Made famous by its atypical roofline on the hardtop and its sleek, angular styling, the W113 line of Mercedes automobiles is perhaps one of the most iconic lines of European classic cars available today. Often called the “Pagoda” due to the shape of the roof, there were three models in the line: the 230SL, 250SL, and 280SL. Whether you’re considering the purchase of a 1969 Mercedes Benz 280SL or are looking for a 230SL restoration project, you’ve come to the right place. The Beverly Hills Car Club is an elite California classic car dealership with the reputation for acquiring and selling some of the most exceptional European and American classic cars. From rare barn finds to showroom quality classics, they have all your auto needs covered. Here’s a few Buyer’s Tips if you’re considering the purchase of a 1969 Mercedes SL. The 1960 280SL was available with both the removable hardtop and soft-top in the so-called “Coupe/Roadster” configuration and also as a “California Coupe” where no hardtop was offered and a drop-down bench seat was installed in its place. It is very important to know which model you seek, as this will be one of the factors in determining value.
The 1969 Mercedes Benz 280SL and the other W113 models are extremely prone to rusting, however, entire floor and frame sections are being reproduced with very good quality, so rust is not impossible to fix, there are solutions for those interested in taking on a restoration project. For those looking for a complete, everyday-driver the 230SL and the 280SL each saw more than 19,000 units come off the factory floor and many of these exist today as dependable and stylish touring autos. The team at The Beverly Hills Car Club can help you find the car you’re looking for no matter what year, model or condition. Renowned for being a reputable Los Angeles classic car dealership with the knowledge, resources, and inventory to provide world-class service and care to today’s classic car collectors, they look forward to sharing this experience and knowledge with you and to helping you find the car you’ve always dreamed of.
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