1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster
Only 59,674 actual miles!
Previous collector ownership
Numbers matching engine and automatic gearbox
Numbers matching hood and removable factory hardtop
Desirable 1969 280SL Roadster
One of only 4,102 produced for the U.S. market
Rare and desirable factory triple blue color combination
Automatic Transmission with Floor Shift
Power 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Front and Rear Bumper Guards
Heat Insulated Glass
Becker Grand Prix AM/FM Radio
New Whitewall Tires
Excellent documentation includes owner's manual, original VIN stamped warranty book, service book with service stamps, data card copy from the Mercedes-Benz classic center and more!
One of the best examples that can be found on the market today!
A dream for the collector or enthusiast
The 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster featured here is finished in stunning Midnight Blue with a blue interior, matching Dark Blue folding convertible top and Midnight Blue removable hardtop. This particular example was reputedly sold new at Ascot Imported Cars in Sewickley, Pennsylvania; it was formerly collector owned and has only travelled 59,674 miles from new! A meticulously maintained example, this desirable Mercedes-Benz Pagoda is propelled by its numbers matching drivetrain and is accompanied by its owner's manual, VIN stamped warranty book, data card copy from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center and more! We are extremely proud to offer this stunning 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates low mileage and stunning condition. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants at (314)291-7000 or [email protected] for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Trades welcome. Financing available. Buy with confidence.
HISTORY OF THE 280SL
The 113 Mercedes-Benz platform was introduced in the summer of 1963 with the 230SL. Designed to continue the SL line from the iconic 190SL and the legendary 300SL, the new 113 SL provided a sporty driving experience with an adequate level of comfort. The iconic "Pagoda" shape was defined by the removable hardtop and aluminum boot that concealed the convertible top when not in use. While the large chrome grill and three pointed star in the front harked back to the previous generation of SLs, customers were enamored with the newly introduced fuel injected inline-six cylinder engine, excellent handling suspension and powerful brakes. The 280SL was first assembled in December 1967 and marked the third and final iteration of the 113 chassis. With an upgraded 2.8 liter 195 horsepower engine, the 280SL transitioned the 113 chassis from a sporty two-seater to a finely appointed, adequately powered sports roadster. In the U.S., most 280SLs received a factory 4-speed automatic transmission. Considered by some Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts to be the last classic SL, the 280SL has become a highly sought-after automobile by both collectors and motoring enthusiasts.
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