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1970 Mercedes-benz Sl-class on 2040-cars

US $19,500.00
Year:1970 Mileage:125616 Color: Green /
 White
Location:

Haysville, Kansas, United States

Haysville, Kansas, United States

For more details email me at: jolinejwwikoff@ukpoets.net .

I am offering my unrestored and original but repainted 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SL There has been no crash damage or rust repair.
The paintwork is excellent. It was repainted professionally approximately 25 years ago. Evidently there was paint
failure with crazing. It was painted the original color...olive. The paint is nice but could use a good buff. The
hardtop was also repainted the original white/grey. The brightwork on the leading edge of the top has some fine
scratches. The interior of the top has some staining but no rips or tears.The panel gaps are excellent and
consistent with the factory standards. The panels are straight and flat. The original factory swages are present.
The top portion of the passenger plastic headlight lens is broken and is in the glove box. It is hard to notice.
There are no significant scratches. The olive green soft top is original and will require replacement. It has
several small tears. It is dry and fragile. The frame is straight and clean. When the car was shipped from
California several years ago, the driver damaged the rear frame rails. Hooks were placed in the factory frame holes
and the metal was torn as seen in the photos. This is a frustrating cosmetic problem that is of no structural
concern. The tires have good tread but they are old and should be replaced. The trunk is clean has areas on each
side of the floor that does have some superficial scale as seen in the photos.
Drivetrain
The engine is original and runs well. When purchased, the oil was changed and it was tuned. A new stainless steel
exhaust from Timevalve in Florida was fitted. I had a third generation Mercedes mechanic look it over. The valves
were adjusted, timing checked and it was aligned. Compression ...#1 165, #2 192, #3 175, #4 170, #5 190, #6
187. He gave the car high marks. He suggested new motor mounts and replacement of a cold start valve. These repairs
have not been done. It has an new fuel pump. Other repairs include...new control arm bushings, air intake hose,
fuel injection thermostat, hoses, brakes flushed and replaced with Ate fluid, tie rods, steering damper, air
filter, belts, cooling system flushed, and transmission serviced. The AC has been converted to R134A. The air
conditioning is not adequate and Iím having it checked again this week. The compressor does engage. There is a
small exhaust leak at one of the joints that will also be repaired this week. The transmission shifts without
problem but not like a modern car. The shifter bushings have been replaced so it is crisp.
Interior
The interior is parchment, clean, and original. It had sheepskins from the beginning. The MB Tex (not leather) is
supple. The seats look good but it appears that some color has thinned. There is a very small tear on the driver
back rest. The door panels are nice with no tears. The wood is excellent. The carpets are nice and original. The
heater/air control levers have been replaced which was an effort. They work well. An aftermarket Panasonic stereo
has been added and speakers have been placed in the rear deck area. Recently the clock stopped working (last week).
I imagine it is a connection/ground problem.
General
This is an a very nice example of an unrestored 280SL. The color combination is stunning. It is reliable and drives
nicely. For a 45 year old unrestored car, it is in remarkable condition. I have the original pink build sheet.

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