Mercedes Benz

280 SL / W113


This is a truly lovely example of the 280, the top model in the classic SL-range W113. This car was originally sold in America and delivered February 5th 1969, making it one of the last cars produced with the red indicator lights. The car was reimported to Germany and totally restored by German specialists to original specification and to a very high standard in 2003.

Since the finished restoration it has been in single ownership and sparingly used. As such it retains its near factory finish quality and presents absolutely beautifully. It comes including hardtop in a lovely contrasting bordeaux colour. 

Model history:

The 280 SL debuted in December 1967 and production continued until February 1971, when the model was replaced by the brand new and considerably heavier 350 SL (R107). Not least because of its lower weight the 280 SL has a sportier edge than its successor even though it is also a very capable grand tourer. Americans generally preferred the automatic transmission and most of the 23,885 SL's built were sold here.

Earlier SL's came with the smaller 230 and 250-engines, and the M130 engine in the 280SL was the final and most powerful development of Mercedes Benz’s classic SOHC M180 6-cylinder engine.


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Price (EUR)




25.628 km




2.8-litre, 6 cylinder




4-Speed, automatic


170 hp at 5,700 rpm


11.0 sec.

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Top speed


Production period


Model details

2-seater sports car

Total produced

23.885 (1969: 8.047)

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