Bradford, Ontario, Canada

1970 Mercedes 280SL

1970 Mercedes 280SL

Our 280SL is originally a European Spec'd car, meaning it has different headlights and other small differences. These are usually more desirable to most collectors.

It is a 3 seater - meaning it has the sideways rear seat also known as a "kinderseat" or "jump seat". It features the 2.8L engine with 4speed manual transmission. Runs well, could benefit from a tune up – just from sitting.

The car was imported from Germany to California where it spent most of its time before coming to Canada. It has been stored indoors since and hasn't been winter driven – to the best of my knowledge. The odometer currently reads just under 60,000km. Currently the dash has been removed for restoration but will be reinstalled before sale. Buy it and restore it - or buy it and drive it - or do both! The decision is yours!

Call or email The Guild of Automotive Restorers for more details.

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