83800 Miles 2.8 6 CYL AutomaticConvertible

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster

Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 280SL Roadster
Type: Convertible
Year: 1969
Mileage: 83800
VIN: 11304412009666
Color: White
Engine: 2.8 6 CYL
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: --
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Torrance, California, United States
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Description for Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster 1969

 888-778-3751888-778-3751 Visit eBay Store 123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100101102103104of104 Full size photos Full size photos 83800 Miles 2.8 6 CYL AutomaticConvertible Stock #: 09666 Exterior Color: White Interior Color: Black Body Type: Convertible Transmission: Automatic Engine: 2.8 6 CYL Title Condition: Clear West Coast Classics are proud to present an extremely rare example of this mostly all original southern California 1969 Mercedes 280SL series 113 'Pagoda' roadster with very desirable original factory and dealer options of automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, outside rear view mirror, German canvas soft top & original factory hard top! The car still boasts its original 'Off White' factory color paint and Dark Blue interior and with believed to be an original 83K miles!
This particular example simply must be seen and driven to be fully appreciated - it is a beautiful mostly all original car with its original engine and correct original factory 'Off White' (Code 717) color paint and with it's correct factory original optional hardtop and matching hubcaps and a new matching 'Dark Blue' German canvas soft top and a car that has no signs of any major accidents with it's original factory hood and trunk lid and absolutely no rust ever!
The car was recently acquired by us from it's most recent long time southern California owner and we had it serviced at our 'Mercedes-Benz' independent specialists, the renown 'Pacific Motors' of Santa Monica, where it has received a clean bill of health for it's new owner for turn key piece of mind driving today; the car therefore obviously drives incredibly well, it is a super tight driver with the transmission shifting ever so smoothly through all the gears and with the engine extremely powerful yet quiet and smooth.
The chrome work is all excellent and the 'Dark Blue' interior is quite stunning and very handsome with the dashboard perfect, the correct and matching the interior German canvas 'Dark Blue' soft top is as new, and the factory hard top is also in fabulous as new condition. The car has it's original 'Becker' radio and all the interior gauges and levers are in simply exceptionally rare unrestored yet as new condition. The car boasts a completely rust free history with its original floors and inner and outer sills and original matching number hood.
The car is well equipped with factory clock, power steering, power brakes and two tops. The engine cranks easily and drives beautifully. It runs cool, has great oil pressure and does not smoke or leak oil. The transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears and the brakes and suspension are superb. The exhaust system sounds great and the car handles beautifully. All the electrics, the lights and the gauges work properly. The trunk has its original spare wheel and mat with correct wheel cover.
By 1963 the 190SL (Super Light) and the 300SL Roadster were neither Super or Light and the 190SL was simply too heavy to compete with the likes of even the British MG or Triumph and completely underpowered compared to the Austin-Healeys or Jaguars. Mercedes had two choices, either return to the premise of the original 300SL and build another pure sports car or create a new grand touring sports car that would continue the reputation of the SL's as touring cars rather than super racing cars. Mercedes chose the latter with a compromise between the 190 and 300 with the introduction of the W113 platform 230SL which was a two-seat roadster/coupe, introduced at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show and the series was continued through 1971.
Like the Gullwing before it, the 230SL had a distinguishing feature which was its removable hardtop with a distinctive dip in its center to offer tall windows to create a better balanced side view and more headroom for passengers getting in and out while still maintaining a low sporty roofline from the front and rear and which earned the car the nickname 'Pagoda' roof. It also proved an efficient way to remove rainwater and channel it away from the car. Top speed was about 115mph which was better than the 190SL but not in the same class as the 300SL.
All models were equipped with an inline-six cylinder engine with multi-port fuel injection, power disc brakes on all four corners, adjustable bucket seats, radial tires and an electric clock! The hood, trunk lid, door skins and tonneau cover were all made of aluminum to reduce weight. The comparatively short and wide chassis, combined with an excellent suspension, powerful brakes and radial tires gave the W113 superb handling for its time. The styling of the front, with its characteristic upright Bosch 'fishbowl' headlights and simple chrome grille, dominated by the large three-pointed star in the nose panel, paid tribute to the then already legendary 300 SL roadster.
The 280 SL was introduced in December 1967 and continued in production through 23 February 1971, when the W113 was replaced by its successor, the entirely new and substantially heavier R107 350 SL. Over the years, the W113 evolved from a sports car into a comfortable grand tourer and US models were by then usually equipped with the 4-speed automatic transmission and air conditioning. Manual transmission models were much rarer and came with the standard 4-speed or the optional ZF 5-speed, which was ordered only 882 times and thus is a highly sought-after original option today. In Europe, manual transmissions without air conditioning were still the predominant choice.
The main change for the 280SL model in 1967 was an upgrade from the 2,496 cc 250SL engine, which itself had been upgraded from the 2,306cc 230SL, to the 2,778 cc (2.8 L) M130 engine with 180HP which finally gave the W 113 adequate power. The wide track and low body of the 280SL offered exceptional handling noted at the time by numerous car magazines and publications.
In 1968 some 6,930 models were built with 3,290 of these being exported to the U.S. In 1969 8,047 models were built with 4,102 exported to the U.S. and in 1970 some 7,935 were built with 4,992 being exported to the U.S. By 1971, the very last year of production, only 830 cars were built with ony 520 being exported to the U.S.
This particular car must be one of the finest and extremely rarest examples of a seemingly all original Pagoda available anywhere and a highly collectible original southern California example and a car in rare turn-key ready daily appreciating, daily driving and daily head-turning condition! Vehicle Warranty

Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Torrance, CA or Santa Monica, CA mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is, where is’ condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay’s Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment by bank wire transfer, cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1,000 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 business days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time, the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. Once again, please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason. The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles, especially classic and older vehicles, are by definition unique and complex and their condition, for better or worse, must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. Buyer hereby acknowledges that any definition or terms relating to a "matching numbers" description of any car has been met and the buyer has inspected the car and is satisfied with the description prior to bidding or purchase. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle before bidding and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs whatsoever regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle.

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West Coast Classics are renown licensed and bonded California Classic Car Dealers who specialize in buying & selling rare American & European classic cars with our showroom location in southern California at 1205 Bow Avenue in Torrance, CA 90501. Please contact us to verify the current status of any vehicle of interest and note that all test drives are by appointment only. We ship throughout the world and will provide you with an unparalleled service in any of your rare, sports, exotic, luxury, collector or classic car needs. So whether you want to sell your classic car, truck, hot rod, custom or simply rare or exotic car or indeed to buy a classic car that we have in our inventory, contact us today, it is what we do enthusiastically every sunny day here in southern California USA! Thanks for your interest and we look forward to helping you!

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Prices subject to change without notice and do not include Title, License, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes or Processing Fees, if any; please read fees and taxes disclosure below. Please contact seller first for vehicle availability. Although every effort is made to present accurate and reliable information, use of this information is voluntary, and should only be deemed reliable after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, and timeliness. It is the sole responsibility of the customer to verify the existence of options, accessories and the vehicle condition before time of sale. Any and all differences must be addressed prior to time of sale. No expressed or implied warranties, including the availability or condition of the equipment listed is made. EPA mileage estimates for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary depending on driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle maintenance.
The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles, especially classic and older vehicles, are by definition unique and complex and their condition, for better or worse, must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. Buyer hereby acknowledges that any definition or terms relating to a "matching numbers" description of any car has been met and the buyer has inspected the car and is satisfied with the description prior to bidding or purchase. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle before bidding and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs whatsoever regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle.
Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Torrance or Santa Monica mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is, where is’ condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Once again, please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding.
Good luck and thanks for your interest.
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Please note that CA Sales tax, DMV license fees, DMV registration fees, dealer documentary fee, any finance charges, CA emission testing fees, and any compliance fees are additional to the advertised price if any vehicle is to be sold and registered in California and not exported out of state by bill of laden; please see full details below. Vehicle is listed on other industry websites and publications internationally, we reserve the right to end the auction at any time.

This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics, LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required government licensing, smog, documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country, the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading, otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. All bids are legal and binding contracts to purchase the vehicle and by bidding you are hereby entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle and agreeing to accept and abide by these terms of sale:

Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay’s Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment in full to be received by bank wire transfer, cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1,000 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time, the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason.

A documentation fee of $70, which is capped and regulated in California as opposed to some other states, is charged on each sale, which once established legally has to be charged equally on each sale, to cover any necessary costs related to FEDEX mailings and other professional documentation paperwork fees for processing documents to establish title and registration in order to complete the transfer of documents to the new registered owner.