" The 280SL is the sum total of everything Mercedes-Benz engineers have learned about high performance sporty machines."- 1969 Advertising Road & Track June
In November 1967, a year after the 250SL was launched, the 280SL was added to the assembly line in Sindelfingen. The reason this model came to market so quickly was simple, The need for greater engine power was growing to keep up with the American market, which was their main export market. From this came the six-in-line 2.8 liter engine with 170hp. Many experts say the W113 was powered by Mercedes' best ever engines in the 1960s, including the 280SL. In terms of appearance, only the wheel covers changed and the Mercedes logo flaunted proudly on the hood. The 280SL was a success story and production ended in March 1971.
From 0-100 km/h in just 8 seconds made this one of the fastest cars of its time, even today the car can keep up perfectly with everyday traffic. In the years of the production of the 280SL power steering was only reserved for the very best cars like this 280SL and because of this exceptional upgrade drives extremely luxurious and comfortable.
Our 280SL is chassis number 9 of its series and thus the 9th 280SL produced, if that was not unique enough this car was delivered new in 1968 in Belgium.
The car was completely nuts and bolts restored to concours state, no expense was spared to put this matching numbers & colors back on the throne.
Its beautiful gray metallic body color is not only a feast for the eyes but is also rarely found in the original state. The blue full leather interior is finished to the highest quality and even looks better than when she left the factory. Its beautiful exterior reflects its unique driving experience. The car drives enormously smooth and feels tremendously good moreover a 280SL automatic never disappoints. Fast and nimble when required but also perfectly capable of a quiet touring drive. This brand new 280SL needs little introduction, from head to toe in excellent condition and driving like she came new from the factory in 1968.
It is a unique opportunity to own a full matching 280SL and also one of the first produced, the true connoisseurs know what to choose!
This beautiful 280SL is eager to go on an adventure with its new owner. A trip to the mountains, a nice regularity rally or just to enjoy the nice weather on Sunday, this beautiful Pagoda makes it all possible. Every time you look at this beautiful car, you are reassured of its reliability by the three-pointed star beckoning on the front.
Come discover them now at Rock 'N Roll Classics and who knows, you may be the proud new owner of this beautiful 280SL.
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