FINISHED IN FACTORY-SPECIFIED RED OVER BLACK
1 OF JUST 830 FINAL-YEAR 1971 MODELS PRODUCED
METICULOUS RESTORATION BY THE LAST DETAIL IN 2018
MATCHING NUMBERS WITH FACTORY DATA CARD
180 HP 2.8L 6-CYLINDER ENGINE/4-SPEED AUTOMATIC
M-Benz 280SL PAGODA REMOVABLE HARDTOP & FACTORY A/C
FACTORY BOOKS/MANUALS & ORIGINAL TOOLS
Launched at Geneva in 1963, the W 113 series Mercedes-Benz 230SL replaced both the 300SL and 190SL and ushered in a new single-platform sports car policy for its maker. Fast-rising designer Paul Bracq penned the new SLs bodylines, including its sturdy Pagoda style removable hardtop, and Bela Barnyi engineered the vehicles industry-leading, built-in safety features. Development was overseen by legendary Mercedes-Benz personnel including Technical Director Fritz Nallinger, Chief Engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut and Head of Styling Fridrich Geiger. Models progressed from the 230SL through the 2.5-litre 250SL, which heralded 4-wheel disc brakes, to the ultimate 2.8-litre 280SL produced from November 1967 to February 1971. While improvements applied to the 280SL were mainly detail-oriented, they were numerous, and combined to make a great road car even better. The enhanced horsepower output, low-end torgque, and all-around driving flexibility of the 280SL captivated road testers and continues to enchant collectors and marque enthusiast today. Just 830 examples of the 280SL were produced for the last model year of 1971, including this very handsome example we are thrilled to offer for purchase.
This 1 of 830 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL is a captivating, collector-grade example finished in factory-specified red paint over Black leather with a Red Pagoda removable hardtop. Restoration completed in 2018 by The Last Detail.
Accompanied by a copy of the Mercedes-Benz
factory data card, the well-equipped, US Spec example retains its all-original drivetrain.
front and rear bumper guards
left-hand outside mirror
floor shifted 4-speed automatic transmission
Becker Europa AM-FM radio
Rare factory air conditioning delivers all-season comfort
original tool kit
full-size spare wheel/tire
original brochures and manuals