1971 Mercedes-Benz SL Pagode

280SL Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1971
  • Chassis number 
    11304412021969
  • Lot number 
    203
  • Reference number 
    203
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.

Chassis No.
11304412021969

Estimate:
$ 85,000 - $110,000 US

The Mercedes-Benz 280SL comes from a respected lineage of the German manufacturer’s sports roadsters. The 280SL had a character all of its own with all of the typical distinctions of a Mercedes-Benz of the era. This includes classic lines that have proven to be ageless; a design that was as modern as tomorrow, without concession to a short-lived fashion. It was considered to be a bold concept that was carried out to technical perfection. The Mercedes-Benz 280SL is renowned for its safety, reliability, comfort, speed and enduring value.

This classic Mercedes 280SL is presented elegantly in Moss Green paint with matching painted wheel covers; and beautiful chrome work accentuates the timeless body design. This motorcar is also equipped with both a hardtop and soft top. The pleated upholstery is finished in Cognac and features the optional Kinder seat, a third seat placed behind the passenger seat, and a Becker Europa radio.

Powering this German motorcar is a 2.8-liter inline six-cylinder engine with a four-speed automatic transmission. It is also fitted with power steering, power brakes and air conditioning. This frame-off restored example has brand new floor pans installed; and comes complete with the data card copy, original dealer card, aftermarket owner’s manual and the original tools.

This 280SL is one of 830 produced in 1971, which is also the last year of production making it extremely desirable.
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster