1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

“Dunkelrot Pagoda”

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Year
1971
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
280SL
Stock
BTC0503
Vin
11304412019375
Odometer Reading
42,084
Engine Size
2.8 I6
Transmission Type
Automatic
Body Color
Burgundy
Interior Color
Black
Drivetrain
RWD
Location
Traverse City

The 280 SL or W113 has become a must have of collectors and investors alike. These have continued an uphill swing of value for many years now and no one sees a downside in the future. These cars are incredibly sexy from every angle, with its wide and short wheel base and its low roof line. This is one of very few convertibles that looks as good with the top down as it does with its soft-top or factory “Pagoda” hard top on. These 280 SL's are such a better car to drive then the 190 SL it replaced in 1963. This particular absolute stunner of a 280 that we are pleased to present has been owned by our consignor since 1975. The seller was a local dealer principle for a large dealership and recalls the car coming in on trade from a gentleman from the Flint, MI area who was the original owner. He thought he would have the car for a year a two, enjoy it and then sell it again on his used car lot. He drove and enjoyed it for many summers until 2015 when he sent it out for a cosmetic, paint and mechanical restoration being finished a couple years later at the tune of over $85,000. In addition to that expense, there is a stack of other service receipts for the years prior. This car is a matching numbers car finished in Dark Red (DunkelRot) over black leather. This is the original color combination as indicated on the original build ticket that also accompanies the car with owners manual and original keys. There were less than 900 total 1971 280 SL's produced for 1971, under half of those were US cars and who knows how many are finished with this color combination. In addition to this car being gorgeous, it has working dealer installed A/C. All the lights work as they should, both tops go on and off as they should, the car starts, runs and goes down the road very nicely and gets all the looks. We encourage any and all inquiries.

This vehicle is located at our Traverse City facility.

Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final.

Basic

Year
1971
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
280SL
Hobby Segment
Classic
Odometer Reading
42,084
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Body Color
Burgundy
Stripes
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Center Console
No

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
2.8 I6
Transmission Type
Automatic

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