Specs

Engine b
Engine
2.8 I6
Transmission b
Transmission
4 Speed Automatic
Mileage b
Mileage
84,215
Exterior b
Exterior
Foam
Interior b
Interior
Cognac
Stock b
Stock
174C

Highlights

  • Optional 4Speed Automatic
  • Optional Hardtop
  • Amazing Driver

Description

Collectible Motor Car of Atlanta is proud to present this spectacular 1971 Mercedes Benz 280SL. Mercedes-Benz introduced the 280SL less than a year after the 250SL arrived on the scene, and closed out the “pagoda” SL line in 1971. The 280 was very similar, to its predecessor, using clean, elegant lines, intelligent placement of the wheels in proportion to the rest of the design, and a tall, ...

Collectible Motor Car of Atlanta is proud to present this spectacular 1971 Mercedes Benz 280SL. Mercedes-Benz introduced the 280SL less than a year after the 250SL arrived on the scene, and closed out the “pagoda” SL line in 1971. The 280 was very similar, to its predecessor, using clean, elegant lines, intelligent placement of the wheels in proportion to the rest of the design, and a tall, "pagoda" optional removable hard top that allowed for ease of ingress and egress.

Like the other W113 cars, the 280 utilized a monocoque chassis, with front suspension courtesy of coils and wishbones, while the rear incorporated a single-pivot swing axle and transverse springs set up to compensate for camber. Four-wheel discs provide braking power.

The engine is a 2.8-liter, overhead-cam, inline-6. Bosch fuel injection was incorporated as well, and horsepower on the sport tourer is rated at 180 – a fair bit more than the 230 and 250 had access to. Torque is also higher at 177 ft-lb. A 4-speed manual transmission was standard, though the new 4-speed automatic transmission, as this one is equipped, was optional.

Cabin refinement is high, with acres of leather, plush, supportive seats, big, readable gauges, and a quality of craftsmanship throughout. Safety features of this vintage includes an energy-absorbing steering column and three-point seatbelts, while side marker lights are the biggest external visual difference between the 250 and 280. This very fine example is finished in Foam Beige with matching hardtop over Cognac leather interior. This German classic has had a quality repaint, and take note the distinctive factory “dimples” on the inner side of the headlight trim and the factory fender pinch welds are all in-tact, satisfying even the most careful collector eye. 280SL's of this caliber are not on the market very often, inquire today.

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