2.8 Liter- overhead cam fuel injected 6 cylinder, 4 speed with two tops and air conditioning.
The heritage of the modern SL (Sport Leicht or sport light) began with the introduction of the 300 SL race cars from the 50’s which inspired the iconic 300 SL “Gullwing” and later 300 SL roadsters, followed by the smaller 190 SL and then the W113 body style featuring the pagoda roof styling of the 230, 250 and finally 280 SL Roadsters. The design is credited to Mr. Paul Bracq. The unibody construction featured front and rear deformation zones, a first for a sports car. Hagerty’s valuation tool indicates that, lately, prices have been rising quickly for the 1968-1971 280 SLs, especially for ones in excellent condition. And for good reason–they are beautiful, usable, and have enough modern conveniences to remain comfortable today. And like any Mercedes-Benz from the era, its build quality is impeccable.
The 280 SL offered here has all the desirable features with both tops, AC, 4 speed transmission and extensive service records. It is an excellent driver, reliable and as stylish as any Mercedes ever produced.