Mercedes Benz 280 SL Roadster - Both Tops, Tools, Books

1971 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series

Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 200-Series
Type: Convertible
Year: 1971
Mileage: 90,600
VIN: 11300412022103
Color: Gold
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Brown
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Extras
Leather Seats, Convertible
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1971 Mercedes 280 SL

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Very GoodCondition - Books - Tools - Both Soft Top and Hard Top - Highly Desirable Color - California Car

The 280 SL was introduced in December 1967 and continued in production through 23 February 1971, hen the W113 was replaced by its successor, he entirely new and substantially heavier R107 350 SL. Over the years, he W113 evolved from a sports car into a comfortable grand tourer, nd US models were by then usually equipped with the 4-speed automatic transmission and air conditioning. Manual transmission models came with the standard 4-speed or the optional ZF 5-speed, hich was ordered only 882 times and thus is a highly sought-after original option today. In Europe, anual transmissions without air conditioning were still the predominant choice. Of the 23,885 280 SLs produced, ore than half were sold in the US.

The main change was an upgrade to the 2,778cc (2.8L) M130 engine with 170PS (130kW; 170hp) maximum power and 180lb•ft (244N•m) maximum torque, hich finally gave the W113 adequate power. The performance improvement was achieved by increasing bore by 4.5mm (0.2in), hich stretched the limits of the M180 block, nd required pairwise cylinder casts without cooling water passages. This mandated an oil-cooler, hich was fitted vertically next to the radiator. Each engine was now bench-tested for two hours prior to being fitted, o their power specification was guaranteed at last.[9]

The M130 marked the final evolution of Mercedes-Benz' venerable SOHC M180 inline-six, efore it was superseded by the entirely new DOHC M110 inline-six introduced with R107 1974 European 280 SL models. For some time, t was also used in the W109 300 S-Class, here it retired the expensive 3 liter M189 alloy inline-six.

1971 is the last year the 280 SL was manufactured, nd highly desirable to many collectors. This model was produced from 1967-1971


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