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The 280 SL was introduced in December 1967 as the sport model that replaced the 230 SL and the 250 SL. An opulent, fully optioned open tourer with a removable concave hardtop, the 280 SL was in production until 1971, when it was replaced by the 350 SL.
This particular 280 SL is special – a two-owner, highly original example featuring a rare color combination. According to its original purchase order, the roadster was purchased by Walter and Marie Schreiner of La Crescenta, California, on December 29, 1970, from Colonial Imports of Glendale, at a cost of $9,178.50. Metal warranty plate, Hirschmann antenna keys, window sticker, Mercedes-Benz order form, service book, and a plethora of further booklets and documents, as well as its factory tool kit accompany the car.
Karl Schreiner, son of Walter, had the 280 SL restored approximately a decade ago and sold it to the current owner in November 2008, complete with its matching green “Pagoda” hardtop. Meticulously maintained by both of its owners, the interior has a wonderful feel and is believed to be original with the odometer showing less than 68,500 miles at the time of cataloguing. This handsome 280 SL presents in excellent overall condition and is a truly outstanding example of the much-loved Mercedes-Benz Pagoda.