Lot 1

2015   |   Amelia Island 2015

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

SOLD $143,000


$125,000 - $175,000| Without Reserve


Car Highlights

Concours-Level Restoration by Marque Specialists
Outstanding Factory-Specifed Color Combination
Highly Collectible Final Iteration of the Pagoda Model
Show-Winning Example in Striking Colors
Equipped with Air-Conditioning, Becker Radio, and Hardtop

Technical Specs

2,778 CC Inline SOHC 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
170 BHP at 5,750 RPM
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
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Featuring chiseled bodylines, the W113 Mercedes-Benz 230/250/280 SL line ranks among the most admired sporting cars ever created. The final and most refined development of the “Pagoda” series is the 2.8-liter 280 SL, built from late 1967 to March 1971.

This outstanding 280 SL was produced during early 1970 and prior to restoration, it earned AACA Senior National honors with the consignor in 2007. As offered, it clearly benefits further from an exceptionally detailed restoration performed during 2012 and 2013 by David Latham and the Mercedes-Benz specialists at Bud’s Benz located in Douglasville, Georgia. Featuring the original-specification Red (Code 576 G) paint and Parchment (Code 144) MB-Tex upholstery, the SL is painstakingly finished to a high standard top to bottom. According to the consignor, the restoration utilized factory-original parts whenever possible.

In addition to air-conditioning, a Becker radio, and four-speed automatic gearbox, the SL is further complete with factory-correct decals, emblems, and hanging tags, and is accompanied by an owner’s manual, tool kit, and a copy of the factory-production data card. Following completion, the SL earned Best of Show and People’s Choice awards in its sole post-restoration appearance at the 2013 MBCA Peachtree Concours d’Elegance and stands ready to bring joy to its new owner whether on the road or show field.