1970 Mercedes-Benz SL Pagode280 SL ROADSTER
Year of manufacture1970
Mileage49 386 mi / 79 480 km
Car typeConvertible / Roadster
Exterior brand colourAnthracite Gray
Number of doors2
Number of seats4
SPECTACULAR RESTORATION BY PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS-WINNING SPECIALISTS
OVER $100,000 INVESTED
ONLY 49,386 DOCUMENTED MILES!
KNOWN HISTORY FROM NEW
NUMBERS MATCHING ENGINE & AUTOMATIC GEARBOX
NUMBERS MATCHING HOOD & REMOVABLE FACTORY HARDTOP
RARE & DESIRABLE 280SL ROADSTER
ONE OF ONLY 4,102 PRODUCED FOR THE U.S. MARKET
STUNNING & DESIRABLE FACTORY CORRECT COLOR COMBINATION
INCREDIBLE DOCUMENTATION INCLUDES ORIGINAL REGISTRATION, OWNER’S MANUAL, ORIGINAL SERVICE BOOKLET, ORIGINAL WARRANTY PLATE, ORIGINAL VIN-STAMPED WARRANTY BOOK, RECORDS DATING BACK TO 1976, REGISTRATION RECEIPTS, MERCEDES-BENZ DATA CARD COPY & MORE!
ONE OF THE MOST STUNNING AND BEST DRIVING EXAMPLES THAT CAN BE FOUND ON THE MARKET TODAY!
A DREAM FOR THE COLLECTOR OR ENTHUSIAST!
FACTORY FRIGIKING AIR CONDITIONING
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH FLOOR SHIFT
POWER 4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES
FRONT & REAR BUMPER GUARDS
HEAT INSULATED GLASS
BLAUPUNKT AM/FM RADIO
NEW WHITEWALL TIRES
The 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster featured here is finished in its stunning, factory correct color combination of Anthracite Grey with a matching removable factory hardtop over a Black interior and Black folding soft top. It was sold new in January 1970 by Imported Cars in Greenwich, Connecticut, and has been under meticulous care since. In 2014, the Pebble Beach Concours-winning specialists of Manns Restoration were commissioned to perform a full restoration, with over $100,000 invested during the process. This 280 SL presents wonderfully today, displays 49,000 documented miles on the odometer, and is still propelled by its numbers matching drivetrain. A plethora of original documentation accompanies this classic Mercedes-Benz, including its original books, tools, service and restoration invoices. We are extremely proud to offer this 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates low mileage and wonderful restored condition.
The W113 generation SL-Class was introduced in the summer of 1963 with the 230 SL. Designed to continue the SL line from the 190SL and legendary 300 SL, the new 230 SL provided a sporty driving experience with plentiful comfort. The iconic “Pagoda” shape was defined by the removable hardtop and aluminum boot that concealed the convertible top when not in use. The large chrome grill and three-pointed star up front harked back to the previous generation of SLs, while customers were enticed by the fuel injected inline-six cylinder engine, excellent handling, and powerful brakes.
The 280 SL was first assembled in December 1967 and marked the third and final iteration of the W113 chassis. With an upgraded 2.8 liter 195 horsepower engine, the 280 SL marked the W113’s full transition from a sporty two-seater to a finely appointed sports roadster. Buyers in the U.S. were particularly fond of its potential for luxurious cruising, with most coming to our shores equipped with a factory 4-speed automatic transmission and air conditioning. Considered by some to be the last classic SL, the 280 SL has become a highly sought-after automobile by both collectors and motoring enthusiasts.