Mercedes Benz 280 SL / W113


Mercedes Benz 280 SL / W113 2-seater sports car 2.8-litre, 6 cylinder



Vehicle data

  • Km25.628 Km
  • TypeRoadster
  • Model details2-seater sports car


  • Engine2.8-litre, 6 cylinder
  • Power170 hp at 5,700 rpm
  • Torque245 Nm at 4,500 rpm
  • Acceleration 0-60 mph11.0 sec.
  • Gearbox4-Speed, automatic
  • Top speed200 km/h

Production Data

  • Production period1968-1971
  • Total produced23.885 (1969: 8.047)


This is a truly lovely example of the 280, the top model in the classic SL-range W113. This car was originally sold in America and delivered February 5th 1969, making it one of the last cars produced with the red indicator lights. The car was reimported to Germany and totally restored by German specialists to original specification and to a very high standard in 2003.

Since the finished restoration it has been in single ownership and sparingly used. As such it retains its near factory finish quality and presents absolutely beautifully. It comes including hardtop in a lovely contrasting bordeaux colour. 

Model history:

The 280 SL debuted in December 1967 and production continued until February 1971, when the model was replaced by the brand new and considerably heavier 350 SL (R107). Not least because of its lower weight the 280 SL has a sportier edge than its successor even though it is also a very capable grand tourer. Americans generally preferred the automatic transmission and most of the 23,885 SL's built were sold here.

Earlier SL's came with the smaller 230 and 250-engines, and the M130 engine in the 280SL was the final and most powerful development of Mercedes Benz’s classic SOHC M180 6-cylinder engine.


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