The 113 Mercedes-Benz Platform was introduced in the summer of 1963 as the 230SL. Designed to continue the SL line from the iconic 190SL and the legendary 300SL, the new SL was designed to provide a sporty driving experience with an adequate level of comfort. Its iconic “Pagoda” shape was defined by the removable hardtop and aluminum boot that concealed the convertible top when not in use. The large chrome grill and three pointed star upfront called back to the previous generation of SLs while customers were enticed by the fuel injected straight-six engine, excellent handling suspension and adequate brakes. The 280SL was first assembled in December 1967 and marked the third and final generation of the 113 chassis. With an upgraded 2.8 liter 195 horsepower engine, the 280SL marked the 113 chassis transition from a sporty two-seater to a finely appointed, adequately powered sports roadster. In the U.S., most 280SLs received a factory 4-speed automatic transmission and air conditioning. Considered by some to be the last classic SL, in recent years the 280SL has become a highly sought-after automobile by both collectors and motoring enthusiasts.
The 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster featured here is finished in the rare two-tone color combination of Papyrus White with a stunning black interior and is accompanied by both matching convertible tops. This incredible example was sold new in Florida where it spent its entire life and has only traveled 27,063 miles from new. Having undergone only one sympathetic, concours level respray, this SL remains highly original with the factory spot welds in the engine compartment showcasing Mercedes-Benz’s craftsmanship. Accompanying this investment-grade 280SL is its original books, tool kit, data card copy from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center and more. The combination of incredible provenance, low miles and like new condition places this 280SL in an entirely different class. No one has owned more 280SLs than Daniel Schmitt & Co. and this is without question the best example we have ever seen and the best example in the world. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013 and posting gains of 395-percent over the last 10-years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. This is an incredible opportunity to own one of the best examples in the world at an investment price. Buy with confidence.
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!
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.
As Daniel Schmitt & Co. reviews will attest, we focus on providing a world-class automobile shopping experience with thorough descriptions and detailed images - an absolute must in the digital age, when many of our classic and investment cars are sold online. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
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High Retail: $192,060.00
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.
Finance rates as low as 5.9%.
We know that classic car financing can pose a unique challenge. Although a vintage or exotic car can be an excellent investment, some financial institutions attempt to apply standard “used car” rules for financing a classic car, which in many cases can make loan approval difficult.
We work closely with many banking institutions that understand and recognize the collector value of classic cars and view them as an investment, which allows us to help you get the financing you need so that you can have the car you have dreamed of.
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Please note: Shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer. The prices listed in our ads are only shipping estimates, not the actual cost. Shipping costs vary depending on vehicle size, fuel prices, and carrier type.
Vehicle may be sold by our dealership before the end of auction.
Daniel Schmitt & Company has described the above-mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, as with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective, and we recommend that the potential buyer fly out to inspect, as well as test drive any of our vehicles before finalizing their purchase. If it is not feasible for you to personally perform an inspection, we will gladly help facilitate an inspection by an independent service center of your choice and will make delivery arrangements of the vehicle for this purpose. All vehicles are sold in “AS IS” condition. Extended warranty options are available on most vehicles. Please be advised that no verbal statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of said vehicle. Our goal is to provide you with the best service and buying experience as possible. All purchases include an additional $385 processing fee which covers the processing of paperwork, pre-vehicle delivery costs, FedEx shipping fees, and a 30-day temporary registration plate so that the vehicle can be driven prior to the title transfer. (ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that you will be responsible for the Federal Reserve fee(s) charged for all incoming wires).
In regards to winning bidders and Buy It Now customers: All winning bidders and Buy It Now bidders are encouraged to fly out and personally inspect the vehicle. If you deem the vehicle is not as represented upon personal inspection, we will not only refund your deposit, but will also reimburse your airfare at the cost of a coach ticket. Feedback must be left at the time of delivery upon final inspection.
Pertaining to non-eBay winners: Anyone who has provided a deposit but whose purchase is still pending, please note that said vehicle will not be held and is subject to being sold at any time until all contingencies are removed and the purchase order is signed.
The advertised mileage represents the actual miles when the car was posted online. These vehicles are test-driven and actual mileage may vary at the time of sale.
All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. We do not manufacture our product. Each vehicle’s brand has its strengths, styles, tendencies, and shortcomings. Despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or a previous owner’s diligence in care of said vehicle. Due to this reason, all vehicles are sold “AS IS”. There are no mechanical guarantees, expressed or implied.
Daniel Schmitt & Co. reserves the right to end the auction at any time.
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