1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL


1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
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1968 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

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.


Engine Type
Engine Size
2.8 I6


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Body Style




Interior Color
Black Leather
Center Console
Engine Size
2.8 I6
Transmission Type
Body Style
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