1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
Displacement: 2,778 cc
Horsepower: 168 bhp @ 5,750 rpm
Engine Torque: 77 lb ft @ 4,500 rpm
Top Speed: 124 mph
0 - 60 mph: 9 seconds

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As one of the most popular and instantly recognizable classics, the 113 chassis 'Pagoda' top roadsters are as beautiful as Marlene Dietrich, as sporting as Boris Becker and as ruthlessly efficient and reliable as anything that its Teutonic parents could create. A true delight to drive with all the sybaritic amenities the era could afford (power steering, power brakes, optional air conditioning, etc.), these handsome machines were both practical and fun. The superbly designed, disappearing soft top protected the occupants from all but the very worst that the elements could throw at it and when that was not enough, the removable hard top fit so well that one could scarcely discern that the car was ever convertible.

One of the nicest Pagodas that I have come across, this car is one of only 830 built in this final year of 113 chassis production and consequently the most sought after. Additionally it is an original silver (DB180) car (the most desirable colour) and was special ordered with contrasting hardtop and hubcaps in medium blue metallic (DB396) and a navy interior & soft top, which makes for a truly stunning combination. The car has all its original books in the original pouch, original keys, original spare tyre and factory tools. There is also a sheath of receipts from the original owner that even includes the original purchase invoice (for the princely sum of $9097!!). The invoice also confirms not only the colour scheme but that it was supplied with pretty much every factory option available, including automatic transmission, hard & soft tops, air conditioning, tinted windows, heated rear window, Becker Europa stereo radio, whitewall tyres, passenger side mirror and bumper guards. Though delivered new to Florida, the original owner soon moved to California and brought the car with him. As a result, the car is entirely free of corrosion and still retains all of its original sheet metal and spot-welds. The paint, leather, wood, carpets & soft-top have all been redone, restored & refinished within the last year and the car shows spectacularly. Mechanically, the car is excellent also, with a transmission rebuild less than 500 miles ago and a recent $2,800 service by a local Pagoda specialist. A worthy addition to any collection, yet perfect to drive & enjoy daily!

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Displacement: 2,778 cc
Horsepower: 168 bhp @ 5,750 rpm
Engine Torque: 77 lb ft @ 4,500 rpm
Top Speed: 124 mph
0 - 60 mph: 9 seconds

As one of the most popular and instantly recognizable classics, the 113 chassis 'Pagoda' top roadsters are as beautiful as Marlene Dietrich, as sporting as Boris Becker and as ruthlessly efficient and reliable as anything that its Teutonic parents could create. A true delight to drive with all the sybaritic amenities the era could afford (power steering, power brakes, optional air conditioning, etc.), these handsome machines were both practical and fun. The superbly designed, disappearing soft top protected the occupants from all but the very worst that the elements could throw at it and when that was not enough, the removable hard top fit so well that one could scarcely discern that the car was ever convertible.

One of the nicest Pagodas that I have come across, this car is one of only 830 built in this final year of 113 chassis production and consequently the most sought after. Additionally it is an original silver (DB180) car (the most desirable colour) and was special ordered with contrasting hardtop and hubcaps in medium blue metallic (DB396) and a navy interior & soft top, which makes for a truly stunning combination. The car has all its original books in the original pouch, original keys, original spare tyre and factory tools. There is also a sheath of receipts from the original owner that even includes the original purchase invoice (for the princely sum of $9097!!). The invoice also confirms not only the colour scheme but that it was supplied with pretty much every factory option available, including automatic transmission, hard & soft tops, air conditioning, tinted windows, heated rear window, Becker Europa stereo radio, whitewall tyres, passenger side mirror and bumper guards. Though delivered new to Florida, the original owner soon moved to California and brought the car with him. As a result, the car is entirely free of corrosion and still retains all of its original sheet metal and spot-welds. The paint, leather, wood, carpets & soft-top have all been redone, restored & refinished within the last year and the car shows spectacularly. Mechanically, the car is excellent also, with a transmission rebuild less than 500 miles ago and a recent $2,800 service by a local Pagoda specialist. A worthy addition to any collection, yet perfect to drive & enjoy daily!

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