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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

US Delivery, Matching Numbers, Complete Restoration

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The first and second generation SL cars are some of the most iconic roadsters of all time. I particularly love the classic Signal Red on Cognac color combo. Look at the restoration photos, this might be one of the nicest 280SLs around.

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This is a beautifully restored US delivery 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL with some of the most desired color combinations and options.  This Mercedes has been well cared for in every respect, being one of the most iconic models ever produced.

The three-year nut and bolt restoration was performed by European Foreign Classics, LTD, and was done with impeccable detail and accuracy. This comprehensive restoration including rebuilding the engine, transmission, drivetrain, suspension, and rear end.  This 280 was restored for the personal use of European Foreign Classics owner and resulting in what could be considered one of the finer Pagodas on the market.

The restoration took place over a 3-4 year process, in which the owner documented the entirety of the process on a single invoice. However, given that this car was done for himself, he did not create individual invoices for the work done. Nonetheless, we are provided with restoration photos that show the extent of what is considered a complete nut and bolt restoration.  The 280SL has travelled less than 500 miles since the restoration.

The condition and attention to detail associated with this example makes this an investment-grade collector car. Though the headlight notches and front fender spotwelds – important details on these SL’s – have been painted over and smoothed out.  Nonetheless, this is a complete, numbers matching motorcar and one of only 830 produced, as 1971 was the final production year for this second generation (w113) roadster.

The livery is sporty and elegant in its original Signal Red (Paint Code 568) complemented by chrome that is beautiful condition.  This 280SL has had a complete bare metal repaint, disassembling the car as needed. Likewise, the undercarriage was also painstakingly repainted during the restoration. The OEM European Headlights complete the look.

The Cognac Leather (Code 120) and Brown Carpet (6454) are all new and look, feel and smell as-new.  Complimenting the leather are the beautifully refinished wood trim pieces. This 280SL also features a new but original equipment radio.  We love the look of the beautiful chrome, Cognac leather and the red interior trim.  The black convertible top looks as-new and the headliner is also in excellent condition. The same condition is true of the hard top as well, it is also fully restored.

The inspection confirms that the car has never had rust and that all instruments and accessories function as they should.  This comes complete with a very nice original tool kit, the factory data card and the owners manuals.

This roadster is available for inspection in NYC, New York.  For more details and information, please call or text Daniel Folk at +1.917-890-4230 or daniel@classicpromenade.com

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

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EuroHaus
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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

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VIN 11304412020216
BODY STYLE Convertible
FUEL Gasoline
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Cognac
EXT COLOR Signal Red
YEAR 1971
LOCATION NYC, New York
AUCTION STATUS
SELLER
Location New York
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BIDS 12 | Top Bid Don.W

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a grand tourer sports car manufactured by Mercedes since 1954. The designation SL derives from the German Super-Leicht, (English: Super Light). 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…
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a grand tourer sports car manufactured by Mercedes since 1954. The designation SL derives from the German Super-Leicht, (English: Super Light). 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 SL designation was first applied to the 300 SL, often referred to as the "Gullwing" due to its gullwing or upward-opening doors. The SL is still today the top of the line roadster for Mercedes, and one of the most popular luxury performance cars of all time.

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