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1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

Car for sale by Specialty Sales Classics in Fairfield, California 94533

$89,990

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Classic Car Overview

Classic Car Overview

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL $89,990

Fairfield, CA Red · 2.8 · 35,345 miles

This 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SL 2 Door Roadster Stock # F13242 is available in our Fairfield, CA showroom and any inquiries may be directed to us at 707-419-8200 or by email at Sales@SpecialtySales.com(mailto:Sales@SpecialtySales.com). 


Beautifully Kept 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SL Pagoda Roadster

 New to our Fairfield showroom is this outstanding 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SL 2 Door Pagoda Roadster with Signal Red  exterior paint and a black vinyl interior.  This highly original classic features the factory 2.8L six-cylinder engine under the hood with an automatic transmission, power steering, four wheel power disc brakes, air conditioning (working), the signature original removable "Pagoda" hardtop and so much more.  The sale of this 280SL Pagoda also includes all original manuals including the irreplaceable dealer locator book , and service receipts to document  this Pagoda's history.This beauty has been very nicely cared for over the years.


All Original with both  Soft Top and Removable Hardtop

This 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SL Roadster is a two-owner classic that was originally purchased in Oklahoma. The first owner moved to California over 37 years ago. After 15 years of storage the current owner took possession and had it professionally serviced at great expense in 2016. He informs us that this beautiful roadster hasn’t seen any changes over the years- it’s been kept completely stock from the gorgeous body lines to the drivetrain to the interior and the factory wheels.  Additionally, the chrome and metalwork is near flawless and this is easily the nicest survivor we’ve come across in years.  Immaculate would be a word we’d use to describe this classic sports car’s condition. The convertible top looks to be original and in nearly unused or never used excellent condition.  

A closer inspection of this 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SL Roadster reveals an incredible attention to detail over the years- the interior seating is virtually flawless. The original factory dash pad was replaced with a MBZ factory replacement. The woodwork was professionally redone at the same time. The original  factory instrument cluster is exceptional, as is the carpeting, the factory gear shifter and the door panels.The custom rare Nardi wood grained, polished aluminum steering wheel looks great. The current owner replaced the dash pad and wood trim due to natural aging over the years. There is just the right amount of patina throughout to make this a truly exceptional vehicle and it must be seen in person to truly appreciate.  Rarely do examples of this caliber fall beneath the $100k range. This is not a "perfect" trailer queen. It is a great original car, showing some normal patina. Fully restored, low mileage Pagoda's are currently fetching  $200.000.- $250,000.  which makes this gorgeous 280SL an outstanding value with great investment potential.

Additionally, the engine compartment of this 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SL Roadster shows minimal signs of wear to what appears to the be the original strong running factory drivetrain with almost all the original accessories. The Michelin Radial Whitewall XH tires are in great condition. This one is a true survivor in every sense of the word and it drives beautifully on the open road and truly loves the curves.  Good compression, great handling, just a few minor imperfections...it really has it all.


An Absolute Steal at the Current Asking Price

Overall, this original 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SL 2 Door Roadster is a fantastic sought-after classic that would be the pinnacle in any serious collection.  It would be near impossible to find a more original, better kept example at the current asking price, so don’t wait long before you come see this dream ride.  For more information about this impressive vehicle, visit our Fairfield, California showroom, give us a call at 707-419-8200, or email us at Sales@SpecialtySales.com(mailto:Sales@SpecialtySales.com).  Be sure to mention Stock # F13242 as well.

Legal Disclosures: Specialty Sales Classics has advertised and sold thousands of classic cars since our founding in 1978. We strongly encourage any and all buyers who are unable to view the vehicle in-person to perform a Pre-Purchase Inspection (by an independent party of their choosing) prior to the purchase.  Given the age of many of our vehicles, it is extremely difficult to adequately describe all aspects of each vehicles condition in the limited space available and we have learned that these Pre-Purchase Inspections are helpful to all parties involved.

The information for this vehicle was provided by the current owner and it is not certified by Specialty Sales Classics. Therefore, it is in no way guaranteed as a basis of purchase. Any statements such as original or numbers-matching should be verified independently by the buyer prior to purchase.

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Specifications

  • VIN

    11304412015568
  • Classic Car ID

    100887340
  • Stock Number

    F13242
  • Category

    Import Classics
  • Condition

    N/A
  • Trim Body Style

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  • Doors

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  • Suspension

  • Suspension

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  • Engine

  • Engine

    2.8
  • Drivetrain

    N/A
  • Transmission

  • Transmission

    Automatic
  • Exterior

  • Exterior Color

    Red
  • Custom Exterior Color

    N/A
  • Interior

  • Interior Color

    N/A
  • Seat Color

    N/A

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