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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

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Auction Sold

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  • Sold forTag$121,000Question mark circle
  • Ended
    Wed, Feb 08, 2023
    9:30 pm UTC
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  • LocationPin outlineDelray Beach, Florida

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Mileage16,082 Miles
Engine2.8-liter Inline Six
Addenda and Errata

Please note that the clock is now found to be operable.



First introduced in March 1963, the 230 SL combined the fantastic sporting characteristics of the 300 SL with the cruising comforts of the 190 SL, creating a beautifully styled piece of 1960s automotive sculpture. The most notable of the many interesting styling features of the W113 SL is the concave ‘Pagoda’ hardtop, earning its nickname for its similarities to a Japanese Pagoda. This innovative design allows for a comfortable cabin with excellent visibility, and the SL’s Pagoda hardtop also maintains a strong roof structure. With continual development, the 230 SL’s engine was enlarged to 2.8-liters, and power levels increased from 148 to 158 hp with a subsequent name change to 280 SL. Comfortable and effortlessly stylish, a well-sorted W113 SL like this is a true 'special-occasion' sports car. With the top down on a sunny day, one of life’s most enjoyable automotive experiences.


  • Over $9000 was spent getting the car ready for sale. The result is a spectacular and reliable driving car. This car starts instantly, idles smoothly, accelerates without effort, and is an absolute joy to drive.

  • This car features the desirable four-speed manual transmission as well as factory air-conditioning.

  • 1971 was the final production year of the 280SL.

  • Accompanying the original window sticker is a copy of the original data card and printout from Mercedes-Benz verifying how this car was originally built.


  • Becker Mexico Cassette Stereo

  • Individual bucket-style seats

  • Power steering

  • Four-wheel, power disc brakes

  • Kangol three-point seat belts 

  • Original, frigiking air conditioning

  • Manual transmission

Known Flaws 

  • Speedometer is jumpy


  • Three keys

  • Owner’s manual packet

  • Tool roll

  • Original window sticker

  • Spare tire and tire cover

  • Hard Top

  • Driving notes from the previous owner

Ownership History

This specific example was sold new at Globe Motorcar in Fairfield, New Jersey, with an original MSRP of $9,154. Prior to the selling dealer purchasing the car, the vehicle was last sold in 2012 following its restoration.

Additional Notes

A Broad Arrow Group Car Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner for this vehicle.

Contact: Marvin Waters Phone: 910.315.2918 email:


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