1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL
The personal luxury convertible may have truly come into existence with the advent of the 1968-1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL!
Originally launched at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show, the W113 was a clean sheet design for a new decade. The 280 SL, like our feature car, was the last of the series, and today is still instantly recognizable as a Mercedes. It might also be considered a drivable classic, as well as a collectible investment.
With disc brakes on all four wheels, a rarity for the period, Mercedes-Benz took lengths to ensure the 280 SL stopped as well as it went too. Four- and five-speed manual transmissions were available, but most American-market SLs were equipped with a smooth shifting four-speed automatic. 60 mph comes up in 8.6 seconds and stops from 70 mph in just 233 feet, so even today the SL still has enough performance that one could conceivably drive it every day. Air conditioning was an option too for those in sunnier climates.
Values of the SL are on the rise, this car has been meticulously maintained and is a super clean example of a Mercedes-Benz 280 SL.
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