1969 MERCEDES 280 SL
Color: DB423 (Tobacco Brown)
Interior: Parchment (MB Text)
Miles: 8,116 (Exempt)
This very nice 280SL, is one you don’t want to miss.
Same owner for many years. Original matching numbers with original books. It has a tool kit for a later model car.
The hard top and soft top in excellent condition.
This 280SL, had a partial restoration and shows extremely well. The paint is very nice overall, and the interior is in great condition as well as the chrome is very nice driver quality.
Original fenders with the factory notches and spot welds, this car has no indication of replaced panels, it’s all original. The floors are very strong with no rust and no issues.
The A/C unit is inside the car, but the components have been removed and in a box located in the trunk.
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The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a grand touring car manufactured by Mercedes since 1954.
The designation SL derives from the German Sportlich-Leicht, (English: Sport Lightweight).
The original idea was suggested by American importer Max Hoffman, who perceived a market for a toned-down Gran Prix car tailored to affluent performance enthusiasts in the booming post-war American market, which remains the primary market for the vehicles.
The 250 SL was introduced at the 1967 Geneva Motor Show.
Production had already commenced in December 1966 and ended in January 1968.
The short one-year production run makes the 250 SL the rarest of the W 113 series cars.
The 250 SL retained the stiffer suspension and sportier feel of the early SLs, but provided improved agility with a new engine and rear disc brakes. Range also improved with increased fuel tank capacity from 65 L (17.2 US gal) to 82 L (21.7 US gal).
Like its predecessor, the 250 SL was offered with a 4-speed automatic transmission, and 4-speed or ZF 5-speed manual transmissions.
For the first time, an optional limited slip differential was also available. Of the 5,196 250 SLs produced, more than a third were sold in the US. [WIKIPEDIA]