1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

This SL is a rare german market car with a manual transmission mated to the larger 2.8 liter engine. It came to us from Southern California with a red exterior and a white interior. After researching its history we learned that it was born white with a navy interior. Because it was involved in a couple of accidents to the front and rear the vehicle was mounted to our Celette frame rack to be straightened out. We were able to acquire almost all new sheet metal direct from Mercedes Classic Center, so we were able to completely re-skin it.

After we returned the car to its original white on navy color scheme we fitted it with the original glass headlamps and European dash gauges. This car, which we call Sonya, is a fine example of what a 113 roadster looked like back in 1970.