1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster with hardtop  Chassis no. 113.044-12-007543

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Lot 143
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster with hardtop

Sold for € 48,340 (US$ 53,735) inc. premium
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster with hardtop
Chassis no. 113.044-12-007543
Combining sports car performance and saloon car comfort, the 280 SL was a phenomenal success, particularly in the all-important North American market where the optional automatic transmission was considered essential by the majority of customers. The fact that it looked like 'sex on wheels' helped enormously too, of course. The last of a popular and extremely successful line begun with the 230 SL of 1963, the Mercedes-Benz 280 SL was introduced in 1967 powered by a new 2.8-litre six-cylinder engine that produced 180bhp, 20 horsepower more than the preceding 250 SL's. The 280 SL's 195km/h (120mph) top speed was no greater but it was significantly quicker off the mark, its 0-100km/h (0-62mph) time of 10 seconds being a whole second better than its predecessor's. Christened 'Pagoda' after their distinctive cabin shape, these SL models were amongst the best-loved sports-tourers of their day and remain highly sought after by collectors.

This example was sold new in California, USA from where it was imported in 2013. Described as running well, the car has been re-sprayed in silver metallic but retains its original black trim. Accompanying documentation consists of German registration papers and some history relating to its time in the USA. A total of 66,000 kilometres is currently displayed on the odometer.

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster mit Hardtop
Fahrgestell-Nr. 113.044-12-007543

Als perfekte Kombination der Fahrleistungen eines Sportwagens mit dem Komfort einer Limousine war der 280 SL ein enormer Erfolg, insbesondere auf dem wichtigen Nordamerikanischen Markt, wo das optionale Automatikgetriebe von der groβen Mehrheit der Käufer als unerläβlich angesehen wurde. Er war die letzte Inkarnation der sehr beliebten und erfolgreichen Baureihe, die mit dem 230 SL 1963 ihren Ursprung hatte. Der 280 SL wurde 1967 vorgestellt und verfügte über einen neuen 2,8 Liter groβen Reihensechszylinder, der 180 PS leistete, 20 mehr als sein direkter Vorgänger, der 250 SL. Während die Höchstgeschwindigkeit mit 195 km/h gleich blieb, war er in der Beschleunigung von 0 auf 100 km/h in 10 Sekunden um eine ganze Sekunde schneller als sein Vorgänger. Nach dem ungewöhnlichen Dach ‚Pagode' getauft, gehörte er zu den beliebtesten Sport-Reisewagen seiner Zeit und steht heute bei Sammlern hoch im Kurs.

Der hier angebotene Wagen wurde neu in Kalifornien verkauft, von wo aus er 2013 importiert wurde. Er läuft nach Angaben des Einlieferers gut und wurde in silbermetallic neu lackiert, die schwarze Innenausstattung ist original. Er wird mit deutschen Zulassungspapieren und einiger Historie zu seiner Zeit in den USA angeboten. Der abgelesene Kilometerstand ist 66,000.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this car has no soft top but the optional rear seat instead
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1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster with hardtop  Chassis no. 113.044-12-007543
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster with hardtop  Chassis no. 113.044-12-007543
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster with hardtop  Chassis no. 113.044-12-007543
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster with hardtop  Chassis no. 113.044-12-007543
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster with hardtop  Chassis no. 113.044-12-007543
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