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1970 Mercedes Benz 280SL

When Mercedes Benz engineers developed a successor to the popular 300SL Gullwing, the Mercedes Benz 280SL was born. The new SL design, which would be called the W113 internally, was contemporary, comfortable, and spacious for its time. The 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SL would see 7935 units throughout its production year. Available in both two-door Roadster and two-door Coupe options, the 280SL was bigger, wide and heavier than its predecessor and was the perfect car for those looking for driving comfort, road handling and construction. Buyers also had the option of various engines, including a V8 with either a 3.5 or 4.5l cylinder, or a 6-cylinder engine with a capacity of 2.8l. Most models came with an automatic transmission with an engine that featured fuel injection. The Mercedes Benz 280SL 1970 could reach a top speed of 121mph.

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The 1970 Mercedes Benz 280SL, as well as the 1969 model, saw several changes and updates from the first release in 1968. Modifications included the license plate moving from the firewall to the front door jamb, the firewall insulation pad material was updated from coarse to smooth and the the hardtop front handles were made separate. Elastic also became the new material on door pockets, and the floor coverings changed from rubber mats to synthetic carpet.

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