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MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL ROADSTER/COUPE

2-door 2-seater roadster/coupé.

Third and final derivative of car first seen in 1963, this time with 2.8-litre  single cam/170bhp engine, disc brakes all round, and choice of soft-top or steel hardtop. Four-speeder, or even automatic. Quick - up to 120mph - but still inflicted with swing-axle rear suspension. Replaced by bigger, beefier 350SL.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
2778cc (S6 OC) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1967 to 1971  
Number produced:
23,885