1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL for sale 101237564
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
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1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Paris event, 5 February 2020.
  • Offered from the Poster Car Collection
  • Delivered new to the U.S.
  • Lovely dark-red-over-beige colour combination


Produced in August of 1969, this 280 SL was sold new to the U.S. and remained there for most of its life, allegedly passing through just two owners there, with the second owning it for thirty years. In 2011 the car had a full repaint in its current shade of dark red, and the engine was fully rebuilt at 27,000 miles. The following year it was exported to the UK from California following a light recommissioning. Importantly, the car is fitted with the automatic transmission and comes supplied with both its soft top and the iconic Pagoda hard top. Furthermore, it is equipped with air conditioning, power windows, a modern Sony stereo, and colour-coded seat belts.

Just as fashionable today as it was fifty years ago, the W113-generation 280 SLs have proven to be an enduring Mercedes-Benz icon, second to only the first-generation ancestors, the 300 SL Gullwings and Roadsters. Paul Barcqs styling created a car that was sophisticated and timeless, perfectly matched to the top-of-the-range 280 SL engine. More than capable of handling duties as a warm-weather daily driver, the 280 SL will surely remain popular for the next fifty years or more.



  • Issue de la Collection Poster Car
  • Livre neuve aux Etats-Unis
  • Ravissante harmonie de teintes, rouge fonc et beige


Cette 280 SL, produite en aot 1969, a t vendue neuve aux Etats-Unis. Elle y a pass la plus grande partie de sa vie, entre les mains semble-t-il de seulement deux propritaires, pendant plus de trente ans pour le second. En 2011, elle a t repeinte dans son actuelle teinte rouge fonc, et son moteur a t totalement refait 43 400 km. Lanne suivante, aprs une remise en tat lgre, elle a quitt la Californie pour le Royaume-Uni. Il est noter que cette voiture est quipe dune bote automatique et quelle est propose avec sa capote et son lgendaire hard-top Pagode. Elle dispose de plus de lair conditionn, de lve-vitres lectriques, dune installation audio moderne Sony et de ceintures de scurit de couleur assortie lhabitacle.

Les 280 SL type W113 sont toujours aussi lgantes quil y a cinquante ans ; ce sont des valeurs sres de Mercedes, qui suivent immdiatement leurs anctres de la premire gnration, les 300 SL ailes de mouette et cabriolet. Paul Bracq avait donn cette voiture une ligne raffine et intemporelle, qui saccordait parfaitement sa motorisation haut de gamme. La 280 SL est bien plus quune automobile faite pour se promener par beau temps, et elle continuera coup sr connatre le succs pendant au moins les cinquante annes venir.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pa20.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    11304412012358
  • Classic Car ID
    101237564
  • Stock Number
    830801
  • Category
    Import Classics
  • Body Style
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  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
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  • Engine
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  • Drivetrain
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  • Transmission
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  • Exterior Color
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