1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Sports R113
Released at the Geneva Motor Show, in 1963, and powered by a 2.3 Litre fuel injected six cylinder engine, the Mercedes 230SL drew nothing with respect to styling from other cars in the early 1960s Mercedes Benz range. Although performance was a vast improvement over the 190SL it replaced, buyers predilection for automatic transmissions prompted Mercedes to increase power with the introduction of the 2.5 litre, 250SL in 1966 and then the 2.8 litre, 280SL just over a year later in 1968. The 280SL remained in production until 1971, and a total of 23,885 units were built.
Notable for its’ distinctive good looks with the "pagoda" roofline and faired headlights, the 280SL is also popular for its manoeuvrability, ride quality, smooth powerful brakes and uncharacteristically comfortable Mercedes Benz seats.
Purchased from its first owner in London in 1976 by a now prominent architect and noted Mercedes Benz collector, this 280SL was used to tour Europe before it was brought to Melbourne. Its next owner relocated to Perth with the car in 1984, where it was subsequently onsold to the most recent owner in 2000.
It retains its original Tobacco Brown paintwork and Cognac upholstery, which is in good condition. There are original logbooks, which were maintained up until 1986, together with a large file of receipts reflecting extensive repairs and maintenance completed on behalf of the most recent owner over the last twenty years.
Please note that the odometer reads in miles and has been once around the clock.
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- Vehicle: 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Sports R113
- Price: $269,777 Ex Gov't Charge*
- Category: Used
- Kilometres: 25406 kms
- Colour: Brown
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
- Body: Roadster
- Doors: 2
- Seat Capacity: 2
- Engine: 2.8 Litres
- Power: 130kW @ 5750rpm
- Reg Plate: Unregistered
- Cylinders: 6 cylinders
- Fuel Type: Petrol
- Gears: 3
- Trim Colour: Brown
- Induction: Aspirated
- Stock #: 2057
- VIN: 11304422014231
Features and Specifications
Specifications have been sourced from redbook.com.au and are based on manufacturer standard specifications. Actual specifications for this vehicle may differ, please confirm with the seller.
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