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1971 MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SL ‘CALIFORNIA COUPE’ ROADSTER

Highlights

  • SPECTACULAR CONDITION
  • ORIGINAL CALIFORNIA CAR
  • KNOWN HISTORY FROM NEW
  • RARE 'CALIFORNIA COUPE' EQUIPPED WITH FACTORY REMOVABLE HARDTOP AND REAR '+2' SEATS
  • LAST YEAR PRODUCED
  • ONE OF ONLY 831
  • DRIVES AND PERFORMS LIKE NEW
  • GORGEOUS ORIGINAL COLOR COMBINATION
  • INCREDIBLE DOCUMENTATION, INCLUDING OWNER’S MANUAL AND SERVICE RECORDS DATING BACK TO 1972
  • TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
  • A COLLECTOR’S DREAM
  • Options Include:
  • RARE FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING
  • 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER STEERING
  • BECKER MEXICO AM/FM CASSETTE PLAYER
  • POWER 4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES
  • REMOVABLE HARDTOP
  • REAR SEATING
  • LEATHER INTERIOR
  • A classic from the moment it was announced in March 1963 at the Geneva Motor Show, the W113-generation SL-Class features timeless styling penned by designer and artist Paul Bracq, a ‘safety body’ incorporating crumple zones, and a smooth-revving Inline-6. The car, initially available only as a roadster, was immediately welcomed by buyers, particularly celebrities, who appreciated it for its comfort and performance. Over its production lasting until 1971, the W113 received a number of updates, most notably an increase in its engine’s displacement from the original 2.3 Liters to 2.5, then 2.8 Liters, to increase drivability. Other changes to improve safety and comfort were incorporated as well.

    Starting with the single-year-only 250 SL, a second body style, the ‘California Coupe’ became available. While the roadster had a manually folding soft top and a removable hardtop, the ‘California Coupe’ only had the former – the space that would otherwise hold a folded soft top dedicated to a folding rear seat. Most buyers preferred the original two-seater roadster, so ‘California Coupes’ are reasonably rare and are, therefore, quite desirable today.

    The magnificent 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL ‘California Coupe’ Roadster featured here is finished in distinctive Satin Beige Metallic over Cognac leather. This incredible motorcar was sold new in Van Nuys, California and remained in California for most of its existence. Today, this 280 SL presents in spectacular condition, benefiting from a high-level restoration some years prior. This motorcar is one of very few examples produced in February of 1971, the last month of production for this coveted model. Equipped with nearly every available factory option, including air conditioning, a Becker Mexico AM/FM radio with cassette, and power steering/brakes, this is the perfect example to add to any premier collection. We are proud to offer this exquisite 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL ‘California Coupe’ Roadster to the most particular collector, investor, or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the investment potential of this great classic.


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    Year:
    1971
    Make:
    Mercedes-Benz
    Model:
    280 SL
    Color:
    Satin Beige
    VIN:
    11304412023667
    Mileage:
    80,812
    Stock Number:
    407974

    Engine:
    2.8L Inline-6
    Transmission:
    4-Speed Automatic
    Style:
    Roadster
    HAGERTY VALUE
    $206,000.00
    DISCOUNT
    $56,100
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $149,900.00
    Hagerty Guides 9/25/2023

    High Retail: $206,000.00


    Year:
    1971
    Make:
    Mercedes-Benz
    Model:
    280 SL
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    High Retail Value
    This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be a completely restored or an extremely well maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition. Note: This value does not represent a “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle *.* “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle is not driven. It would generally be in a museum or transported in an enclosed trailer to concourse judging and car shows. This type of car would be stored in a climate-regulated facility.

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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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