Back in 1963, the all-new Mercedes-Benz 230SL represented a huge improvement over the outgoing 190SL roadster. Its 150 hp, six-cylinder engine replaced the 190’s four-cylinder, and it was gradually increased in size to the most desirable 180 hp, 2.8-liter engine in late 1967. The bulbous bodywork of the 190 was replaced by Paul Bracq’s crisp, angular design, with its unusual concave hardtop roof that led to the famous “Pagoda” sobriquet. After the W113’s demise in 1971, the new R107 generation of Mercedes SL would be produced for the next 20 years.
This 1969 280SL is finished in an elegant midnight blue and is equipped with a desirable 4-speed transmission. Originally bought as a project by us at Tomini Classics, it will be restored to show standard in our workshop.
Please note that this car has not received any indications on pricing, as it is meant to be a nut-and-bolt restoration. Photograph reflects the car in its pre-restoration condition.