1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL California Coupe

1968 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: SL-Class
SubModel: California Coupe
Type: Convertible
Trim: SL
Year: 1968
Mileage: 112,265
VIN: 280SL006720
Color: Tobacco
Engine: 2.8 liter
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Cognac
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: San Francisco, California, United States
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Description for Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 1968

This 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL is a rare two owner California Coupe model with only 112K miles. Purchased new at Fox Brothers in Hollywood Ca. and lovingly cared for by the original owner until 2007, the current owner has used the car sparingly since and has added only 13K during their ownership. The California Coupe was a special order 280SL that deleted the top well and soft top creating enough space for a full width folding back seat while retaining the removable hard top. A true two owner black plate California car, it has always been garaged, and it has spent it’s entire life exclusively in Southern California. It has always been garaged, never been hit, and has never seen rust. In fact, all panels have matching numbers and all of the factory spot welds are undisturbed. Obviously well cared for, the bodywork has been repainted once in the original Tobacco Brown and shows well but there are a few flaws worth noting. The hard top has a minor paint blister on the leading edge above the windshield, and there are some minor paint chips on the edge of the hood. All of the chrome and trim are original Mercedes-Benz pieces and still look very nice.
Inside, the cognac colored MB Tex seats were reupholstered at one time and still look great but there are some splits in the headliner. All gauges and controls work well, but the dealer installed AC does not blow cold and would probably benefit from a recharge. The carpets are original and look good but show some wear on the driver’s side. The dash cover has a few minor cracks, and the wood trim on the dashboard has some decay on the driver’s side edge.
Mechanically it runs and drives well and has been well maintained. the 2.8 liter six cylinder coupled with a four speed automatic transmission, it has never been rebuilt and has had only routine maintenance as required throughout the years. An honest, unmolested black plate California car that shows well and can be enjoyed as is or taken to the next level without much effort. Located near downtown Los Angeles, it is available for viewing by appointment.
All of the original owners books, tools, and many of the service records will also be included with the sale.