1968 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL
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Purchased new at Fox Brothers in Hollywood Ca. and lovingly cared for by the original owner until 2007, the current
owner has used the car sparingly since and has added only 13K during their ownership.
The California Coupe was a special order 280SL that deleted the top well and soft top creating enough space for a
full width folding back seat while retaining the removable hard top. A true two owner black plate California car,
it has always been garaged, and it has spent it’s entire life exclusively in Southern California. It has never
been hit and has never seen rust. In fact, all panels have matching numbers and all of the factory spot welds are
Obviously well cared for, the bodywork has been repainted once in the original Tobacco Brown and shows well but
there are a few flaws worth noting. The hard top has a few paint blisters on the leading edge above the windshield,
and there are some minor paint chips on the edge of the hood. All of the chrome and trim are original Mercedes-Benz
pieces and still look nice.
Inside, the cognac colored MB Tex seats were reupholstered at one time and still look great but there are some
splits in the headliner. All gauges and controls work well, but the dealer installed AC does not blow cold and
would probably benefit from a recharge. The carpets are original and look good but show some wear on the driver’s
side. The dash cover has a few minor cracks, and the wood trim on the dashboard has some decay on the driver’s
Mechanically it runs and drives well and has been well maintained. Powered by the 2.8 liter six cylinder coupled
with a four speed automatic transmission, it has never been rebuilt and has had only routine maintenance as
required throughout the years.
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