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Pedigree Motorcars is proud to offer this beautiful 1968 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL. For details and information please contact Ken Baker at 561-866-1601.

The 280SL is the last generation of the pagoda style Mercedes SL. We are told that this beautiful signal red with black leather example is a two owner motor car. The original family that owned it lived in California. We have the original California black plates that we were told were originally on the car. It was later sold to an attorney in Oklahoma who used it sparingly. We do have service records from the Oklahoma owner that shows that he took excellent care of it.

It has had a repaint in its original Signal Red. The repaint was performed to the highest quality. The seats have been recovered in black leather and we just had them re-padded with new horse hair. Because of the new pads, they feel like new. The chrome on this car is absolutely spectacular. We have found almost no flaws. In repainting the car, the notches were left in the fenders just as they should be. The spot welds on the inner fenders are also still there.

Upon careful inspection we have found absolutely no rust or corrosion anywhere on this car. Underside looks just as beautiful as the body and the interior. As seen in the photos, the engine bay is just beautiful. That alone shows the loving care this car has received throughout its life.

Driving this car is a wonderful experience. The engine idles wonderfully smoothly, and the transmission shifts smoothly and with precision. The exhaust makes a great sound, and the steering and suspension are as tight as you would expect them to be. This 280 SL is completely turnkey and will bring many miles of delight to its new owner.

As with every car at Pedigree Motorcars, this Mercedes received a thorough inspection and service in preparation of getting it ready for sale. We had performed:

Install new convertible top

Install new horse hair pads in the seats

Treat the wood on the dashboard

Change oil and filter

Replace shifter bezel repair Illumination light assembly

Replace rear shocks

Repair fuel pump shield

Replace muffler hangers

Evacuate and recharge AC system

Replace upper compression manifold seal

Replaced front shifter bushings

Replace license plate steel grommets and screws

Repair drivers window regulator

Replace drivers window crank

Replace Feeder Hose/Clamp

Repair Window Regulator

Replace Spark Plugs

Replace Fuel Filter

Replace A/C switch

This Mercedes is now ready to be driven and enjoyed. It is equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission as well as air conditioning. Both are the most desirable options for these cars. As expected it comes with a hard top and bamboo floor mats. Also retains its spare tire cover and original tool roll.

We encourage perspective buyers to personally inspect this Mercedes to appreciate how beautiful it is. Many additional photos are available upon request. As with all of our cars inspections are welcomed and encouraged.

At Pedigree Motorcars we show by appointment only. Contact Ken Baker at 5618-66-1601 to arrange your private showing.

Stock #P470
Engine2.8 liter 6 cylinder
Exterior ColorSignal Red
Interior ColorBlack Leather
Body StyleConvertible
New/Used Used
Price SOLD
Carfax® Report
CarStory Report
  • Air Conditioning
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Convertible
  • Convertible Boot
  • Fuel Injection
  • Leather
  • Power Steering
  • Trunk mat
Prices do not include title fee(s), tag fee(s), or taxes.