Stupidly gorgeous, reliable, popular, are just a few words that perfectly describe the Mercedes-Benz 280 SL.
The previous models of this stunning two-seat roadster/coupe was born in June 1963 and lived through four years of production through to 1967.
Its chassis was based on W 111 sedan platform and its legacy remains as the first sports car built with a “safety body”.
Over the years, the W 113 was replaced by its successor, and it evolved from a sports car into a grand tourer.
The Mercedes-Benz 280 SL was equipped with 4-speed transmission and air conditioning.
The hottest movers today are the pretty little 280 SL roadsters, hence the value of the car going up!
Back in 2011, the value the machine ranged from $40,000 to $80,000.
Today, in 2017, the value has increased by a mile, now you’re looking at a starting price of $80,000 to $150,000.
Some have even topped $200,000 for the precious beauty.
The big uptick over the last four years is thanks to the timeless styling, and reliability of the vehicle.
This is one 1960s classic you could easily drive every day, and the removable “pagoda” hardtop looks ever-so-cool when its off.