The Paul Bracq-designed Mercedes-Benz 113 series succeeded both the 190SL and the 300SL, and made its public debut at the 1963 Geneva Auto Show. The first model, the 230SL, was a comfortable, well-equipped and compact two-seat sports touring machine that provided better performance than the 190SL. Instantly recognizable by virtue of their unique and strong detachable hardtop design, the cars were colloquially known as pagodas. The well-balanced chassis was designed by Rudi Uhlenhaut and based on a solid unit-body platform. Initially, magazine road testers bemoaned the relatively soft spring rates and 150 horsepower rating of the 230SL, but became believers when Uhlenhaut himself drove a 230SL to lap times that were only 0.2 seconds slower than those of a Ferrari 250GT! Furthermore, a 230SL won the prestigious Spa-Sofia-Liège rally in 1963. A very successful design, the 113 series remained in production for nine years with nearly 49,000 examples built, and it continues to be a favorite among todays collectors. In true Mercedes-Benz fashion, the 113 series cockpit is comfortable, well-appointed and weather proof, and the cars construction and attention to detail is consistent with renowned Mercedes-Benz standards. It harnesses a 180 bhp, 2,778 cc single overhead camshaft inline six-cylinder engine, Bosch fuel injection, automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs and anti-roll bar, rear suspension by single low-pivot swing axles with trailing arms and coil springs, four-wheel vacuum-assisted hydraulic disc brakes.
The 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster featured here is finished in stunning Light Ivory with an impeccably kept original Black MB-Tex interior and matching convertible top. It has been driven just 17,300 miles from new and it shows! This US version is fitted with all available options, including both hard top and soft top, factory air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, Becker AM/FM radio, as well as its original books and tools. This is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire what we believe to be one of the very best 280SL Roadster on the market today. We are proud to offer this 1971 Mercedes 280SL Roadster to the most sophisticated collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciate low miles and superior condition. 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. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? 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. Bid with confidence; this just might be one of the best finds on the market!
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: $167,310.00
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.
Terms available up to 144 Months
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* Rates vary depending on year of car, length of term and credit score.
Warranty Available. Please inquire for more information.
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