1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda

Chassis No. 113044-10-019833
Engine No. 130980-12-041493
Transmission No. 006819 (Matching Numbers)
Body No. 04488

• Coveted Final Model Year Pagoda, Constructed in July 1970
• Original Livery per Mercedes-Benz DataCard & Factory 4-Speed Manual Transmission
• 4(488) Corresponding Body Number Stampings found on the Bonnet, Top Lid, Hardtop & Transmission Support
• Notable “spot welds” visible across the bonnet and boot lids, both front fenders, front nose, engine bay, doors and inner supports, cabin, trunk floor, front and rear lower sills.
• M-B steel wheels, Spare is dated 6/1970
o Shod in (x5) Brand New & Highly Correct 185/R14 Michelin MXV 3/4” Whitewall Tires
• Complete with original Owner's Manual, keys and period leather fob, top wrenches in original pouch, spare tire and cover - with corresponding jack, wheel chock, tire iron and tool kit, hard top stand, strap and cover
o Period leather key fob from servicer Auto Engineering, Inc. of Lexington, Massachusetts
o Offered with period first-aid kit, luggage set, luggage strap and 1971 Texas license plates
o 5-piece bespoke Coco Mats set
• Well suited for continued driven enjoyment and collectability

The W113 series continued Mercedes-Benz's tradition of the sporty open convertible, while considerably more refined and luxuriously equipped than its predecessors. Nimble and practical with delicate balanced styling, today its popularity as a very usable classic.

019833 displays correct Dark Olive (291) body paint, with matching Dark Olive Hardtop over Beige upholstery and woven carpeting. A dark brown soft top currently offers an additional motoring configuration, while originally delivered in Dark Green canvas.

The cabin features Becker Europa radio, optional rear window defrost on hardtop, and original woodwork. Bespoke Coco Mats protect the carpeting – front and rear. All gauges/instruments and electrical components remain in proper working order. Original top wrenches and case reside in the glove box. A hardtop stand, strap and cover accompany.

Upfront, the engine bay is fitted with its original firewall pad, along with many correct clamps, hardware, and finishes. A period alarm system remains in working order. A 2021 inspection and scheduled service ensures continued excellent drivability. Engine compression reads: 162, 169, 172, 170, 170, 180 psi. Additionally, (x5) new 2021 dated and highly authentic 185/R14 Michelin MXV 3/4” whitewall tires have been fitted.

The undercarriage reflects that of the topside, very solid and honestly presented with tidy upkeep and proper equipment. The luggage compartment contains correct grey rubber mats, spare tire and cover with corresponding jack, wheel chock, tire iron, tool kit and period first aid kit. A leather luggage strap mounts to the factory points, securing a period 4-piece set of luggage. A matching trunk Coco mat is also fitted.

Its modern drivability and unmatched performance would indulge any classic car enthusiast. Open air or comfortable coupe-esque touring, Mercedes-Benz's SL roadster have long been known to provide years of reliable motoring, and this late and fully equipped SL is just the candidate for enjoyment and collectability.

Mercedes-Bens DataCard Translation:

Chassis No. 113044-10-019833
Engine No. 130983-10-007144
Exterior Color Code: 291 – Dark Olive, Body & Top
Interior Color Code: 141 – Beige MBTex with Beige Carpeting

Option Codes:
401 Single Seats
416 Hardtop Mounted
422 Power Steering
440 Bumper Guards
461 Instruments in English
491 USA Version
503 Side View Mirror, left
515 Becker radio AM/FM
524 Paint Coat Preservation
595 Heat Insulated Glass
608 Combination Code 600+601
Hardtop with Garnish Moldings
Oil for Limited Slip Rear Axle
641 White Wall Tires
669 Mode of Packing VE I
249 Heated Rear Pane
256 Rear Axle with Limited Slip Differential
747 Folding (Soft) Top Fabric Dark Green 6004

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