1969 Mercedes 280SLOne Owner 40 Years, Rust-Free California Car, Spectacular!
SOLD!! This fine example is part of the Philip Lutfy, MD Mercedes collection and doesn’t disappoint. His cars are known to be the very best and this is a stunning example. Dr. Lutfy acquired this 1969 Mercedes 280SL car from the original owner, who sold it at 82 years of age (we handled the sale). It is a rust-free California car, with complete impeccable documentation since new, having accumulated a total of 75,000 miles.
We love cars like this. The file is at least two inches thick with all receipts since 1969. And they are all in chronological order! All the books and manuals are there, the original sales invoice, spare wheel, tools, etc. Even the spare tire is original!
The rare Dark Green (Color 268) livery is handsome and has been repainted by Dr. Lutfy to the highest concours standards. It features the original green hardtop as well as the original canvas top. The stunning exterior is complemented beautifully by the original Cognac (140) tan MB Textured interior, including the nearly perfect original brown carpeting. Look at the very rare child jump seat in the rear area. This is a very rare option for the SL’s. The original Becker Europa AM/FM stereo is still mounted in the dash.
Overall, this 280SL is cosmetically in concours condition as a stunning original motorcar that has a perfect new repaint in the original color. The engine was removed from the car and was then beautifully professionally detailed. All new engine mounts and any maintenance needed was performed on the motorcar by Dr. Lutfy’s preferred Mercedes engineers.
The car is absolutely as rust free as you will ever find. It is in remarkable condition. The trunk is in perfect original condition as well as the mat in the trunk. This example has the power steering, automatic transmission, bumper overriders, tinted glass and chrome roof bars.
This Pagoda was bought new from Edward K. Cumming & Co. on August 25th 1969 for $8,129. Charles Davis traded in his 1968 250SL for this car.
The car will be sold with the complete file, books, tools, car cover and, if desired, the carrier for the hardtop.
This is an increasingly rare opportunity to find a one prior owner 75,000 mile survivor from California. For more details call Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1969 Mercedes 280SL