1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 113044 10 008746 Engine no. 130983-10-003380

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Lot 136
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Convertible with Hardtop

Sold for € 52,900 (US$ 57,084) inc. premium
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Convertible with Hardtop
Chassis no. 113044 10 008746
Engine no. 130983-10-003380
•Matching numbers, manual gearbox
•Delivered new to Italy
•Extensively refurbished
•Registered in the UK

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 1 top speed 195km/hwas no greater but it was significantly quicker off the mark, its 0-100km/h 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.

A desirable manual transmission model, this 280 SL was sold new in Italy before being imported into the UK and registered there in January 2001. The copy of an old German Fahrzeugbrief on file shows that the car was registered in that country in July 1971; it appears to have remained in Germany until at least 1998. Accompanying documents also show that the Mercedes was first owned in the UK by a Mr A Vandermerwe, who states in an accompanying letter that it was to be used for travelling to France and while there. The current vendor purchased the 280 SL at a UK auction in March 2010.

While in the UK the car has benefited from extensive refurbishment, both bodily and mechanically, with most of the work being undertaken by the UK's foremost 'Pagoda' specialist, Roger Edwards (Motors) of Wembley, Middlesex. There are bills on file for various works including extensive bodywork repairs and a re-spray, as well as a partial interior re-trim. The most recent full service was carried out in June 2015 by Autodeutsche of London NW1 (bill on file). Presented in its original colour scheme of white with blue interior, this well cared-for 280 SL comes with the aforementioned service/maintenance bills, UK MoT certificates and a V5C registration document.

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL mit Hardtop
Fahrgestell-Nr. 113.044-10-008746
Motor-Nr. 130983-10-003380

•Originale Motor und Fahrgestellkombination
•Italienische Erstauslieferung
•Umfangreich überholt
•In England zugelassen

Als letzte Inkarnation der populären und sehr erfolgreichen Baureihe, die mit dem 230 SL des Jahres 1963 begann, wurde der 280 SL 1967 vorgestellt. Sein 2.8 Liter großer Reihensechszylinder leistete nun 180 PS, 20 PS mehr als sein direkter Vorgänger, der 250 SL. Die Höchstgeschwindigkeit blieb mit 195 km/h gleich, aber er beschleunigte in 10 Sekunden von 0 auf 100 km/h deutlich schneller. Sein Spitzname 'Pagode' war auf die besondere Dachform zurückzuführen. Die SL Modelle gehörten zu den beliebtesten Sport-Tourenwagen ihrer Zeit und stehen heute bei Sammlern hoch im Kurs.

Dieser 280 SL mit dem begehrten Viergang-Schaltgetriebe wurde neu in Italien ausgeliefert, später wurde er nach England importiert und dort im Januar 2001 erstmals zugelassen. Einer Kopie eines alten deutschen Kraftfahrzeugbriefes kann entnommen werden, dass der Wagen dort im Juli des Jahres 1971 angemeldet war und dort wahrscheinlich bis zum Jahre 1998 verblieb. Zum Wagen gehörende Korrespondenz zeigt, dass der 280 SL in England zuerst einem Herrn A. Vandermerwe gehörte, der den Sportwagen für Fahrten nach und in Frankreich nutzte. Der derzeitige Eigentümer erwarb ihn im März 2010 auf einer englischen Auktion.

In England wurde der Wagen umfangreichen Arbeiten an Karosserie und Mechanik unterzogen, ausgeführt zumeist vom führenden englischen Pagodenexperten, Roger Edwards (Motors) in Wembley, Middlesex. Rechnungen belegen zahlreiche Arbeiten an der Karosserie und eine Neulackierung ebenso wie eine Teilrestaurierung der Innenausstattung. Die letzte große Inspektion wurde im Juni 2015 von "Autodeutsche" in London, NW1, durchgeführt und ist mit einer Rechnung belegt. Der in seiner originalen Farbkombination von weiß mit blauem Interieur gehaltene 280 SL wird mit den zuvor genannten Rechnungen, MOT-Zertifikaten (dem englischen TÜV) sowie englischen Zulassungspapieren angeboten.

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  • Please note that we cannot guarantee that the car has its original engine as we cannot find the number stamped on the bloc.
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1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 113044 10 008746 Engine no. 130983-10-003380
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 113044 10 008746 Engine no. 130983-10-003380
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 113044 10 008746 Engine no. 130983-10-003380
1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. 113044 10 008746 Engine no. 130983-10-003380
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