|Engine:||2.8 Liter In-line 6cyl|
This 280 SL has been mechanically gone through and runs great.
The interior has just been completely redone with all new MB Leather seats, headrests, door panels, rear cowl.
The exterior paint is a few years old and has just been completely conditioned and polished to where it looks like it was done yesterday. Professionally paint corrected. Over 20 hours of labor.
Although not a frame off restoration this car is an above average excellent condition driver and priced accordingly. It has both tops and the canvas soft top is new. The hard top like most is probably not original to this car.
The 280 SL was introduced in December 1967 and continued in production through 23 February 1971. Over the years, the W 113 evolved from a sports car into a comfortable grand tourer, and US models were by then usually equipped with the 4-speed automatic transmission and air conditioning. Of the 23,885 280 SLs produced, more than half were sold in the US.
The main change was an upgrade to the 2,778 cc (2.8 L) M130 engine with 170 PS (130 kW; 170 hp) maximum power and 180 lb⋅ft (244 N⋅m) maximum torque, which finally gave the W 113 adequate power. The performance improvement was achieved by increasing bore by 4.5 mm (0.2 in), which stretched the limits of the M180 block, and required pairwise cylinder casts without cooling water passages. This mandated an oil-cooler, which was fitted vertically next to the radiator. Each engine was now bench-tested for two hours prior to being fitted, so their power specification was guaranteed at last.