1968 Mercedes 280SL Roadster Two Tops Excellent Driver Proven Event Car

1968 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: SL-Class
Type: Roadster
Year: 1968
Mileage: 70,896
VIN: 11304412000238
Color: Silver w/ Olive
Engine: 2.8 inline 6
Cylinders: 6
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Green
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, United States

Description for Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 1968

1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL


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1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Automatic Transmission
Odometer reads 70,896 miles (may be 170,896)
Exterior: Silver (180G) exterior w/ Dark Olive hard top and hub caps, black soft top
Interior: Green MB tex
(The car was originally white (050) with dark olive hard top and hub caps - see photos before restoration)

I have been maintaining this car at my shop for years. The current owner bought it in 1999 from the original owner, a gentleman he used to play golf with near his winter home in Florida. He has asked me to sell it for him due to health reasons.

While it isn’t completely original and correct down to every nut and bolt, it is a very nice looking car. It is an excellent driving car, not perfect, but a great driver that’s been well maintained.

The car had some rust issues (floors, trunk, rockers) when the current owner bought it from the original owner in 1999. It was restored between 2000-2001. There is a photo album documenting the restoration, some of those photos are included in the photos accompanying this auction. There are photos of the car ‘'BEFORE” restoration, in its original white color, as well as one with the current owner and the previous owner. There are also photos of the car in bare metal, etc. The body tag was not re-attached after the restoration and must have been lost, as it is not on the car. The VIN tag is on the car and present, just not the color code tag.

Fenders don’t show spot welds under the hood, but they do have their ‘notches’ near the headlights. The underside of the car was undercoated after undergoing rust repair. There are many, many receipts and service records. Just in the past couple of years a lot of work was done.

I didn’t take the hard top off for the photos... we had the hard top off not too long ago, and it is in good condition, no rips or tears and it has a clean / clear back window. It was replaced during the restoration.

This car and its owner (and his wife) is one of just two cars to have participated in all 5 Walleye 1000 Vintage Rallies between 2012 and 2016. The Walleye 1000 is a classic car tour that covers between 500-600 miles in two days every June along the Mississippi River in Minnesota and Wisconsin (google it to learn more). There are some photos of this car on that event over the years. It has never had an issue, ever, on that event. It has always been maintained before and after the event to make sure all was in order.

There are books / manuals with the car, service records and the restoration photo album.

Please contact me: Bruce in Minneapolis, MN – Ph: 612-724-1399 to discuss the car, if you have questions, or if you’d like to make an offer.

The right offer can end this auction can put this car in your garage today!

The 280 SL on the 2015 Walleye 1000 Vintage Rally.

The 280 SL on the 2014 Walleye 1000 Vintage Rally.

Filling up at the Frank Lloyd Wright gas station, Cloquet, MN on the 2012 Walleye 1000 Vintage Rally.

Books and manuals, also a photo album documenting the purchase and restoration of the car.


$500 Paypal deposit due within 48 hours of auction end (I will NOT accept PayPal for the entire balance, fees are too great)

The car is for sale locally and I reserve the right to end the auction at any time.


Car is sold AS IS, WHERE IS, FOB Minneapolis, MN. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer. I work with auto transporters from time to time, I can refer you to a shipper if you'd like.

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