2+2 models are rare but not especially sought after today. While the SLs are relatively heavy compared to other similar roadsters, eight was reduced in part by the use of aluminum panels for the trunk lid, ront hood, onneau cover and door skins.
Production began in 1963 with the 2.3 liter 230-SL. These models were commonly 4-speed manual transmission cars, ut a 4-speed automatic transmission was also available and popular for U.S. market cars. The 230-SL sported front disc / rear drum power-assisted brakes. They quickly gained popularity in the U.S. market, nd this eventually led to more and more cars being built with automatic transmissions. The 2.8 liter 280 SL was introduced in 1967 and continued production largely unchanged through 1971 when the W 113 was replaced by the entirely new, nd substantially heavier, 107 350 SL/450 SL. Most 280 SL cars built for the U.S. market were equipped with automatic transmission. Manual transmission cars came with either a 4-speed tramsmission or the super rare ZF-5 speed. The ZF 5 speed is very rare sought after by American collectors. In the European market manual transmission cars were still dominant. 23,885 280 SLs were produced, f which 12,927 units went to the USA and 5,754 to other countries outside of Germany.
Today, he W 113 Pagoda is considered a highly desirable collectors car, ith current values for the 280 SL suggesting that it is the most desirable of the three models. Our Ebay Policies:
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