It's commonplace for the remake of a movie, car, or song not to match the original; some things are best left the way they are. The W198 generation of Mercedes-Benz roadsters was built to perfection; it graced the pages of every automotive magazine and is a mainstay in many prestigious collections worldwide. Matching the W198 was a challenging task, but the success that was the W113 lived up to the challenge and was a love letter to classic open-top motoring. Up for sale, today is a lovely example of the W113 generation, and it looks like this 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible. With a reported 45,300 miles on the clock, this low mileage example is a numbers-matching vehicle and classic motoring done right.
You ever watch those scenes in a movie where the actor has the top down on a legendary classic motor, and all is better in the world? If you ever pictured yourself doing this, why imagine? It's time you drove off in this 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible and its iconic teal blue exterior. The iconic exterior is reported to be original and sports a color-matched hard top. In terms of shoes, this 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible sits on a set of period-correct wire wheels that are wrapped with new tires. The originality theme continues to the blue interior of this 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible. The leather seats are in excellent shape and give you a lovely driving position to admire the factory clusters at work and the road ahead.
Matching the iconic styling and powering the W113 generation were three different German inline six motors; each motor was geared to provide automotive nirvana, but if you were to be picky, the biggest 2.8L in-line six motor was the one to go for. Powering this 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible is this 2.8L inline-six powertrain geared to purr as you drive. To signify that iconic German reliability, the powertrain present in the car is reported to be numbers matching. The original motor is reported to see a recent oil change to ensure everything runs smoothly. Power is sent to the car's rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission that's also reported to be numbers matching.
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