1969 Mercedes 280SL Roadster for sale. This highly original, numbers matching Pagoda was sold new on May 19th, 1969 finished in Light Beige with Red MB Tex interior at Gauthier Motors and kept by it's first owner for 36 years until selling to a friend here locally in the California wine country in 2005. The car moved to Sonoma, California about 25 years ago where it has remained since.
Interior appears mostly original, except newer rugs and dash pad. Original door/kick panels. Nicely preserved wood and the desirable three-point Kangol seat belts. This car still has it's original side and rear factory installed Sekurit glass.
The exterior has seen one re-paint and been touched up as needed. The body looks solid and the floors are in good condition. The cloth top is older, has a small half-inch tear on the drivers side lower corner but the rear window has good viability. All of the chrome, trim and lenses look to be original and in good, usable condition.
The car is nice to drive. The original 280SL factory installed engine starts right up and is smooth and quiet with no smoke or undesirable sounds. The shifting feels accurate and tight. It was rebuilt around 50k miles ago.
The new car invoice is still with the car as well as the books and a plethora of records beginning in the service booklet in 1969. The body stamps match the data tag as shown below on the hood, removable hardtop and soft top stow-away lid.
I have scanned the documentation for your review. It looks like a speedometer replacement occurred at 106,428 with a used unit. There is also an engine rebuild receipt at 46,248 (146,248) which would indicate that this rebuild has just under 50k miles on it. Click here to download a pdf file of the documentation. Also, please note that service booklet documents the period between new and the first repair order accounting for the initial 39k miles up until April 5th of 1972. The car shows to be regularly maintained and well cared for.
With it's transparent past, two-owners, matching numbers along with a healthy amount of documentation, this 280SL is an excellent candidate to continue to preserve and use as-is but certainly worthy of a thorough, proper restoration with the values continuously on the rise.
Asking price listed on our site. This listing will end the moment a reasonable offer is made. Available only at Left Coast Classics! Direct your inquiries to Donn 844-LEFTCOA (844-533-8262) .....because life's too short to drive the wrong car....
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