Euro 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 4-Speed

High bid:$21,250
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: Reserve
3 bids, 8 comments

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 1969
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 280SL
  • VIN: 11309910008231
  • Mileage Shown: 20,127km (5-digit odometer)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Silver
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: Saint-Lambert, QC J4P 2R6
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0045911

Following the iconic 300SL and 190SL, Mercedes-Benz introduced the W113-generation SL-class in 1963, with its uniquely shaped removable hardtop, hence the nickname “Pagoda”. Introduced in 1967, the 280SL featured a more robust 2.8-liter M130 inline-six engine. This 1969 SL is finished in silver over a cream leather interior and is equipped with the highly desirable 4-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, a Becker Mexico stereo, and more. Originally delivered to Italy, this Pagoda was imported to Canada in 1999 and is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Quebec.

Finished in silver with a matching pagoda hardtop and a blue fabric soft-top convertible, this Italian-market example features European headlights, dual exhaust outlets, chrome bumpers, fender flares, and mirrors. Additional chrome trim consists of the grille, door handles, and windshield trim. This 280SL rides on polished 14” slotted aluminum wheels with body-colored hubcaps wrapped in Vredestein tires. The seller notes that the soft top is new. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.

The cabin is upholstered in cream fabric with a matching dashboard and contrasting carpets. Equipment includes a 2-spoke steering wheel with wood trim accenting the upper dashboard and center console, manual window cranks, an under-dash A/C system, a windshield defroster, an analog VDO clock, and an original Becker Mexico AM/FM stereo. The Seller notes that an air conditioning compressor was installed under current ownership and all gauges, electronics, and accessories are reported to function as intended, with no warning lights present.

Powered by a Bosch fuel-injected 2.8-liter M130 SOHC inline-six engine, the 280SL sends up to 158 HP to its rear wheels by way of a rare 4-speed manual transmission. The seller notes fluids were refreshed yearly, and no outstanding maintenance items have been reported.

This sale will include a window sticker, a toolkit, a spare tire, an air pump, a car cover, a removable hard top, and a clean title.

The seller would like you to know: “Iconic Euro-spec 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL (Pagoda) is being offered this week on PCARMARKET. It brings breathtaking fancy Euro headlamps, manual trans, and the optional removable hard top, included, for the perfect package. A/C compressor blowing ice-cold air was installed for the perfect ambiance. The best part: the exquisite exhaust notes going through the gears… pure bliss. Bid a lot, with confidence, To WIN!”

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  • AlexBert (seller) 12 hours, 29 minutesago

    @A1959356D MAC: let me teach You something Kid:

    99% of Vintage cars in Canada are sometimes on the Roads, from April to October. And stored inside 365/365. The ones i represent though. This Pagoda spent first 30 years in ITALY 🇮🇹. In Canada, it shared a Stable next to RR Silver Cloud, Jaguar XK120, e-Type, Ferrari and other prestigious brands. No Rust. Not even surface rust. Clean as a Whistle.

    Reserve is Very High. No Bargain in sight. Prepare to Load and to ReLoad. A Car for Men, not for boys who think They can.

  • A1959356D (registered bidder) 12 hours, 52 minutesago

    any known rust issues? When I think Canada, I get rust and salt....

  • AlexBert (seller) 17 hours, 29 minutesago

    @jackal0506 👍

  • jackal0506 (registered bidder) 19 hours, 5 minutesago

    amazing ! GLWS

  • A1959356D 1 day, 18 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $21,250

  • Cherche-pepite (registered bidder) 4 days, 23 hoursago

    Many thanks for the detailed answers. Amazingly low mileage and rare real leather interior option.

  • AlexBert (seller) 5 days, 4 hoursago

    @Cherche-pepite : TYVM for this Questionnaire!
    You may just have found Your match : Awesome ‘Pepite’ right here ;-)

    Yes: current mileage true mileage on this car.
    Yes: History Known & Service Records.
    Matching numbers & Color
    Never been Accidented.
    Original interior, true supple leather.
    All instruments, clock & radio work.

    Current Custodians ( Famous Brothers ) are well known & respected. They look after their collection of European cars like No one else.

    Exquisite features this MB has:

    Euro HeadLamps
    Manual transmission to truly capture the personality of this Automobile, heel-Toeing RevMatching. Exhaust Notes outRuns everything you heard so far ( Run footage 1 more time: minute 6:33 ) only car that can beat this is the now 1 million dollar Lexus LFA, imho.

    Any other questions, welcomed. Here or by Clicking Contact Seller!

    Prosit 🥂

  • FORMULAONE 5 days, 4 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $21,000

  • Daniel75 5 days, 6 hoursago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • Balocco (registered bidder) 5 days, 19 hoursago

    Janice actually drove a Porsche 356 lol. Beautiful Mercedes here. GLWA!

  • Cherche-pepite (registered bidder) 5 days, 20 hoursago

    Car sounds and looks very nice. Janis would've enjoyed it!

    Those 20,000+ kms are the total mileage on this car? Do you have its complete service history and maintenance records?

    How many owners?

    Matching numbers?

    Original paint? Never been in an accident?

    Original interior, never reupholstered? Is it truly leather or rather MB Tex?

    All instruments, including clock and radio, are in proper working order?

    Thanks very much.

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