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  Lot 40

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Estimated at £55,000 - £65,000

Lot details

Registration No: UBD 645G
Chassis No: 11304412008305
MOT: March 2022

  • 69,000 recorded miles, both hard/soft tops and tool roll
  • Subject to much expenditure in 2018 including front brake overhaul
  • V5c, collection of invoices and original handbook and service book
  • Finished in an attractive colour combination of Gold complemented to a Black interior

Mercedes have been producing an SL (Sport Leicht) model or range of models since 1954 when the landmark 300SL was unveiled. The similarly styled, but mechanically unrelated, 190 followed in 1955, completing the first generation of cars. Their successor was the W113 series. The last of the line, the 280 SL, was launched in 1968. Blessed with the same effortlessly elegant Paul Bracq styling as its earlier siblings, it was powered by a new seven bearing crankshaft 2,781cc straight-six engine that developed 170bhp and 180lb ft of torque. The SL was equipped with all-round independent suspension - double wishbones and coil springs at the front and coil sprung swing axles at the rear. Braking was by power assisted on all corners and steering was by recirculating ball. The car's 'square' track gave notably sure-footed handling. Able to blur the divide between city streets and open roads with ease, the majority of 280 SLs were specified with four-speed automatic gearboxes and power assisted steering. Some 23,885 were made by the time production ceased in 1971, virtually half of which were exported to the USA. This popular W113 series of cars was replaced by the all new and substantially heavier R107 350SL/450SL range.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


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