1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL LHD Automatic

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£185,000 (as of May 25, 2021, 2:56 pm)

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1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL LHD Automatic

IMMACULATE RESTORATION BY MARQUE SPECIALIST

£185,000.00
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model 280
Year 1969
Transmission Automatic
Fuel Petrol
Engine Size 2,778 ccm
Mileage 0 Miles
Emission class
1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL
IMMACULATE FULL RESTORATION, LEFT HAND DRIVE AUTOMATIC

LUX CLASSICS ARE DELIGHTED TO OFFER THIS EXCEPTIONALLY RESTORED 1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL LEFT HAND DRIVE, AUTOMATIC, WITH A LOW MILEAGE SINCE FULL COMPONENT OFF RESTORATION.

DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1969 | COLOUR: ANTHRACITE GRAY METALLIC (DB172) | INTERIOR TRIM: BEIGE LEATHER | PRICE: £185,000

MODEL HISTORY & PRODUCTION
The 230SL (W113) was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 1963 as a replacement for its predecessors, the 190SL and 300SL. The 230SL was updated in November 1966 to the 250SL and in November 1967 to the last production series as a 280SL.

With its inwardly facing roof curvature and many analogies with Far Eastern Temples, these models soon became better known as the ‘Pagoda’. They were alternatively reasonably easy to get in and out of due the tall nature of the roof. Also recognised by its clean, straight lines and large Mercedes-Benz star in the grille, this SL was available as a convertible with a hard top and soft folding roof. It had virtually nothing in common with its predecessors, with its chassis based on that of the 220SE (W111) saloon modified to offer a sportier feel.

The bonnet was styled with a slight bulge to accommodate the straight six cylinder engine, again developed from that in the saloon. Developing for the 230SL / 250SL 170 HP (SAE) at 5,600 rpm & 280SL 195 HP at 6,500 rpm with mechanical multi-port fuel injection produced a very smooth power delivery. Paired with the standard four-speed manual transmission, the W113 SL’s also offered an optional extra four-speed automatic transmission too & later with the ZF five-speed manual transmission.

With recirculating ball steering, a dual-circuit brake system, gas-filled shock absorbers and radial ply tyres, it offered a sporty feeling with exceptional handling as a result of its taut chassis, but also a very compliant ride too. The Pagoda was the first ever sports car to come with a ‘safety body’. It had a rigid passenger cell and designated crumple zones with have an effect on-absorbing front and rear sections built into the vehicle structure.

The Pagoda proved to be a sound foundation for all subsequent SLs: An exceptional blend of good performance with the highest levels of comfort, with some 48,912 built between 1963 – 1971.

THIS ACTUAL CAR
Presented now in period Anthracite Grey Metallic DB172 paintwork with matching hard top, complemented by Beige / Tan Leather interior, with period-correct Beige carpets and Black mohair soft top.

With original Ecuador delivery to USA specification in factory Dark Green and Cognac. It’s now uprated to European specification and finished in period correct in DB172 Anthracite.

A full component-off restoration by a European Mercedes-Benz marque specialist has just been completed. This vehicle comes highly recommended, and is reported to have been a pleasure to own by the present owner. The solid bodywork and sound mechanics provide for a reliable classic to European specification. It’s going to come tried and tested, with a full service and warranty.

Original matching numbers (except colours) left hand drive with hard and soft top. Factory and standard options include:

+ Four-Speed Automatic Transmission
+ Power steering
+ Becker Mexico Stereo and Electric Aerial

Presented in immaculate condition and fully inspected by Lux Classics. It’s going to come having completed all post restoration run down miles with any final adjustments made.

Although currently with its owner, this vehicle is available for viewing in our UK showroom on an appointment basis and would suit an enthusiast or collector with whom this vehicle will represent a good acquisition opportunity.

WARRANTY & FINANCE AVAILABLE


Lux Classics Ltd
Please contact us to arrange a test drive.
01375808571

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Unit 3, Banters Lane Business Park
Main Road, Great Leighs
Chelmsford
Essex
CM3 1QX

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About us
Located & accessible from London in Chelmsford, Essex. Lux Classics specialises in premium classic car sales and restoration of marques such as Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Jaguar, Ferrari and Aston Martin. Our showroom offers easy access from the M25 and is approximately 36 miles from London’s Canary Wharf or 45 mins by train from Liverpool Street mainline Station. The showroom is supported by extensive workshops, staffed by a highly dedicated team of experts, who are well rehearsed in the preservation and care of fine automobiles. At Lux Classics we consider strongly in attention to detail and that many cars are functional works of art – made to be driven. In spite of everything, good preparation for ‘driving classics’ is essential for driving passion.
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Presented now in period Anthracite Grey Metallic paintwork with matching hard top, with Tan Leather interior, Beige carpets and Black mohair soft top.

With original Ecuador delivery to USA spec in factory Dark Green and Cognac. It’s now uprated to European specification and finished in period correct in Anthracite.

A full component-off restoration by European marque specialist has just been completed. The solid bodywork and sound mechanics provide for a reliable classic to European specification. It’s going to come tried and tested, with a full service and warranty.

Original matching numbers (except colours) LHD with hard and soft top. Spec includes:

+ Four-Speed Automatic Transmission
+ Power steering
+ Becker Mexico Stereo and Electric Aerial

Specification: 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL LHD Automatic

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